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Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:28 am
by wshiong
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

Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:28 am
by Weenie

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:10 am
by howler

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:15 am
by wshiong
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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.

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:16 am
by Frankie - B
That seat post is not painted. The surface layer is epoxy.

Sent from my HTC.

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:19 am
by wshiong
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:

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:21 pm
by Frankie - B
Why would you want to remove it?

Sent from my HTC.

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:15 pm
by cymans
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:

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:36 pm
by wshiong
Frankie - B wrote:Why would you want to remove it?

Sent from my HTC.


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

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:39 pm
by wshiong
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?

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:23 pm
by artray
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.

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:36 am
by wshiong
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:

Re: Remove carbon paint

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:36 am
by Weenie