carbolift

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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devinci
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by devinci

Fyi cabolift is giving a hard time in my vertex project. Hope you guys wont use it on white paint

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Dov
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by Dov

devinci wrote:Fyi cabolift is giving a hard time in my vertex project. Hope you guys wont use it on white paint


White paint laughs in the face of Carbolift. The best you can hope for is the Carbolift to soften the paint enough for you to get underneath it with a scapel/razor blade and scrape it off in chunks.
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jambon
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by jambon

Like many people I've contacted carbolift (on here, their website and twitter) with no reply.
After hearing a few people being dissatisfied with their service, is there an alternative company/product?

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... and I was interested in purchasing some myself and their shopping cart part of their website seems to be down...

any news on them or alternative products?
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Dov
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by Dov

I used a product from Wickes that works about as well as Carbolift (not well at all but does the job in the end) and costs a fraction of the price

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/155054
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jambon
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by jambon

Cheers Dov, will most probably give it a go after trying it on something small first.

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by sjc166

Dov,

Did you use that product on the frame or wheels? I am looking for something that will strip my wheels of paint. I am thinking any "water washable" stripper would work...without doing any damage to the carbon (fingers crossed).

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Dov
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by Dov

Used it on a frame/forks.
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De Rosa Nuovo Classico
Cielo Classic Sportif
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Specilaized Rockhopper Kidmobile
Nagasawa Fixie Skid Machine
Cannondale CAAD 10 Track [custom]

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bobsled
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mattiTWOROADS wrote:... and I was interested in purchasing some myself and their shopping cart part of their website seems to be down...

any news on them or alternative products?


I ended up cancelling my order w/ carbolift after waiting forever and just bought it from a local airplane supply place. Not sure where you're located but they have two stores (one on each coasts in the US). They're listed on carbolift's website if you are interested.

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cool... thanks! What was the place? I'm in LA at the moment.

cheers

... nevermind... I just saw you referred me to their website where I can find the info... thanks again!
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jamr1
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by jamr1

I am thinking any "water washable" stripper would work.

All strippers are neutralized with water, so that doesn't mean they are safe for carbon or your skin


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Hey Bobsled...

I tried looking the info up on their site, but no go... Where did you find it locally in socal?

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andrewleitch86
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by andrewleitch86

I like the sound of this wicked stuff. Any more info on it Dov? What's the best way to use it?

I have a spare carbon fork that I might give a whirl with this stuff. If it knackers it, it's no great loss.

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Dov
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by Dov

I used it as per the instructions. Thin coat, 30 minutes late thick coat, don't brush out, leave until it bubbles. Scrape off when paint/lacquer has softened.
Felt F1 DA Di2
Cinelli Supercorsa
De Rosa Nuovo Classico
Cielo Classic Sportif
Concorde Town Bike
Specilaized Rockhopper Kidmobile
Nagasawa Fixie Skid Machine
Cannondale CAAD 10 Track [custom]

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