CUSTOM PAINT MAINTENANCE
What kind of paint does IndyFab use?
If does not sell touch up paint. If you do damage the paint, you can obtain touch up paint from any auto supply store (call IF for thePPG reference number). Alternatively, you can use Testors model paint(available in most hobby shops) or nail polish (available at most drugand department stores). Before applying any touch up paint, be sure to clean the affected area with denatured alcohol to remove any oil or wax so that the touch up paint will adhere properly, do not use nail polish remover or acetone at any time, this WILL damage your paint. Light scratches can often be removed by the use of a light grade of automobile rubbing compound available in all auto parts stores. Use it sparingly as you will be rubbing a portion of thepainted surface away. Once the scratch is removed, you can restore the polish by the application of liquid or paste wax.
How do I care for the seat tube on my steel IF frame?
WARNING: Seat tubes that have a serious rust problem due to lack of proper maintenance will not be covered under our warranty. Remember: your frame is made of steel, steel rusts, protect it if you want it to last.
What required maintenance does my new frame need?
• Remove the seat post and leave the bicycle upside down overnight so that the seat tube can drain and dry. This is best done in a warm and dry environment not a cold damp basement. We recommend hanging your bike from the front wheel when not in use, just for safety’s sake.
• Before reinserting the seat post make sure that the interior is dry and spray an even coating of, J.P. Weigle’s Frame Saver or its equivalent into the seat tube. Make sure to cover the entire inner surface of the seat tube.
• Apply a light layer of grease to the seat post before you re-install it into your frame.