Raw Frame Look

brewzer512
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4/19/2022 2:55pm Edited Date/Time 5/19/2022 9:21pm
Looking to take my KTM 450 frame to the raw apperance, like Seely and others did to their bike. Does anyone have any info on how to go about this? Thanks in advance for the help!
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Rickyisms
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4/19/2022 3:28pm
I’d guess blast, prep with scotch brite or similar to your desired finish, torch the welds (map torch most likely), and then clear powder coat.
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4/19/2022 6:50pm
Rickyisms wrote:
I’d guess blast, prep with scotch brite or similar to your desired finish, torch the welds (map torch most likely), and then clear powder coat.
This pretty much.
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moto162
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4/19/2022 9:50pm
Have it baked off. Torch the welds then clear.
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brewzer512
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4/20/2022 6:37am
moto162 wrote:
Have it baked off. Torch the welds then clear.
What do you mean by baked off?

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4/20/2022 8:48am
moto162 wrote:
Have it baked off. Torch the welds then clear.
brewzer512 wrote:
What do you mean by baked off?
If you sand blast the frame you will lose the raw steel look. Though some ktm frames I have seen with the paint stripped already have the sandblast finish even when removed with paint stripper or a heat gun.

In the case of the sandblast look your kind of going to need to “polish” the frame and torch the welds for it to look like Seeleys and AEO’s bikes.
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moto162
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4/21/2022 7:01pm
brewzer512 wrote:
What do you mean by baked off?
Take it to a powder coater have them throw it in the oven to get the paint off. After that scrub it clean then torch and clear.
Luxon MX
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4/21/2022 7:38pm
KTM blasts the frame prior to powdercoat, so it doesn't matter how you remove the previous powdercoating, you'll end up with a sandblasted look to the frame. You can sand it smooth, then torch the welds (carefully), but it will be A LOT of work! The end result is pretty cool, though.
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WEAL
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4/24/2022 1:55pm
..... and blueing some areas is enough heat to change the characteristics of the metal. But of course this is not the concern of those that have a "cool" raw frame look....
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Digger29
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4/27/2022 3:19pm
Rickyisms wrote:
I’d guess blast, prep with scotch brite or similar to your desired finish, torch the welds (map torch most likely), and then clear powder coat.
That's exactly what I did to my 07 RM250 and it came out mint. I'll try to find some close-up pics of the frame.
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5/19/2022 9:21pm
Thanks everyone for the help and tips for this project. I decided to go ahead and tackle it head on. A lot of work, but I’m happy with the end results.


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