How to prep and paint parts?

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

Looking to matt black paint stem and seatpost
Not tried painting anything or years and was always concerned with finish and durability
Can someone gives us some tips please ?

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by quattrings

what material are you looking at painting? Alu and carbon require different methods of approach.

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by NWSAlpine

Let us know the materials as it can vary. Also remember that prep is everything. Make sure each layer is cured as well and don't rush it. The finish will be much more durable.

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by ukracer

O yes sorry , aluminium stem and scandium seatpost .
What also works best for removing motifs

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by fdegrove


ISO painting these would you not be better of having them anodized black?

For removing logos, caustic soda should do the trick IIRC.

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