How do i get rid of the silver on my bars and stem?

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markyboy
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by markyboy

As per title looking to get rid of the silver on bars and stem?
Dont want to end up messing them up any info would be great :beerchug:
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by Frankie - B

You could simply get some new bar tape and re wrap your bars a bit further up. leaving just a few cm. of the LTD silver visible. the other option is to start sanding or shaving your bars and then relaquer them.
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by markyboy

If by sanding or shaving can you damage the carbon if you go to far?
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by btompkins0112

Wet sanding works great.....once you get through the grey and start seeing black dust/water you know you've gone far enough.

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by FIJIGabe

i think when you factor in the time and loss of resale value on those parts by doing that, you'll be ahead buying a new stem and handlebar and reselling your current ones than by putting in the time/effort/cost of sanding and relaquering your current ones.
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by mayd

....hi , usually most paint on carbon will come off if you use a rubbing compound paste which car sprayers use for over spray (car accessories shops stock it)......its a coarse paste and with a bit of elbow grease gets through the paint.or as advised earlier wet and dry and lacquer ....

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btompkins has the message :thumbup:
I work further with a dry piece of cloth to wipe off the surface frequently to see exactly where you still need to sand.
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