frame paint removal

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wild4679
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Joined: July 8th, 2017, 7:14 am
Body Type: 82B
Model Year: 1931

frame paint removal

Post by wild4679 » July 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm

I am about to prepare the frame on my '31 for repainting. Is it necessary to remove the existing paint to bare metal and start over? Or, can the prep be limited to removing loose paint and using a pre-paint wash? If the paint must be removed, what have others done to make this easier? I have the option of hauling the frame to a sandblaster, and could I could have it done for under a couple hundred bucks.

Note: A quick pass through my shop and one would realize I'm not a perfectionist.

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Farrell In Vancouver
Posts: 304
Joined: February 23rd, 2011, 6:52 am
Body Type: Deck
Model Year: 1931
Location: Vancouver BC Canada

Re: frame paint removal

Post by Farrell In Vancouver » July 9th, 2019, 10:33 am

I would think you could do a pretty serviceable job with a wire brush and putty knife, but it would be tedious as the AA's have a lot of square inches to them. Power grinder with cupped wire and knotted wire wheels would help speed it up some too.
I had my two daughters help me out with mine and we were pretty much done by the time they got bored with the project.
Good luck!

flatford39
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Joined: September 24th, 2009, 3:06 pm
Body Type: Express
Model Year: 1928
Location: NE Illinois

Re: frame paint removal

Post by flatford39 » July 9th, 2019, 1:46 pm

To answer your question I would need to know the type of paint that is on it now and what you want to put on it. If it's factory paint then just scuff it up real good and go from there.

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