Acetone works

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elb1
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:08 pm

Finally started me scoot after a year of set backs and lack of time. Originally was stripping it to do all bearings and new wiring then m.o.t it and ride as it was but on removel of back light and number plate and frame grill
I discovered a lovely patch of original grey paint. After reading some posts on paint stripping I'm going to try a lift the paint that's on top off it see how far I get before my brain turns to mush from acetone inhalation :lol: I've also priced up and got a sandblaster on stand by if I feel it's lookin too crusty however a rustration is what I'm aiming for. here's a pic so far
http://rs164.pbsrc.com/albums/u30/whatt ... 0&fit=clip

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Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:21 pm

Acetone doesn't half make your hands cold. I tried it myself, with some success. But the paintwork underneath was patchy so I didn't go that route in the end.

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Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:07 pm

Doom Patrol wrote:Acetone doesn't half make your hands cold. I tried it myself, with some success. But the paintwork underneath was patchy so I didn't go that route in the end.
I can't decide if it's too bad for rustoration look at mo. It has got a crusty look but can't help thinking the same as you and just getting it blasted and sprayed. progress so far,frame loop nearly done and a few test patches on the frame tube.
http://rs164.pbsrc.com/albums/u30/whatt ... 0&fit=clip
http://rs164.pbsrc.com/albums/u30/whatt ... it=clip%22

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:12 pm

Looking at your pictures they seem to highlight exactly what I found too. It's difficult to produce an even result. Sometimes you can't help going through the paint you're trying to uncover and you get down to that strange red primer. It's an awful lot of pain for not much gain in the end. These days I'd probably bite the bullet and get the frame blasted and powder coated.

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Thu May 05, 2016 10:54 am

I've had amazing results with acetone, here is my DL when I got it:

ImageIMG_0390 by Robin Brown, on Flickr

And here she is after removal of the old paint job (with acetone and lots of rags):

ImageIMG_1099 by Robin Brown, on Flickr

The acetone does not seem to touch the factory turquoise, but it quickly dissolves the white factory paint on the cowlings.

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Thu May 05, 2016 1:01 pm

That's terrific! What a transformation. Having tried it myself I take my hat off to you. That's a lot of hard work.

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Thu May 05, 2016 1:18 pm

It was actually a pleasure, every completed panel felt like I was preserving this wonderful old scooter. It was a especially rewarding to find the guy who painted it had not removed the original panel stripes or ink splat all those years ago. I was lucky that he had not rubbed it down very well, is this would, of course, been unrecoverable. It had been rubbed through in a few places:

ImageIMG_0631 by Robin Brown, on Flickr

I just touched-up by hand with a brush:

ImageDL1 0CT14 by Robin Brown, on Flickr

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Thu May 05, 2016 11:19 pm

You did a great job Rob. You should be pleased.

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Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:36 am

Rob, what a great transformation in picture form.

I would never have believed it possible, very nice work indeed.

You driven it anywhere lately :0)

your old bruv..

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Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:39 pm

Good work, incredible!

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