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If original paint can't be saved- strip to bare steel ratrod style or clean up existing repaint job?


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Tyberius

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 13, 2018
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Annapolis MD
Just picked this and a 60s Western Flyer space / sonic something or other (separate post). Pretty sure its a Colson / sister brand but will do a little careful paint removal around the head to see if I can see a ghost of the badge (missing prior to re-paint).

Has been painted over obviously. By the quick looks of it, the little bits of original paint underneath is pretty rough / non-estistant but will l consult the archive of paint removal and try a small section before doing anything crazy.

I think the tires need replacing ;-).

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rickyd

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 3, 2012
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Marshfield MO
I've become a fan of the "custom" paint jobs like this. I'd remove rear fender, save it, wash it gently and see what survives. Seat looks useable a set of 2.35s if they fit and roll it.
 
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Tyberius

Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 13, 2018
53
46
Annapolis MD
Updates and a question. An interesting blue on blue paint scheme beneath. So far have just been using a plastic scraper and going for the low hanging fruit of unbonded paint layers. I hate that you all might guilt me in to this :) as I go blind and insane.

So question: the head badge nuts are about 2 3/16” apart. I can’t see any ghosting of the old one. Anyone care to throw an opinion on which brand - Colson or Colson-cousin it might have badged under?

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