how do you raw a frame like this?

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12/27/2013 5:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/27/2013 5:28 AM

it's called flat raw...

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i'd like to know how do you do it because the trans color in my bsd wza is shit (stratches way too easily) and i will raw it when it gets too stratched

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12/27/2013 5:45 AM

Yeah one of my mates had a BSD forever frame and you called peel the paint off at the dropouts, Too my it lloks like you would have the use paint stripper to get the paint off and then clear coat it i hope this helps

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12/27/2013 6:06 AM

It's called "flat raw" because the clear coat is flat instead of glossy.

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12/27/2013 6:36 AM

Fondue wrote:

It's called "flat raw" because the clear coat is flat instead of glossy.

so, just the coat would make this much of a difference?
clear coat:

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flat raw:

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12/27/2013 8:02 AM

strip it and clear coat, paint stripper eats through pretty much everything on the frame except the metal
just follow the instructions in the how to section and you will be fine

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12/27/2013 8:10 AM

Flat clear cloat. Obviously if you use a spray can, it wont come out exactly like this and it wont be as protected from rust. Youre better off taking it to a powdercoat shop.

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12/27/2013 8:38 AM

Okay I see the difference you might be concerned about. The "flat raw" I think you are wanting is also known as phosphate raw. I don't know how to do it.

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12/27/2013 9:06 AM

Im pretty sure it depends on the tubing the company uses. All you can do is raw your frame and find out if it has that flat raw look or if it's like the other where you can see the weld marks.

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12/27/2013 5:56 PM

If you live in a wet or humid area don't raw your fame.. It's just for looks and it's pree stupid. I found out the hard way... Frame started rusting pree,fast.

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12/28/2013 4:30 AM

ThugLifeBmxRiderz wrote:

If you live in a wet or humid area don't raw your fame.. It's just for looks and it's pree stupid. I found out the hard way... Frame started rusting pree,fast.

it's not really wet where i live, i've been riding my rawed and polished cranks (by me) for a while and they haven't rusted, but yesterday i went to an indoor and they got wet and i didn't clean them, when i got home, the cranks and the whole had waterdrops, so i took a paper and cleaned the cranks but each waterdrop meant some rust of the same size, but i'm pretty sure if i cleaned them before they wouldnt have rusted

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12/28/2013 1:16 PM

Yeah, just strip down the frame with paint stripper for best looks instead of sanding. If you do go to sand with sandpaper, sand you way up from low grit to super high to get the frame smooth again without gouges and big scratches after clearcoating.

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12/29/2013 12:53 AM

It depends on the tube prep and the heat treatment it gets. Most USA non post-weld heat treated frames look like that.

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