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 Post subject: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:28 am 
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I would like to remove some carbon paint on my seatpost.

Any idea other than carbo-lift ? I cant get this in my country and their online purchase link seems not working.

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:10 am 
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This has been covered alot here- use the :search:


But to get you started-

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=79102

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=83500


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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:15 am 
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I know sanding is the best option, but is that safe to do it on the seatpost ? i need to blackout the wording, its been spray by the previous owner and i dont want to scratch that clear coat.

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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:16 am 
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That seat post is not painted. The surface layer is epoxy.

Sent from my HTC.

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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:19 am 
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Frankie - B wrote:
That seat post is not painted. The surface layer is epoxy.

Sent from my HTC.


so what should i do now? is epoxy more worst than paint ? :noidea:

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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Why would you want to remove it?

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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Hi, just use some 600 grit wet and dry adbrasive paper then finish with 800 grit.
You can just leave just like that or get a car bodyshop to put some 2k clear top coat on it.
If you cannot find wet and dry then scotchbrite pads will do the same job.
good luck. :beerchug:


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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Frankie - B wrote:
Why would you want to remove it?

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Just too many wording there. my whole bike are nude blackout type, it looks too busy on the seatpost.

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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:39 pm 
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cymans wrote:
Hi, just use some 600 grit wet and dry adbrasive paper then finish with 800 grit.
You can just leave just like that or get a car bodyshop to put some 2k clear top coat on it.
If you cannot find wet and dry then scotchbrite pads will do the same job.
good luck. :beerchug:


will it scratch the clearcoat ? i afraid after i send the wording part, the part will become white.

i have a very fine 3000 grid,can i use that?

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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:23 pm 
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wshiong wrote:
cymans wrote:
Hi, just use some 600 grit wet and dry adbrasive paper then finish with 800 grit.
You can just leave just like that or get a car bodyshop to put some 2k clear top coat on it.
If you cannot find wet and dry then scotchbrite pads will do the same job.
good luck. :beerchug:


will it scratch the clearcoat ? i afraid after i send the wording part, the part will become white.

i have a very fine 3000 grid,can i use that?

I sanded my token seatpost. Got the decals off without touching the clearcoat ,I wet sanded it. In the end I sanded the clear off and used some 303 aero , It looks much better than the clear coat.


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 Post subject: Re: Remove carbon paint
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:36 am 
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Just to update, i managed to use a blade cutter to shave the wording off with less scratches.will sand it after i am done. :thumbup:

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