Project Raw

davosaurusrex

E*POWAH Master
Apr 21, 2018
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360
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Paint was looking a bit tatty on the old girl and I had always wanted to raw a frame so decided to give it a go. Started off with this
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Many hours with industrial paint stripper, sand paper and wet and dry later
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Ended up with this 20221224_121129.jpg 20221224_121609.jpg
Quite pleased with how it turned out
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cozzy

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So good. Looked into this a while back but it seems the chemical that strips paint has been removed from paintstripper 😒What type did you have to use?
 

davosaurusrex

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Apr 21, 2018
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Starchem Synstrip. It's the proper stuff, I did it outdoors wearing chem gauntlets, eye protection and a decent mask. Even then it took quite a number of applications and further sanding. There is also filler around the top battery mount knuckle where it is welded to the frame, filled and sanded flat before painting, that was fairly stubborn to sand off
 

VWsurfbum

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Jan 11, 2021
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I'd suggest paying £40 to get it sand blasted, much quicker and cheaper than using paint stripper. :)
 

davosaurusrex

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Apr 21, 2018
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I did think of that but also heard that the frame can be damaged and whilst I wouldn't rush to do it again I did quite enjoy the process
 

davosaurusrex

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Apr 21, 2018
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Might sell the frame and all ebike running gear if any interest, prob looking for £800. Two batteries, recent frame and headset bearings. Still an awesome bike, I just fancy a new one
 

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