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Re-spray alloy Cannonade (US made frame)
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Hi

I have an old Cannonade Bad Boy. Frame was made in the US. The paint has bubbled all over the place and the alloy has oxidised underneath it. I want to strip it - check the frames integrity and then re-spray it if it's not compromised.

Before anyone starts - I'm aware how about intensive stripping frames by hand is. I've done this with a couple of steel bikes.

Questions are:
What's the best paint stripper for an alloy bike? Nitromors? Is there something better?

What's the best primer for alloy? Have read this is good:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/U-Pol-ACID-Acid-Etch-Primer/dp/B006HFM5YG/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475159078&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=Upol+etch+primer+bike

What's the best paint. By best, I mean - most resilient to sweat & water. Want to avoid the oxidation for as long as possible (Hammerite?) (nb - looking for a matt black finish).

Thanks
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Are you planning on use spray cans for the whole job, Like primer in your link
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(09-29-2016, 05:14 PM)painkiller Wrote:  Are you planning on use spray cans for the whole job, Like primer in your link

Hi there. Thanks for getting back.

Yes. Planning to use spray cans. Previously found that with a bit of care could get a clean finish.

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(09-29-2016, 05:20 PM)ebgt Wrote:  
(09-29-2016, 05:14 PM)painkiller Wrote:  Are you planning on use spray cans for the whole job, Like primer in your link

Hi there. Thanks for getting back.

Yes. Planning to use spray cans. Previously found that with a bit of care could get a clean finish.

e
I use an Aircraft stripper for a lot of things alloy, comes in a spray can found at many Auto parts store here in the US. etching primer would work or a zinc chromate type of primer. Cannot recommend a top coat in your area. I would go with an automotive paint and clearcoat myself. Here in the US automotive paint suppliers are able to make spray cans for you. Look into that in your area
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