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Fading clear coat on frame?

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:33 pm
by NAKaveli
I have a matte black SuperSix HighMod and it appears as if the clear coat is oxidizing/fading. Can anything be done/applied to frame to protect it? Concerned about negative effects of exposing carbon to the elements if any. Will try to get pics up asap...

Re: Fading clear coat on frame?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:37 pm
by G6612
It's not fading it is just they way the carbon looks. I assume this is on your top tube I thought they same thing took bike to the LBS and they said it was fine. If you go look at a new bike on the floor of a shop it will look the same as your bike.

Re: Fading clear coat on frame?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:37 pm
by Weenie

Re: Fading clear coat on frame?

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:32 pm
by Valbrona
I'm guessing the black that you are seeing isn't carbon at all - it is black paint. Sand the matte paint off and you will see carbon weave.