How to strip paint off a bicycle frame…again.

Back in 07 I published an article showing how I stripped the paint off a bicycle frame.

Fast forward a few years, I have another project that requires me to remove the paint off the frame.

I took the the Airborne Skyhawk frame that we are using for the tandem project. Notice the beautiful burnt orange paint job. Well, say goodbye to it.
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Just like that famous Boys II Men song…I say to this paint job, “It’s so hard to say goodbye.”
airborne skyhawk

I took a can of Klean Strip and a pair of gloves then went to town on the frame.
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I sprayed the stripper all over the frame. I did a few coats of it to ensure that the paint comes off easily.
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Here’s how it looks after I scraped off the stripper.
paint stripper bicycle

To finish off the job, it’s a good idea that you first wash off all that stripper chemicals. Be careful when you do this because if you get it on your skin, it’s going to burn…trust me I know! After you’ve cleaned everything then take a wire wheeled brush that’s attached to a drill and remove any remnant paint/primer. This process will take some elbow grease. Then your frame will be ready for what ever you chose to do with it.
how to remove paint from a bicycle

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