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Nth syd bear

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Old trucks restored
« on: June 26, 2018, 06:17:59 AM »
Gíday,

Has anyone here tried getting old trucks looking decent.

I bought an antihero 7.6 cruiser shape and I got an old pair
Of venture 5.0 beibel trucks but they are yellow and black and have a bee 🐝 on them

I wanna get them down to the chrome and shine em up again coz they should fit perfect for this
I also bought thunder truck kit with bushings washers nuts pivot etc

Anyone tried this?? Or maybe have any experience with truck paint..any tips..??

Sorry for a boring topic
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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 06:48:32 AM »
I went to my local home improvement store and got some spray on paint remover, spray paint, and a baking tin. Spray the thinner over the paint, let soak in the tin and repeat until the paint starts to bubble off - I used a tooth brush to get it clean. Rinse and dry with a towel, then spray em. Its nice to have some extra grip around to sand off rust or paint that wouldn't come off during the cleaning process too.
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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 08:29:27 AM »
i started a thread about this about some all black trucks and i put em in nail polish remover and they peeled right off.

Got some trucks for free and wasn't feeling the graphic on the hangers so dipped in some nail polish for a few hours and it peeled right off. here's how they looked before ;




then after;


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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 11:31:25 AM »
Most baseplates are powdercoated and youíll have to sandblast them to get them clean of the paint, but hangers strip easily with lacquer thinner, acetone, or I use this stuff called ďcirca 1850 heavy paint and varnish removerĒ works in about 2 minutes after applying and you can watch the paint bubble and fall off.

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 01:20:28 PM »
i started a thread about this about some all black trucks and i put em in nail polish remover and they peeled right off.

Got some trucks for free and wasn't feeling the graphic on the hangers so dipped in some nail polish for a few hours and it peeled right off. here's how they looked before ;




then after;



This is pretty cool actually. I love colored baseplates but hangers have to be silver for me. If I find a pair on sale somewhere I might have to give this a try. Also if you get one of those tools called a bastard that most shops use to grip boards you can kind of grind the trucks down to a more smooth shape.

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 03:46:46 PM »
Literally just did this last night. Put together a new complete but my local only had Ace 44ís in that wank purple paint job. I didnít want to be the prick that makes them order another set.

Anyway, you might get lucky with an acetone (nail polish remover) soak. Those Thunders above look good, theyíre even textured underneath like a normal raw truck. The Aces had a burlier paint job, needed to use stripper with methyl chloride (sell that at most hardware stores). The aluminum underneath is smoother than a normal raw Indy/DLX truck, sort of like industrial aluminum. Wonít know what itíll look like underneath until you strip it. If you have to use the gnarlier stripper, do it outside and wear gloves. Shit burns.

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 04:16:00 PM »
Depending what it's coated in, if its just painted it should strip off with acetone or paint stripper, if it's tougher than that i grit and beared it and sanded a set of indys last year by hand in a bench vice that came up right


Edit: Speaking of which, anyone know what those god awful jason jessee indys are Painted or powdercoat? theres a pair for cheap and i need new trucks
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 04:42:48 PM »
This is exactly what I was looking for

Iím going to do them today think Iíll think Iíll go paint stripper sand than polish with a metal cleaner

Iíll post how they turn out .. both those aces and thunders look sick
Painted trucks are always on sale itís good to know

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 04:52:43 PM »
Forgot to mention. Scotchbrite pads (the basic kitchen green ones) work really well on aluminum for the final finsih after you're done with any stripping/sanding. Also (this is probably obvious, apologies in advance), if you do the baseplates, pop out the pivot cups cause acetone/stripper will melt most plastics.
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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 04:56:45 PM »
Acetone.  Pretty cheap.  Make sure you are in a well ventilated area though
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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 05:34:29 PM »
Depending what it's coated in, if its just painted it should strip off with acetone or paint stripper, if it's tougher than that i grit and beared it and sanded a set of indys last year by hand in a bench vice that came up right


Edit: Speaking of which, anyone know what those god awful jason jessee indys are Painted or powdercoat? theres a pair for cheap and i need new trucks

Doubt they're powdercoated. That stuff is really thick (and expensive for a relatively cheap/disposable part) and would eff with pivot cup and bushing mounting. Even so spray can gasket remover will rip powdercoat right off aluminum.

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 05:48:26 PM »
thanks man, i snagged them anyway, they should be here in a day and i can get that bigots name off them any way i can

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2018, 09:02:20 PM »
thanks man, i snagged them anyway, they should be here in a day and i can get that bigots name off them any way i can

If u remember can you post before after would like to see how they turn out

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2018, 09:08:12 PM »
thanks man, i snagged them anyway, they should be here in a day and i can get that bigots name off them any way i can

If u remember can you post before after would like to see how they turn out

yeah sure man, it might take me a day or so but if i remember ill show you how it went

Edit: i remembered seeing some dude in japan strip the same pair of indys i tried, i think he used some oven degreaser shit



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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2018, 11:36:46 PM »
Although it's not always the case, some oven degreasers can eat through aluminum (not melt it, but definitely chew up the surface layer). I can't remember exactly which chemical it is (a base of some sort) that does it. Proceed with caution going that route.

*edit: If anyone goes the oven cleaner method. Avoid any with lye as an active ingredient. No bueno for aluminum.
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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2018, 02:42:52 AM »
aircraft stripper

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »
I used acetone and soaked my baseplates in it for hours occasionally taking it out when I see the paint lift and just peel it off and keep repeating

Used a toothpick for the tight spots

I only did the acetone method so it didnít have a chance to mess with the aluminum
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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2018, 12:20:16 AM »
Oh I've done this a lot of times. Ventures were the hardest! They used some kind of plastic-like paint that was a hell to get off...

After that I leaned my dad had a sandblaster at his work, so I'd get painted trucks on discount racks, disassamle them and get them sandblasted (lightly). After that I'd polish them and they'd look sick.

I also did it tons of times with older and used trucks. Works like a charm.

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2018, 12:50:38 AM »
Alright so these trucks look like the paint will come off a fair sight better than the last Indyís I tried, whatíre you guys leaving these in? I was just gonna use a metl paint tray but is there anything better?

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2018, 01:05:15 AM »
Alright so these trucks look like the paint will come off a fair sight better than the last Indyís I tried, whatíre you guys leaving these in? I was just gonna use a metl paint tray but is there anything better?

Anything metal or glass should be fine. Something with a lid will usually help things along but isn't necessary. What method you going with?

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 01:49:08 AM »
Yeah I was thinking a lid would be a smarter idea, I grabbed some acetone at work and was gonna let them soak

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2018, 04:05:07 AM »


truss mi daddy

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2018, 04:46:19 AM »


truss mi daddy
That looks amazing. I'd like to do that to an entire car.

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2018, 06:40:07 AM »
aircraft stripper

For sure. Shit's hard to find up here in Canada though. I'm sure it's regulated out the ass.   

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2018, 04:19:11 PM »


truss mi daddy

That is so sick! Reminds me of when the worlds change in Silent Hill
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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2018, 05:48:57 PM »
We used to use this as kids to strip off shitty board graphics/would soak hangers:



Burns the skin quickly too.

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2018, 02:56:39 AM »
NTH Syd, bit of an update for ya, Iíll get some photos up on the morning.

Left these Indyís sat in acetone, in a little cheap trough with a lid for about 2 hours as of writing this, took a Stanley knife to the hanger a moment ago and shits coming off like a hot knife to butter. Your trucks would likely do the same

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2018, 03:30:13 AM »
NTH Syd, bit of an update for ya, Iíll get some photos up on the morning.

Left these Indyís sat in acetone, in a little cheap trough with a lid for about 2 hours as of writing this, took a Stanley knife to the hanger a moment ago and shits coming off like a hot knife to butter. Your trucks would likely do the same

Cheers.
Got my new board in the mail today so Iím going to do the trucks tonight
Shall be back..

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2018, 09:58:22 PM »
End results

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Re: Old trucks restored
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2018, 03:10:18 PM »
they will rust soon.  if you remove paint they will.