Our man Fed Tom posted up this quick video on Facebook of him stripping the anodised paint from a brake to create that loverly raw finish. So we decided to repost it here as it’s pretty cool, and also give you some quick instructions on how you can do the same with your tired looking parts.
• You’ll need caustic soda, a kettle, plastic tub, rubber gloves, face mask, eye protection, second tub of clean water.
• As with every job undertaken the first thing you need to do is stick the kettle on.
• Ensure your parts are free from oil and grease before you start. Anything left on will leave paint under there after the treatment.
• Don’t be shy with the caustic soda, and remember the bigger the part, the more soda in the mix. Pour your hot water in there.
• Dip your parts, but DO NOT leave them in the mix for too long, this can damage them!
• Quick rinse in the fresh water tub, give it a check make sure it’s all gone and you’re good to go.
• Put your refreshed products back on, sit back and LOL hard at everyone with rasta parts. Easy…
Fed Tom is an all round bike genius. He takes awesome photos, visit his site to check them out.