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Old 30 October 2015, 10:35   #1
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Removing badly flaked paint from A frame

Over the years my poor A frame has taken a battering from elements and wayward blows from varying objects and is now flaking badly as can be seen from any of my pics on file. One of my winter projects was to bring it back to bare stainless.
Any ideas as to the best method of achieving this.
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Old 30 October 2015, 12:20   #2
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unfortunately you cant buy good old nitromors any more and the eco friendly stuff is a waste of time .you could take it to a powder coaters and have it dipped or use a blowlamp and burn it off
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If you get it powder coated Billy it will last....And they will Shot blast it first which also makes a good key.
It's basically a choice of the hassell of stripping the A-frame of wiring ect and removing...or stripping the old paint off and just painting it again.
If you were closer I could get it sorted worth the money
All the best with it either way Mate.
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If you get it powder coated Billy it will last....And they will Shot blast it first which also makes a good key.
It's basically a choice of the hassell of stripping the A-frame of wiring ect and removing...or stripping the old paint off and just painting it again.
If you were closer I could get it sorted worth the money
All the best with it either way Mate.


Thanks. But have you any good suggestions for taking the old off!!


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Old 30 October 2015, 13:41   #5
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Are you willing to take the frame off and remove all the fittings? Dipping or shot blasting should be possible but not DIY. Otherwise it's lots of elbow grease but you can leave the frame and fixtures in place.
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Da man said 'shot blast'.
Grit blasting will descale and give a key. I'd then have it powder coated.

I'd remove the frame and ship it off to the powder coaters, they'll do the lot.
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Poly and Maximus I really can't be bothered going to all the hassle of removing all the electrics etc. As most of the frame is already badly flaked and showing probably 35% SS it's fairly spotty to say the leaded I was just going to attack it and try to just leave it ss


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Aircraft Stripper / Methylene Chloride works wonders.
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Aircraft Stripper / Methylene Chloride works wonders.

Available where?


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Just looked, apparently it's banned on your side of the pond, except for use in an industrial setting.

Looks like you can still buy it from chemical supply houses: Methylene Chloride for Sale from ReAgent, UK Suppliers
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