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Old 03-17-09, 07:58 PM
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Stripping an old Worksman Trike Frame

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Anyone have any ideas on how to best go about stripping the underside/'nooks and crannies' of an old Worksman trike frame? I've gotten most of the easily accessible areas by putting a flap wheel sanding pad on a grinder and by using some good 'ol fashioned elbow grease. I'm not wanting to spend 100 hours on this, but I want to try and do it right, too.

Any ideas would be great!
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Old 03-18-09, 08:37 AM
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Paint stripper- ZipStrip is one brand. Brush it on and then scrape it off after it bubbles up.
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Cool - thanks! I just read in the 'Regional' forum for Texas that there's some stuff out there called JASCO Aircraft Paint stripper - comes in an aerosol can, I guess. That sounds like a good bet too.
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Just make sure to work in a well ventilated area and wear protective gear. That stuff does a great job, but will eat flesh (and eyeballs) pretty quickly.
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Try using a "wheel brush" for your grinder.
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I've had good results with chemical paint stripper and very coarse steel wool or wire brush. You can also use a propane torch to warm the paint until it bubbles and use the wire brush. In any case; outside, with gloves on (welding gloves if you're using the torch)
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