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Caddis

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 14, 2017
13
31
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Picked up a 68 apple krate, it’s been repainted. logos are strangely cool. Strip and paint?

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vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
13,406
crown point<indiana
Do you plan on really restoring or just "redoing"
 

Caddis

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 14, 2017
13
31
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
I plan on restoring and would appreciate any information.
First step paint removal. I weighed out blasting vs stripper. Concerned about the anchoring effect in the steel (especially around serial #), so stripper it is.
Any recommendations on sourcing paint?
 

Euphman06

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 17, 2011
3,132
18064
Any chance that lettering is done by hand? Especially the close up of "schwinn" looks hand done to me. If so, that person had pretty good calligraphy skills.
 

Caddis

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 14, 2017
13
31
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
You can see brush marks when examined closely.
 

frankandpam

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 21, 2016
644
Tacoma Wa
Any chance that lettering is done by hand? Especially the close up of "schwinn" looks hand done to me. If so, that person had pretty good calligraphy skills.
It does look like it's hand done and all things considered, I think it looks pretty cool. I get it that you want to do it right, but somebody put some love into that lettering.
 
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Boris

Fat tired old rider
Feb 16, 2008
12,566
Portland, OR 97206
Always like to see good professionally done hand painted lettering. Thanks for the close-up photos.
 
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vastingray

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 7, 2010
513
Hampton, United States
I plan on restoring and would appreciate any information.
First step paint removal. I weighed out blasting vs stripper. Concerned about the anchoring effect in the steel (especially around serial #), so stripper it is.
Any recommendations on sourcing paint?
Kooleststuff has the correct paint you need and the screening process for your guard
 

Caddis

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 14, 2017
13
31
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Well, we (my nephew is getting into this project as well) decided to go with a complete restore. I checked out koolstuff paint and was wondering how important it is to use a reddish primer? I thought that’s what Schwinn had originally used?

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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
11,611
Central Arizona
Yep, Schwinn used the red oxide primer. Pete/Cool Stuff recommends the gray primer because it takes less paint to cover it when using their solid colors like Yellow and White, and maybe even their aluminum base for the candy colors.
 

Caddis

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 14, 2017
13
31
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Found a couple of frame issues, head badge holes are drilled out and I believed the stand has been drilled.
Since it’s bare metal going to weld up holes and drill correct holes.

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PCHiggin

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 22, 2008
3,989
Ryderwood, United States
That hole in the kickstand tube is for the pin,dont weld it
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
11,611
Central Arizona
Looks like the hole in the stand is threaded ???????
 

Caddis

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 14, 2017
13
31
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
It is threaded,. There was a screw threaded in to hold the kick stand Much larger than original hole for retaining pin.
 

Caddis

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Dec 14, 2017
13
31
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Does anyone if Schwinn ever used Allvit derailleurs?
 
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