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How to strip the frame
#21
I am suggesting the Scotch Brite General Purpose Scuffing Wheel.
(It is ultra fine and should not cut your frame in half, HA!) The model no. is 07443. I use it all the time with excellent results. You will see what I mean.
The scuffing is easy and you maintain lots of control, yet it gets the paint off nicely. You can find it at most paint superstores.
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#22
like this maybe
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#23
That's it. It's not the easiest thing to find and it's never at Home Depot.
Wait 'till you see my blast cabinet for bead blasting frames. I'll send a pic.
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#24
cool! looking forward to that. I want to see a pic of your Tout Terrain too. Those are pretty neat, that company has the belt drive system down for semi-custom bikes I would say
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#25
(11-22-2012, 10:48 AM)painkiller Wrote:  cool! looking forward to that. I want to see a pic of your Tout Terrain too. Those are pretty neat, that company has the belt drive system down for semi-custom bikes I would say

Mine is a Black Tout Terrain Boulevard. The one with the Gates Belt Drive is the Metropolitan. About $500 more so I kept it with normal derailleurs. The good thing about this frame is that a Rohloff can be added anytime I choose.

I will post a pic. I told my wife I was heading to Denali on my bike and it was useless to try and stop me. She has offered to pack for me. By the way, I put Frost River bags on the bike..very easy to pack. You'll see in the photo.
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#26
Trying top upload bike photo. So much fun.
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#27
Nice nice Ron ! but you need to repost in the " show off your Bike! "
section in the blue bar @ the upper right of the screen.
Show the guys and gals some of the unique features like the integrated rear rack and the split seat/chainstay so it could be swapped to belt drive if you choose, If it has that
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#28
Just wandering, no special liquid or anything need be applied when using the scotch wheel?
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#29
Nothing need be applied during the strip and clean stage. protect yourself with goggle/face shield/apron
One more tip Bill, do not cross contaminate between metals. If you use a pad for steel do not use it for alloy,you take the chance of embedding steel micro particles in the alloy and could cause rust spots and surface discoloration later
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