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    Frame respray

    Can anyone recommend a local paint shop to respray a frame?

    Green isn't me!

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    Are you carbon or aluminum? If aluminum and you're going to strip it all the way down, may I recommend a powder coat? Miller Powder Coating in Rohnert Park does bike frames all the time for some of our local builders.

    I'm not sure about powder coating carbon fiber, due to the 400 degree heat cylce.
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    it's carbon, pretty sure powder coating it would melt the frame. That would be bad. :-)

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    Sell the frame and get the turquoise one. Because Yeti.

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    Vinyl wrap it!

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    logical

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    I'd recommend that in your search you ask if they've ever worked on bikes as there are lots of intricacies involved - more so because it's carbon.

    Keeping it short - you should get a lot of 3M soft pads from hard to superfine and start sanding. Then you'll mask the important areas (option of leaving old bearings in there and then pressing them out upon completion and replacing.)

    Even shorter - it's a lot of time and money.

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    yeah, i think it really is logical to sell the frame and buy a new one. That opens up the whole, well i could sell the whole bike and buy a new one debate too though!!

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    Dang, I was joking. You must really hate green. Lol

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    You'll spend a lot of time and money devaluing your bike.

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    D&D Cycles in San Lorenzo will do wet paint https://www.yelp.com/biz/d-and-d-cycles-san-lorenzo

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    Honestly, if it were mine, I would do it myself. I do all kinds of stuff like that though. Harbor Freight spray gun, go to local automotive paint store and have them mix a pint of the color you like and get a quart of reducer and the appropriate hardener. Strip the bike, sand, degrease with prepsol, tack cloth, hang it and spray it. Reassemble.
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    will give D&D a buzz. Don't want to do it myself, will make an awful job of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUZe View Post
    You'll spend a lot of time and money devaluing your bike.
    Agreed. I wouldn't buy a bike like this that had been resprayed

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    If you ever plan on selling it people may assume that the frame was repaired. Why else would someone repaint it? If you don't plan on selling, carry on.

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    not thinking about selling it. interested in riding it till it gives up :-)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AD View Post
    not thinking about selling it. interested in riding it till it gives up :-)!
    That's the right attitude!

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    If you're not going to sell it and like working on your bikes, take it apart completely and just respray it yourself. Sand the clear coat off, do some test sprays to make sure you have the right color, and go for it. you can use a small brush to get those weird linkage bits (where the infinity system is), small brushstrokes won't really matter down in there. You can also get an epoxy-safe clear coat to give it that smooth finish.

    P.S. props to Santa Cruz for selling bottles of their paint on their website, that is a lifesaver when repainting paint chips. thought i'd just point that out.

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    Joe's Bicycle Painting, which used to be next to Calfee Bikes in La Selva Beach and is now in Watsonville, did a great job on my wife's carbon CX frame some years back.

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    Here is a Joe's paint job. Photo isn't the best but he did a nice job.
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