Clear coat repair

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by Frankie - B

repaint? you can also wax. that is much lighter. Or, epoxy. that is lighter as well.
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shooter560 wrote:Anyone thinking of stripping the paint off a Scott Addict, be warned its murder, 3 hours just on the forks and drop outs still to do (using 40 grit paper, followed by 120 wet n dry) down tube 75% done 2 1/2 hours.

Saving that forks before stripping 351g after 314g

Will post pics as and when, but its all going to be repainted but will still hopefully be lighter when done.


Please, please don't repaint. Just clear coat matte. Or wax.
It's a great frame, and deserves to be nude.
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by aoto

Hi, I have some stickers under the clearcoat of my aluminum frame I would like to remove. I was just wondering what the exact steps are to do this. Should I just wet sand the part of the frame with the stickers and then add clear coat? And which clear coat should I use? Thanks

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shooter560 wrote:Anyone thinking of stripping the paint off a Scott Addict, be warned its murder, 3 hours just on the forks and drop outs still to do (using 40 grit paper, followed by 120 wet n dry) down tube 75% done 2 1/2 hours.

Saving that forks before stripping 351g after 314g

Will post pics as and when, but its all going to be repainted but will still hopefully be lighter when done.


I have a Calfee Tetra Pro that I want to take back to a nude finish but I'm a bit worried about how long it will take & the possibility I will ruin a good frame. I'm not sure I should take the risk?

Here are some pics of a similar Calfee frame refinished.

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It will take time and most likely a fair bit of effort but the reward in my opinion is well worth it. I have now just finished my third pair of cranks which is no wear near the effort a frame would be but the finished product is so nice.

I think a nude frame when finished especially the one you are thinking about doing would be amazing with a nude finish.

Just take your time and do it by hand.
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by Wingnut

Ok I'm up to doing this but I'm worried about taking it too far back & exposing fibres?

What is the best technique for rubbing back, do you wet the frame each time then start rubbing? I've rubbed back fibreglass surfboard fins to remove chips so presume it's similar?

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coloclimber wrote:More progress last night- Its slow going


The carbon weave from Time is gorgeous. Why they cover it up so much on this frame is beyond me.

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Hey, how are you getting on with this. Really curious as to how this turns out.

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What kind of stuff you recommend for fixing very small rock dents on the down tube of a carbon fiber frame: is the clear nail polish a good solution?

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by roca rule

i know this is an old thread but does anybody have some tips to reapply clear on a helium with out damaging the 12k weave and decals.

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by michellemacdroff

I suggest you to take an expert's advice or you can go through the internet search. There are many websites available on the internet which can be very useful to you.

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by wheelbuilder

Your first post is a dredge of a six year old post?
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