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BB and HS facing(2 posts)

BB and HS facingTUT2222
Dec 9, 2003 4:09 AM
I'm almost ready to have my (old) frame painted. Should I have the bb and hs checked and faced if neccesary before or after the paint? My thoughts would be before, only to prevent any bare metal exposed, but I could see after also to ensure the alignment is not affected by the paint. Thanks
after paint.desmo
Dec 9, 2003 9:21 AM
you chase and face after the paint goes on. aside from squaring the frame, you want the paint off these areas as well. some modern cartrige BB's only require facing on one side so determine that beforehand. of course you want to do a full inspection of all threads, braze-ons, alignment, etc. before the paint goes on as well in case any repairs need to made.