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PostSubject: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/12/2010, 9:05 am

Use a Power drill with a wire brush attachments. This will help cut some time down from you sanding your bike frame.


What I do is after using chemical stripper & scraping the paint away. Whatever doesn't come off from the chemical stripper.
I use a power drill with a wire brush attachment.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/12/2010, 10:11 am

Yup, these are pretty awesome. Mi padre has a table grinder out in the back and one of the sides has a wire brush disc. Not the most convenient, though, trying to hold my dad's old frame up to the table grinder that was fixed onto the desk... but I never thought of a drill attachment. What I like about these is that no matter how much pressure you apply, it's still just a wire brush, so there's no real harm you're doing to the frame at all.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/12/2010, 10:41 am

wow never thought of this... Good work!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/12/2010, 11:04 pm

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Yup, these are pretty awesome. Mi padre has a table grinder out in the back and one of the sides has a wire brush disc. Not the most convenient, though, trying to hold my dad's old frame up to the table grinder that was fixed onto the desk... but I never thought of a drill attachment. What I like about these is that no matter how much pressure you apply, it's still just a wire brush, so there's no real harm you're doing to the frame at all.

Yeah you're right it doesn't harm the frame at all. FYI wear safety goggles because the little wires comes off. I found some stuck to my forehead and cheek lol!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/12/2010, 11:05 pm

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wow never thought of this... Good work!
Thank You!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/12/2010, 11:29 pm

from the looks of it... can you polish the steel to make it look nice and shiny? without painting it? Maybe I can make a iron man concept Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/13/2010, 12:09 am

I do that only with an angle grinder. Just gotta watch for all the shrapnel it kicks up at you.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/13/2010, 12:48 am

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from the looks of it... can you polish the steel to make it look nice and shiny? without painting it? Maybe I can make a iron man concept Smile

Yeah it gets shinny with the wire bush. I think it will work if you use a buffer attachments, that will make it really nice & shinny. I think that would look really good. And put a clear coat to protect it. Only one thing the welding will show but if your welding job on your frame looks good, go for it.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/13/2010, 7:50 am

Yeah that's how i did this

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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/13/2010, 9:05 pm

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Yeah that's how i did this


Sweet! Nice Job! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/14/2010, 1:17 am

You can do that with any steel frame right?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/14/2010, 2:34 am

Mandrew wrote:
You can do that with any steel frame right?
Yes
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/14/2010, 6:30 am

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Sweet! Nice Job! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/14/2010, 6:34 am

Mr Berto wrote:
Use a Power drill with a wire brush attachments. This will help cut some time down from you sanding your bike frame.


What I do is after using chemical stripper & scraping the paint away. Whatever doesn't come off from the chemical stripper.
I use a power drill with a wire brush attachment.



What was the chemical stripper you used and how did you scrape the paint off?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/14/2010, 10:52 am

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Mr Berto wrote:
Use a Power drill with a wire brush attachments. This will help cut some time down from you sanding your bike frame.


What I do is after using chemical stripper & scraping the paint away. Whatever doesn't come off from the chemical stripper.
I use a power drill with a wire brush attachment.



What was the chemical stripper you used and how did you scrape the paint off?
Klean-Strip Premium Stripper Aerosol & grade 3 Steel wool.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/15/2010, 8:39 am

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Mr Berto wrote:
Use a Power drill with a wire brush attachments. This will help cut some time down from you sanding your bike frame.


What I do is after using chemical stripper & scraping the paint away. Whatever doesn't come off from the chemical stripper.
I use a power drill with a wire brush attachment.



What was the chemical stripper you used and how did you scrape the paint off?
Klean-Strip Premium Stripper Aerosol & grade 3 Steel wool.


Thanks man! I'm gonna try it on my next project
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/17/2010, 2:03 am

@ Jeffshmeff FYI: make sure you wear gloves all the time, Klean-Strip Premium Stripper will burn your skin.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/20/2010, 4:50 am

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from the looks of it... can you polish the steel to make it look nice and shiny? without painting it? Maybe I can make a iron man concept Smile

Mandrew, If you wanted to do a Ironman concept fixed. Why don't you paint the frame Red and paint the fork Gold or Red.? And have some Gold handlebars with Red grips, Gold crankset with Red or Gold? chain and White wheelset with Gold hubs. Red or Gold headset, stem and Gold seat post. And see if you can want a head badge find someone to make a Ironman vinyl sticker in gold. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DIY: Helpful tool for striping your steel frame.   5/21/2010, 6:52 am

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Mandrew wrote:
from the looks of it... can you polish the steel to make it look nice and shiny? without painting it? Maybe I can make a iron man concept Smile

Mandrew, If you wanted to do a Ironman concept fixed. Why don't you paint the frame Red and paint the fork Gold or Red.? And have some Gold handlebars with Red grips, Gold crankset with Red or Gold? chain and White wheelset with Gold hubs. Red or Gold headset, stem and Gold seat post. And see if you can want a head badge find someone to make a Ironman vinyl sticker in gold. Smile
I think anodized light blue hubs would look good as the arc reactor.
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