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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:50 pm 
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I've just got a pair of KCNC C7 brakes with the old branding on them and it's pretty hideous to be honest. Has anyone successfully removed it off without screwing up the finish on the brakes themselves?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:13 pm 
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If I am correct, those logos are laser-etched. That means you will have to remove the current anodized layer and re-anodize it a solid color.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:21 pm 
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They are laser etched, I tried to get mine off but basically just rubbed down to the aluminium. They break down really well though, it might be best to just paint them.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:24 pm 
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you can easily take the brakes apart . Allen key if I remember in the holes at the side . You then could just spray that one section. or get that section re anodized .


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Thanks for the responses. I'll mull it over and have a think on what to do next.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Cool so the courier just delivered these, they are second hand. How do you make them feel less kind of grindy when they move? I'm guessing there might be a roller that needs replacing or lubing or something? Can anyone tell me?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:14 pm 
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I'm really sorry for you 8)
That looks much better, imo:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/t ... directlink"

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Yeah I do like that newer version but I wasn't going to pass these up for $120 less than a new pair. But yeah how do you keep them smooth, they are a little gritty when you squeeze them together

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:47 pm 
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I recall few times when the rear one was a bit gritty, after wet rides. A bit of lube between moving arms always made them silent. Haven't noticed this problem for long time since.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:11 am 
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Cool! I'll dismantle them at home and give them a good clean and lube before chucking them on the bike I think. Glad they came with new Swiss Stop pads for alloy and carbon rims. Bonus!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:45 am 
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Do they feel gritty when you squeeze them by the pads? Try squeezing them by the cable pinch bolt and adjusting barrel. Mine felt gritty brand new when I squeezed them together with the pads but felt perfect when being used with a cable. Try it before you pull them apart.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:56 am 
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How did you know? :D Yes noticeable difference doing it at the cable stop. I'll just lube the moving parts then and go from there. Thanks for the advice :thumbup:

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