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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:33 pm 
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As per title looking to get rid of the silver on bars and stem?
Dont want to end up messing them up any info would be great :beerchug:
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:57 pm 
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You could simply get some new bar tape and re wrap your bars a bit further up. leaving just a few cm. of the LTD silver visible. the other option is to start sanding or shaving your bars and then relaquer them.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:00 pm 
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If by sanding or shaving can you damage the carbon if you go to far?

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Wet sanding works great.....once you get through the grey and start seeing black dust/water you know you've gone far enough.

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i think when you factor in the time and loss of resale value on those parts by doing that, you'll be ahead buying a new stem and handlebar and reselling your current ones than by putting in the time/effort/cost of sanding and relaquering your current ones.

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....hi , usually most paint on carbon will come off if you use a rubbing compound paste which car sprayers use for over spray (car accessories shops stock it)......its a coarse paste and with a bit of elbow grease gets through the paint.or as advised earlier wet and dry and lacquer ....


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I work further with a dry piece of cloth to wipe off the surface frequently to see exactly where you still need to sand.

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