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Kogswell Build -- First Step

OK, I finally squirted some Framesaver into the Kogswell frame! I'll do a 2nd coat tomorrow night, and then hopefully assembly will commence on Wednesday...



Blogger Tarik Saleh said...

Dude, we are tied. I framesavered the PR and the Big dummy last week. God I hate that smell. It is like fermented phil oil if phil oil could ferment. THe PR was easy, the dummy was a workout.

11:15 PM  
Blogger Jim G said...

It's a dead heat! Did the BD use up an entire can of FS? ;)

I overzealously squirted some FS into the tubes on my (built) Bontrager as well. Squirted some into the seat tube after pulling the seat post. Then some into the down tube through the bottle-cage bolts. Lifted and rotated the frame around. Stuck the post back into the frame, and plunger-like, WHOOSH tons of brown goo spooged forth from the bottom head set race. :( Had to pull the fork and repack the headset bearings!

11:23 PM  
Blogger Jim G said...

Update: 2nd coating of Framesaver applied this evening.

1:01 AM  
Blogger blackmountaincycles said...

Here's a recipe for DIY frame saver that a friend forwarded to me. YMMV.

"Here is a recipe for home made "Waxoyl". It's an old fashioned rust treatment / undercoating:

2 1/2 quarts turpentine
12 oz. beeswax / candle wax
1 quart light machine oil

With a cheese shredder, cut the wax into the turpentine, stir until the wax has dissolved, (takes a long time; you can use very low heat (a warm room) to aid but be careful) and thin with the machine oil to a brushable / sprayable consistency. Apply liberally. You can use a hand spray bottle to get into closed-off sections if you have a small access hole.

Please be sensible when you make this stuff; don't go breathing the fumes or applying heat and burning down your house. If you have any doubts about it, err on the side of caution and just buy a commercially available product."

1:18 PM  

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