HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:10 am
Posts: 394
53x12 wrote:
@ ProfessorChaos

I picked up some 400 and 1000 grit wet sandpaper tonight. Those were the highest grit count wet sandpaper they had in stock. I am curious what you used? Do you think I will be ok with that?

After going through all the paint, I am blown away by how beautiful the frame still is. The aluminum welds are quite stunning. :beerchug:


Yeah you should be fine. Just don't get too overzealous with the 400 grit. You want to remove as little carbon as possible. I used 1000 after I cleared it to wet sand, and buff the clear.

_________________
Cervelo S2(5888g)
Shiv(Build in Progress)(XXXXg)
Allez build coming soon....
Trek 5200(7050g)Sold


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:13 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Posts: 2043
Location: On the bike
Still have some significant work left for the front. Still a bit of black paint left before I get to the carbon fiber. Frame currently at 1091g, might be another 10g of paint on the frame.


Image


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Posts: 2043
Location: On the bike
Some updated pictures of the frame:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image



At this point I feel like I am close to call it quits and just paint it. Now it is at the point of diminishing returns and the frame is stripped enough to get a good paint job on it. Any thoughts? I think if I put some more time into sanding it, the headtube deserves a little more time.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:41 am
Posts: 180
Location: Los Angeles, CA
At this point I feel like I am close to call it quits and just paint it. Now it is at the point of diminishing returns and the frame is stripped enough to get a good paint job on it. Any thoughts? I think if I put some more time into sanding it, the headtube deserves a little more time.[/quote]

You went beyond the amount of sanded I did for my frame and It came out fine... Did I mention I got REALLY sick from the process (breathe in some fumes etc) anyway I say PAINT IT!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Posts: 2043
Location: On the bike
masters324 wrote:

You went beyond the amount of sanded I did for my frame and It came out fine... Did I mention I got REALLY sick from the process (breathe in some fumes etc) anyway I say PAINT IT!


Did you get sick from the spray paint or the sanding? I have been set sanding and had no issues with that, but can see how the spray paint would make one feel sick.

I just want to do a little more on the headtube and the toptube as I'm not 100% happy with them. I know I will paint right over it, but still feel I should do a proper job.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:31 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:41 am
Posts: 180
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Did you get sick from the spray paint or the sanding? I have been set sanding and had no issues with that, but can see how the spray paint would make one feel sick.

I just want to do a little more on the headtube and the toptube as I'm not 100% happy with them. I know I will paint right over it, but still feel I should do a proper job.[/quote]

It might have been both.. but mostly from painting... wear a mask! You've gone this far sanding it mind as well do like you said and finish it properly.. Your definitely more patient then I am.. Good luck!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Posts: 2043
Location: On the bike
^ When you bought your paint, did you just get off the shelf rattle can paint? Or did you go to an auto store and have them mix up auto quality spray paint?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:41 am
Posts: 180
Location: Los Angeles, CA
53x12 wrote:
^ When you bought your paint, did you just get off the shelf rattle can paint? Or did you go to an auto store and have them mix up auto quality spray paint?

literally rattle can paint... with all your labor into it.. I would probably invest in some nice paint :thumbup:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:50 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Posts: 2043
Location: On the bike
I need some comments and advice regarding color of the decals. I am going to paint the frame a flat black color. For decals should I go with a graphite gray color? Gloss black? Something else?


Last edited by 53x12 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 1:01 am
Posts: 46
Sweet project. Personally I think graphite gray decals would look better than gloss black, but depending on the shade of gray and black, they might be really hard to see. Gloss black would be easier to see, but at the risk of looking like a CAAD10-1 clone. What exactly is a flame black color?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:02 am
Posts: 2043
Location: On the bike
Highwater, sorry it was suppose to be flat black not flame black. Was on my mobile device when I sent that. So I will blame it on fat fingers and autocorrect.

I agree regarding the gloss black being easier to see and one reason I was thinking about going that route. Didn't think about it being a CAAD10 clone, so maybe not the best route to go. I am still trying to decide if I want the decals to be noticeable from a distance, or more subtle to the eye. The graphite gray might be more subtle. I just don't want it to be too subtle and look like a piss poor job if that makes sense?


Edit: Do I just go with one decal on DT and one decal on TT (both sides)?


Last edited by 53x12 on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:23 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:13 am
Posts: 854
Location: 93306
Matte frame, gloss decals! :thumbup:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:32 pm
Posts: 3629
Location: UK & WEST AFRICA
tonytourist wrote:
Matte frame, gloss decals! :thumbup:

Agree.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 1:01 am
Posts: 46
53x12 wrote:
Highwater, sorry it was suppose to be flat black not flame black. Was on my mobile device when I sent that. So I will blame it on fat fingers and autocorrect.

I agree regarding the gloss black being easier to see and one reason I was thinking about going that route. Didn't think about it being a CAAD10 clone, so maybe not the best route to go. I am still trying to decide if I want the decals to be noticeable from a distance, or more subtle to the eye. The graphite gray might be more subtle. I just don't want it to be too subtle and look like a piss poor job if that makes sense?


Edit: Do I just go with one decal on DT and one decal on TT (both sides)?



The more I think about it, the more graphite gray seems like it would actually be too subtle. The CAAD10-1 frame I have is pretty darn subtle itself with the gloss decals - it just looks plain black until the light hits it right.

One on DT and one on TT each side sounds about right.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:37 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:36 pm
Posts: 102
updates?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], JoeFlan and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. cannondale systemsix bearing cover

in Road

digiadaamore

7

759

Wed May 15, 2013 9:23 pm

Getter View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cannondale SystemSix 56cm Full Bike 5700/6700/7900 $1300

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

Nscott1463

0

179

Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:32 pm

Nscott1463 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2010 Cannondale CAAD9 [Project finished]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

ednino

6

1711

Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:54 pm

aftereffector View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. My wifes Cannondale Synapse carbon project

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Anders

13

2457

Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:08 pm

Elrey View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Sram Red 22 BB30 vs FSA K-force BB30 weight comparison

in Cyclocross / Touring

vcnz

1

377

Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:39 am

frohrider View the latest post


It is currently Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:33 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB