what kind of paint does electra use?



Sep 29, 2013
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we have 5 electras here, for the most part they have a pretty nice finish. seems pretty durable but I never gave it much thought. im steeling some stuff off a girls coaster. I decided to strip the fenders and chainguard to paint them for a different bike. coated them with stripper and it barely softened the finish. plastic scraper wouldn't take it off I had to go to a gasket scraper. I also put it on the forks and it didn't do anything on them.
 
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yeah I was thinking powder coat. the fenders were pretty beat up otherwise I would have scuffed and painted over them. it was easier to hit it with a paint stripper wheel on a grinder vs the paint stripper and scraper. I then hand sanded and a coat of etching primer.
 
Jan 12, 2013
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Powder coat has to be wet with av. Stripper a couple days! Then, once it looks ready to fall off on its own, you are just getting started!
Never ever SAND BLAST bicycle stuff, far to aggressive. Leaves pits/ultra ruff surface, and can and will warp sheet metal.
Much better is media blasting with plastic or baking soda.
 
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Had an old Raleigh I'm redoing for my mom that was the same way, good paint
 
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