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Old 06-23-11, 10:52 PM
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i sprayed brake parts cleaner and paints starts to come off!!

well what should i do ? should i just re-paint my bike? i didnt get the chance to do anything to it yet and does anybody know how to take off some rust? this is my first real project.. so ill take any recommendations on the paint and how shoiuld i take off the rest of the paint without hurting any other parts of the bike?
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Where did you spray the brake parts cleaner? If the paint has been damaged, chances are you will have to strip the paint and repaint the bike. Next time, try a chemical on a small area of the paint that will not be easily visible, just to see how it works.

You might want to take a look at Painting A Bicycle, to get some ideas for paint removal and even application. Be forewarned, if your paint is not bad, you should not repaint the bike since doing so can greatly diminish value.
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Ended up looking like this...


Have a look and hope this is a help.
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well what should i do ? should i just re-paint my bike? i didnt get the chance to do anything to it yet and does anybody know how to take off some rust? this is my first real project.. so ill take any recommendations on the paint and how shoiuld i take off the rest of the paint without hurting any other parts of the bike?
since your forks are a differnt colour to the frame, and its just a bike you found you could have some fun learning and painting the bike.

But then the original 40+year old paint and stickers wouldbe lost for ever.
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Rust removal? Search is your friend, it's been discussed over 1,000 times already.
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yea but im new to biking all together so see how i jsut damaged the paint by spraying brake cleaner spray cause i wanted to wash MY bike as suggested by c&l... so help me..im not pro like you guys i figured it was common sense and i was sadly wrong .. but i am gonna strip it ... so theres no way to get peugeot decals huh? is that white one origina stickers and paint?
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Where did you spray the brake parts cleaner? If the paint has been damaged, chances are you will have to strip the paint and repaint the bike. Next time, try a chemical on a small area of the paint that will not be easily visible, just to see how it works.

You might want to take a look at Painting A Bicycle, to get some ideas for paint removal and even application. Be forewarned, if your paint is not bad, you should not repaint the bike since doing so can greatly diminish value.
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Have a look and hope this is a help.
well i had the bike upside down and i sprayed the cranks/gears/shifters whatever that i thought could shine once again but it dripped down and now even teh seats are messed up with white spots that i cant remove. yea im hoping my peugeot comes out like your white one and are those the original decals/stickers on yours?
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yep, brake cleaner will do that... good luck
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yea but im new to biking all together so see how i jsut damaged the paint by spraying brake cleaner spray cause i wanted to wash MY bike as suggested by c&l... so help me..im not pro like you guys i figured it was common sense and i was sadly wrong .. but i am gonna strip it ... so theres no way to get peugeot decals huh? is that white one origina stickers and paint?
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Also read directions on can.
i did keep away from children and mouth eyes etc...
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well here are some before and after pictures...
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You are getting way upside down on that bike. I would find another boîte your size to work on.
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I think some dollar store degreaser would have done the job of cleaning easily, and not taking your paint off. That is what I use to clean my bicycle and motorycycle. It gets dirt off...

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i wanted to wash MY bike
soap and water is what i use to wash my bike. rubbing alcohol for more stubborn stuff, or just use some wd40 or other light lubricant to wipe down areas of grease . brake cleaner is hardcore man
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A UO8 with all its original components...not an uberbike but a great rider. Can't help much with painting advice but if you aren't comfortable with it as it is then you won't ride it. And it is definitely worth riding. Also can't comment on brake cleaner but anyone who hangs around old cars enough knows that DOT3 and DOT4 (i.e. traditional) brake fluid eats paint.
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Hey man - Go head and admit that you secretly wanted to repaint this bike and subconsciously used the brake cleaner to precipitate the idea - This will be your next winter project if nothing else...
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You are getting way upside down on that bike. I would find another boîte your size to work on.
well of course i am...this is my first bike after all and i actually know spoke to some bikers that works with my girlfriend...and they said to rebuild the bike just to ride it at least once for a long stretch even if its too big it'll be worth it!!! agreed....
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i have a couple of projects now but this is my first bike so yea this will be the BIG ONE for me..
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soap and water is what i use to wash my bike. rubbing alcohol for more stubborn stuff, or just use some wd40 or other light lubricant to wipe down areas of grease . brake cleaner is hardcore man
i tried soap and water for a half hour and nothing came off so i went in the basement and found the can...
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I think some dollar store degreaser would have done the job of cleaning easily, and not taking your paint off. That is what I use to clean my bicycle and motorycycle. It gets dirt off...

Luck to you,
i will surely go the the dollar store and try that out next time...
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i will surely go the the dollar store and try that out next time...
The "orange" stuff, it works, I even hit my white wall tires with it too. ...
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man i couldnt find anything at the local 99cents store... any idea of what the "orange" stuff is called?
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