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Sanding a Frame(6 posts)

Sanding a FrameRoundabout
Jan 22, 2004 12:37 PM
What is the best way to sand down an old frame for repainting. This is a low budget project. My electric finishing sander should work well on the larger areas but will not get everywhere. Hand sanding all the nooks and crannies around the bottom bracket and elsewhere will be tough. A wire brush on a drill will not reach in. Is there a way to do this short of buying some electrical tool I may never use again?
Strip the paint...Dave Hickey
Jan 22, 2004 12:46 PM
Don't try sanding off the old paint. Go to an autoparts store and get a paint stripper. I use a product called Aircraft(Airline?) Paint Stripper purchased at Autozone. Use gloves in a well ventilated area. Usually an old toothbrush is all you need to get the old paint out of the nooks and crannies...

I'm assuming your talking about steel or aluminum and not carbon.
Thanks - but it is rusty too!Roundabout
Jan 22, 2004 12:54 PM
Great suggestion on the paint stripper. The frame is steel but it is rusty too, and at the hardest to reach spots. I do not think stipper will get that so I still need to sand.
re: but it is rusty too!cyclopathic
Jan 22, 2004 1:10 PM
after you strip paint brush off excess rust with wire brash and then use Permatex Rust Treatment, it coverts rust into paintable primer. Cost ~5$ in auto stores good luck
Naval Jelly strips rust. (nm)Chen2
Jan 22, 2004 2:33 PM
A regular wire brush will get those spots. (nm)czardonic
Jan 22, 2004 3:16 PM