2012 Cervélo R3 Team project 5384g

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Lucendi
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The hunt for grams continues and the stock wahoo computer mount (26g) was upgraded to an Alptitude one (14g).

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I just read the complete topic. Very nice build, you have changed a lot of components in the last couple of months and made a lot of progress weight wise.

Did you strip the frame from it's components before taking the paint off?

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Ferry wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 7:10 pm
I just read the complete topic. Very nice build, you have changed a lot of components in the last couple of months and made a lot of progress weight wise.

Did you strip the frame from it's components before taking the paint off?
Thank you!

When I started the paint removal process I knew it was a big job and that it was going to take me many hours to complete. At the time I only had this one single bike and I rode it daily. When I worked up the nerve to take the knife's edge to the paint and began stripping it I intended to ride it while I was stripping it. But I think I managed to complete the 20 hr job in about 2-3 days, so I never rode it before it was completely stripped.

The paint removal process is covered in a different thread; viewtopic.php?f=3&t=158626

Half way done;
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Reassembled;
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Protectant applied for a nice sheen;
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Nice. I have a naked s3 I'm about to clear coat. What did you use to protect the raw carbon?

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Steve Curtis wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:18 pm
Nice. I have a naked s3 I'm about to clear coat. What did you use to protect the raw carbon?
Thank you! I would love to see your S3, do you have a build thread for it?

I use "303 Aerospace Protectant" that was recommended in another forum thread. It is a UV-protectant for the nude carbon. You can use it instead of clearcoat and save a tonne of weight. :)

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I havent done a thread on it just yet, but I probably will in the future.

I used to use that stuff on the roof of my S2000 😂
Do the fibres absorb the liquid or just sit on top like sunscreen ?

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Awesome!

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Steve Curtis wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:12 pm
I havent done a thread on it just yet, but I probably will in the future.

I used to use that stuff on the roof of my S2000 😂
Do the fibres absorb the liquid or just sit on top like sunscreen ?
I believe it just sits on top of the carbon. You can wipe it off with a solvent and the carbon becomes matt like before.

An added benefit is that sweat and dirt doesn't stick to the frame so I never have to clean my bike. :p

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I think I'll use the 2k clear this time but if I mess things up I'll go for some 303.
As you know, removing paint isn't fun. Those bb and dropout areas 😆

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Wow dude, I can't believe you stripped the frame. That takes courage. It looks great. Ride in good health!

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tepextate wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Wow dude, I can't believe you stripped the frame. That takes courage. It looks great. Ride in good health!
Thank you! - I really love the frame and I knew I would never sell it, so any damage to the resell value I've done has never bothered me. I've removed a tonne of weight and the bare carbon with the UV-protectant is a very nice finish.

I have done similar things to my car to ruin the resell value, but I like that it's uniquely mine. This added weight though. :p

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