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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:25 pm 
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Hi all, my first road bike, and also bike build.

Bought a custom painted caad10 frameset for lagrange club off ebay and then stripped the paint off using walnut shell blasting, and got the fork painted matte black

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Still not decided what I really want to do with the build. Getting a custom paint job is a bit pricey, might polish the aluminium down a bit, or maybe try to get friends to draw on it

Have a 6800 groupset to put on, and ordered soul 3.0 wheels


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:31 am 
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http://slamthatstem.com/post/6891433077 ... s-or-paint

Sharpie CAAD

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:38 pm 
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Awesome, good luck building it ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:41 pm 
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Any idea how much weight was lost from stipping the paint?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:04 am 
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NGMN wrote:
Any idea how much weight was lost from stipping the paint?


I reckon around 100g


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:47 am 
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Thanks... I was just wondering the same thing!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:41 am 
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looking good!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:10 am 
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whydobearsxplod wrote:
http://slamthatstem.com/post/68914330775/dan-doesnt-have-time-for-bearing-covers-or-paint

Sharpie CAAD


Decided to go the art route for now, and then after the sharpie fades (a year maybe?), i'll polish it up. Getting friends to draw stuff on it, anybody here have any cool ideas as well?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:31 pm 
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Vegetables can be raw. Not bike frames.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:54 pm 
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What product or paint stripper did you use?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:43 am 
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Interested to see how the sharpie art goes. I think I would ride it that way for the summer and then go for the polish this winter.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:01 am 
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He didn't use paint stripper. That is why I suspect polishing it will be very time consuming.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:54 pm 
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Polishing is always time consuming, depending on what kind of finish you'd like. But yeah, I didn't use paint stripper, went with walnut shell blasting, leaves a coarse finish on the aluminium. Wet sanding with 500 grit, and then 800 grit should give a pretty decent shine on the bike. There is already a pretty good shine in the sun, I think a mirror finish would be blinding to other riders


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Any progress?


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Saddle and pedals haven't arrived, might need a setback post as well and to drop the stem a bit too. Haven't weighed it properly yet


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