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    Painting Niner Carbon fork to match frame.

    I am getting a steel frame and having it repainted, i also want to have a niner carbon fork done the same colour.

    I have no dedicated bike painters near me but i have frame painting done in the past by a very good painter but he doesnt do any prepping, i take the frames to him stripped/beadblasted/polished ect and he just paints them.

    So i need to prep the niner fork before taking it to him, how has anyone here done that ?

    My fork is white/carbon, the white is sprayed over the carbon making a raised lettering, this will have to be sanded back ?

    Do i sand back all of the clear coat and leave the fork with a matt nude finish ?

    Thanks in advance
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    I know this is old but did you ever end up going through this? Looking at a similar situation myself.

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    Wish I wouldve seen this sooner but if you knock off the clear and just have the matte finish with a good surface for the new paint to adhere to then you should be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCuse View Post
    I know this is old but did you ever end up going through this?
    Yo Alex, i got no responses here so it all got too hard. My Niner fork was in perfect condition and was being used on my SS so i used a PRO Components carbon fork i had in the garage, it was way easier to strip, paint, apply decal and clearcoat.


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    Cool I will try a light sanding and a spray can if needed.

    Sweet ride there Ozzy

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    Cheers Alex, the fork turned out very well considering it was done with 3 rattle cans. Primer, white and clear automotive spray cans.

    You might as well have a go yourself, i just took my time, let it dry and rubbed it up with some 1000 grade paper. It took longer to mask the chrome crown and dropouts than do anything else.
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