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Old 10-16-12, 11:54 PM
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Techniques for refreshing oxidized paint?

I was given a 89-90ish Haro Extreme which had been sitting outside for a long time.

I thought I would just cannibalize it for parts. However, when I got it on the stand tonight, I discovered that it is a very cool frame with lots of interesting angles and brazeons. And, the paint, although faded and oxidized, is in good shape with few scratches or chips and no rust. It really does have a good deal of creative potential.

My question is what techniques do you use to refresh oxidized paint?

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ScratchX and then carnuba wax. Just dont do the decals too hard with the ScratchX.
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Originally Posted by poke em View Post
ScratchX and then carnuba wax. Just dont do the decals too hard with the ScratchX.
Bump. I thought this topic was sufficiently geeky to encourage discussion.
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I'm a little unclear on your differentiation between oxidation and rust. Do you mean that the paint is faded?
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For rust find something that eats the rust.

Go to a car cleaning shop that deals with older cars as they should have special polish to revamp up the paint.

I have done this on several of my bikes and the results are very nice.

You'll be amazed how nice and shiny 'old' paint can look like when doing this.

Do not go to a carpaint shop as they used not entirely the same product as they treat new paint and yours doesn't.

Show us the results.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I'm a little unclear on your differentiation between oxidation and rust. Do you mean that the paint is faded?
Rust is the oxidization of steel. Oxidized paint is different. The paint itself develops a dull and white coating.
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Rust is the oxidization of steel. Oxidized paint is different. The paint itself develops a dull and white coating.
Got it, thanks...I didn't know paint oxidized at all. I've yet to come across this phenomena, or yet to notice of it at any rate.
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I just rehashed a pug that was clearcoated over the paint.

I scuff padded and clearcoated it-what a difference.
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