/ Getting paint off titanium frame
Does anyone have any advice of how I can strip a titanium frame? Don't know whether to try Nitromors or getting it shotblasted.
Have you tried acetone (nail polish remover) it might take it off with a bit of elbow grease?
Thanks for the ideas, will try them.
Nitromors and rubber gloves. Finish with Brillo pads.
How about getting stickers off a Ti frame ? fancy my roadbike looking plain and simple.
nitromors will do the job, but its nasty stuff.
If you're going to get it blasted go for Soda. It will strip the paint but not touch the metal. Vapourblasting or dry blasting would be ok but some of the companies who do this don't always bother to change to the correct grit or pressure. If you're not careful some muppet could blast a hole through your frame or warp it.
If you pm me your rough area I may have a contact who can help you out with blasting if you decide to go that route.
Stickers? If they don't just peel off, you can buy sticker remover from Homebase/B&Q etc. easily enough. Alternatively, petrol is excellent for getting rid of any sticky residue, if you can put up with the smell.
Ti is pretty impervious to most things that you're likely to be able to use easily, so to answer the OP, nitromors and rubber gloves will be just fine. I'd be happy to use that on my frame if I had to, no worries. That said, I saw a Ti frame that had been beadblasted recently to a dull matt finish, and it looked bloody lovely. I don't know what the composition of the blasting medium was, sadly.
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