carbolift

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bobsled
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by bobsled

Anybody know if carbolift has a shelf life and if so what that would be? I emailed carbolift and they don't seem to reply to emails.

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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

I can't help with your query, but isn't poor when companies do not bother to respond to customer queries.

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

Well, the carbolift guy is, or at least was, a member of WW. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=79102&p=702304t#p702304 . I don't know that PM'ing him would work if email doesn't, but you could give it a shot. Or contact our mod Frankie - B, a big user of carbolift.

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bobsled
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by bobsled

^ ^ Yeah, I am aware the guy is a member and I looked at his profile but it didn't list his last visit. 17 posts in a year doesn't give me a warm feeling he'll be seeing my PM anytime soon.

I'll try Frankie B. see if he can shed any light.

Thanks guys.

BTW, the reason I asked was I have a bottle on order but there is a temperature range that Carbolift works best in. It's been cold and rainy here so I my just wait until March (Spring) when things warm up.

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by foofighter

It still works in colder weather, just slower. So Cal isn't too cold anyway. Just do it in the garage.

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by Dov

Carbolift does not work like the video would have you believe.

That film is a work of fiction.
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iamalex
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by iamalex

I used Carbolift earlier this winter here in London stripping some 3T Ergonova and Kestrel EMS bars; took one over night application and a second of 3+ hours. I was leaving it in the cellar but applying/stripping it outside for a bit of fresh air. Unless you have a suitable workplace the weather may effect any lacquering/painting you're planning afterwards - I'm not an expert but I've always been led to believe a warm, dry, windless environment is best. I waited a few days until it brightened/dried up before spraying the lacquer in the garden.

Be sure to wear some gloves when applying the carbolift and especially at the end when you're finishing the components. I got silly and it took a day before my hands stopped tingling and weren't pure white from dryness.
I found some plastic camping cutlery was useful in scrapping off the stripped material.

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bobsled
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by bobsled

Valbrona wrote:I can't help with your query, but isn't poor when companies do not bother to respond to customer queries.


Yeah, their customer service is the worst. They don't reply to emails. I bought some carbolift directly from them three weeks ago and I'm still waiting. They claim they have warehouses in Canada, the US and Europe to expendite shipping. Yeah, right. It least they could have provided me a tracking number. Another week or so and I'm contacting my credit card company to dispute the charges.

Are you reading this Carbolift dude?

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by artray

I have new tub of carbo ,i emailed them 2 weeks ago and recieved no reply .If your worried about it doing any strange things to your bike or whatever part you are going to use it on ,get some old bits you can test it on and see if it works ok .It will work fine if you keep the the temperature as recommended

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bobsled
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by bobsled

Hey artray,

Thanks for the reply. Problem is, I have not received my product from carbolift yet after three weeks. Where did you buy your's from?

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Any of you guys have the MSDS for carbolift?

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bobsled
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by bobsled

^ ^

Nope closest thing to an MSDS is under "Environmental Notes" http://www.carbolift.com/faqs.html


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bobsled
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bobsled wrote:
Valbrona wrote:I can't help with your query, but isn't poor when companies do not bother to respond to customer queries.


Yeah, their customer service is the worst. They don't reply to emails. I bought some carbolift directly from them three weeks ago and I'm still waiting. They claim they have warehouses in Canada, the US and Europe to expendite shipping. Yeah, right. It least they could have provided me a tracking number. Another week or so and I'm contacting my credit card company to dispute the charges.


So after waiting more than 5 weeks after they claim it was shipped, I contested the charges w/ my credit card company and ordered else where. Not cool. In the end, it was cheaper to get from this other vendor since Carbolift used exchange rates and high shipping charges.

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by milroy

For the record my shipment of carbolift arrived, but the lid wasn't tight and the bottle was leaking. I'm surprised that the post office didn't bin it as the package was very wet and stunk of chemicals.

I contacted Carbolift more to tell them what happened than seek a replacement as most of the chemical was still in the bottle. They did answer, but were exceptionally dismissive.

It is possible I guess that this happened to your shipment but is was binned?

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