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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Just wanted to reach out to the community for ideas on wet sanding the decals on the pictured bike.

Opinions, Suggestions, etc.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm 
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The picture you included is very small. I can't make out much detail at all. Try a larger picture.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Doesn't really matter what the picture looks like but assuming the decals are clear coated.

Wet sand until you get through the clear coat.
re-spray the clear coat with a spray clear coat of your desired finish.
Done.

It's very simple and only requires takes patience and attn to detail to do a nice job. Don't worry about sanding the whole frame it will look consistent when you re-spray it.

This is oft discussed here try searching if you need more info.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:20 pm 
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You can try using Carbolift (if you can find it) or can go and use something like this that I have had good success with, Smart Strip Paint Remover, that you can find at Sherwin Williams. Have had zero issues with it. Doesn't damage the frame at all.

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Or you can do the wet sanding which will take much longer and you have to be careful to only go through clearcoat and decals and not into the carbon layer.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:54 am 
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Sorry, here we go:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:58 am 
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there's basically no way to do this without respraying the whole frameset.
You can't sand, cut, polish a matte clear coat. It will just turn it into a satin gloss finish if you do.

If you do plan to strip the whole frame and respray it a lot of people have had great results with using a razor blade and scraping off the matte and decals before wet sanding. Wet sanding alone takes too long

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