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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:34 pm 
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I'm toying with stripping my sram force levers to bare carbon. I have zero idea how to do this, but I'm sure someone here has. Tips?


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Here's how one guy did it for his stem:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=118348&p=1010432&hilit=Sanding+carbon#p1010432

Scraping with a razor blade is the other tried and true method. Search around the site, I think prendrefeu has some tips in his build thread as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:06 pm 
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He also did a fork that way and it too came out well.


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The best method would be to remove the levers from the body, work on them separately (sanding & refinishing, however you want) then replace the pin.
I believe that with anything if you want to tune it properly: take it apart, tune, then put it back together.

Take a look at this link here from CX Magazine. The tutorial is about converting the levers to singlespeed, which may not be your goal, but the initial method is the same.

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It's very easy. I did it with my SRAM levers and refinished lots of other carbon stuff including an Ibis Mojo frame. There is lots of info on this forum but here's what I did:

- Tap out the pin to remove the lever.
- Wet sand until you remove the logos. (Don't worry about removing all the existing clear coat - when you re-spray it will look even)
- Respray with clear coat can from hardware store. I prefer satin finishes.


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I didn't re-spray with clear coat, it adds too much weight.

I used Opti-Coat instead. Permanent UV protection, nothing lighter.

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