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Old 04-28-2006, 08:46 PM
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Well the ol red is in need of a serious frame makeover! Its rusting like crazy now on the sub frame and the bottom of the main frame. I went to lowes and bought a whole thing of 5 minute super strong best they have paint stripper. It is seriously poisonious. Just getting it on your skin and absorbing it makes you sick Im scared. After I get it all stripped I am going to paint the frame with RUST OLEUM Oil Based (for metal) Aluminum color. I was thinking of black but my friend did that and it looks ok.. I want it too look like the newer models. I will keep yall updated on the progress. I might start tomorrow! It is going to be a long process but in the end I will love it. Ive been doing a lot to the bike basically OVER HAULING it... Grease rear end , new sprockets and chain, working on the shifter deal (the one i Bought was too large), Im doing the top end soon, the clutch, Ive resealed the airbox, and no telling what else Ima do..
Ill quit rambling, just lettin yall know this knee problem is not getting me down, Its a good time to work on the bike!
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:01 PM
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If you like to know what color it will turn out look at my photo album and check out my TM 85 pics thats right after I got done reconditioning it and I used the chrome or maybe it was the aluminum color.

Sanding will be required most likely to get the rust totally gone and use a primer base.
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:08 PM
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is a primer required? I know the paint is oil based and is brush on.
Btw that tm looked sweet!
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:37 PM
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anyone?
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Old 04-29-2006, 10:23 AM
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If you like to know what color it will turn out look at my photo album and check out my TM 85 pics thats right after I got done reconditioning it and I used the chrome or maybe it was the aluminum color.
Sanding will be required most likely to get the rust totally gone and use a primer base.

i dont want to change the subject of the thread but MXA says they have the only TM bike in the country. guess not.

http://www.motocrossactionmag.com/me...12A8A251D821DF
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Old 04-29-2006, 10:44 AM
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you need to re read that article it says only 2006 TM in the country my TM 85 was an 2001

The primer will help do the base coat and fill in any holes etc and you can sand it down if you cause a buddle or streak and it won't matter so much. Think of priming this way, your priming the frame to make it ready, it's the main prep work before the final work. Plus the paint will stick to it alittle better. Oh yea and remember don't spray to close and to much at once you don't want to get any runs/streaks from to much paint at once and you don't just spray in one spot you need to like stroke when you paint and spray little bits at a time. Let dry repeat and get a few coats on it.


Obviously mask off the steering stem area you don't want any paint on the bearing races! Don't forget to sand down or mask off the area of the frame where the coil comes in contact with it you want bare metal here so you get a good ground. Just the small little area the actually contacts against the frame usually the bolts run threw it.

Wait don't tell your going to brush on the paint? err that not look so good. get spray cans! I used one can of primer and one can of the rustoleum. even though I had two cans of paint.

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Old 04-29-2006, 10:54 AM
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spray paint would come off easy though wouldn't it? My dad painted for like 10 years, he knows this stuff. I used some black paint for metal outside around the house on rusted poles and things. It turned out nice.
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Old 04-29-2006, 05:26 PM
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you need to re read that article it says only 2006 TM in the country my TM 85 was an 2001

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