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'72 Crown Kingpin

Patina treatment

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Patina treatment
Decided to stick with what was left of the paint and decals and simply let it wear its patina with pride. The paint on the top of the main tube has lots of bare metal rust pitting so after a good degrease and detergent scrub the frame was allowed to fully dry . Some hammerite rust convertor and diy touch up blue was added to the worst of the scratches and most of the bare metal bottom bracket. Once dry , a few coats of fresh lacquer was 'built up' on the main tube to give a 'thicker' top surface which could then be rubbed back smooth without affecting the existing paint or barely visible 'crown' lettering, but also to even out the surface of the bare metal pitting.
Posted by melofelo on October 29, 2018 Full Size| Slideshow

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