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    Anyone strip the white powder coat off Stan's rims?

    Got a pair of Stan's Flow rims in white on clearance...but I hate white and its an added 20 grams.

    I've used aircraft stripper before but it's effectiveness really depends on the paint/ powder coat being removed. Anyone have experience with Stan's white powder coat?

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    It's near impossible to remove powdercoating without a media blast. If it's actual powercoat, it won't be coming off with aircraft stripper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    It's near impossible to remove powdercoating without a media blast. If it's actual powercoat, it won't be coming off with aircraft stripper.
    Um... maybe I'm confused as to what defines "actual powder coat," but I've stripped many frames in the past using over-the-counter aircraft stripper found at almost any automotive store.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    MOST frames are painted with a usual wet-paint method. Unless you're buying a custom made frame, or the manufacturer explicitly states it's a powder-coat, then it's probably not.

    Powder is nice though, it's 5x as durable as wetpaint. It doesn't chip at all, and will rarely scratch. Good luck with the rims though, I'm guessing their just painted, so aircraft stripper will probably work fine.

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    Go for it, save that 20 grams...LOL

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    if you take a dump before you ride you can probably lose 400 grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by ustemuf View Post
    if you take a dump before you ride you can probably lose 400 grams
    On average it's more like 317.515g per movement. But the thing you got to remember is when you crap, you're shedding centered semi-low weight, as opposed to what OP wants to do which is rotational weight, which has a far greater effect on bike handling than centered weight. Poop, optional with little gains. Stripping rims, required with noticeable gains.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    On average it's more like 317.515g per movement. But the thing you got to remember is when you crap, you're shedding centered semi-low weight, as opposed to what OP wants to do which is rotational weight, which has a far greater effect on bike handling than centered weight. Poop, optional with little gains. Stripping rims, required with noticeable gains.
    So strip and dump on the rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    So strip and dump on the rims
    Where in the world did you get poop ON the rims from what I said?
    But you're free to poop on your rim, but doing so negates any gains found by stripping your rims of powder coat, but this is only until the poop flings off your rims and into your face and back, then you're back to ideal rotational weight goodness.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    The main issue is that they are white.

    If I wanted to save 40 grams I would rather spend a couple hundred dollars on lighter components...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    Where in the world did you get poop ON the rims from what I said?
    But you're free to poop on your rim, but doing so negates any gains found by stripping your rims of powder coat, but this is only until the poop flings off your rims and into your face and back, then you're back to ideal rotational weight goodness.
    ...and back to the pre poop weight. This is difficult.

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    Who cares man, just go shred.

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    citristrip from walmart. Apply thick, put each wheel in a garbage bag and push the plastic onto the surface. hang in warm area for 4-6 hours and come back with steel wool. shouldn't take much muscle at all.
    I just stripped a frame and it took about 5 minutes of steel wooling to get completely bare.

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    A friend of mine stripped his to match his raw Intense SS... Came out great!

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    Here it is, turned out great!
    I highly recommend CitriStrip. I was very skeptical but it works!




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    Hard to tell, but they are stripped right? Did you work around the stickers or put them back on? Looks good! I have a pair on my trail bike and I love them!!

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    Yeah, it is hard to tell in the pictures. In the top picture only the rim on top is stripped. I took the stickers off and then reapplied them.

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    How in the world did your re-apply the stickers
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    I have a hard enough time just taking the stickers & adhesive off! lol
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