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    Painting a Carbon Frame

    Just want to know how many out there have customized their carbon Niners by getting them repainted? I ask this because I have JEt 9 RDO white on black purchased on closeout from CC when they were on deal everywhere. Due to financial changes and time I have not been able to build this up yet. I have to be honest, the thread of all the RDO's cracking has me sort of thinking of selling this thing and purchasing the all black Jet 9 RDO with new cable routing, 12x142 axle, etc... I know, I know this may not be the case with mine, but at 215 without a pack and the way I ride I am a bit hesitant.

    So, I know a guy who can match the silver paint on the black Jet 9 RDO that is on the carbon suspension link on the most current model (I know they don't do model years). I'm thinking of having him paint this silver color (maybe a tad darker), on the bike just like the white bike. I'm also considering the doing the black area's matte black paint and doing the silver parts gloss. I want to keep the Niner logo the same but in matte black. The other option is to paint the bike white exactly like the one I have now.

    Anybody out there done this? I should probably contact Niner about any voidance of warranty. I saw a Jet 9 RDO painted matte black posted here somewhere and I can't find it. I would like to ask them about it. It looked really nice the way it came out.

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    Pretty much all warranties are voided if you paint a frame. I'm sure this is the case with Niner too. Build it up and ride it.

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    Best matte finish for a MTB that will not void warranty and is DIY, cheap, and aesthetically and psychically pleasing?

    Dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead View Post
    Best matte finish for a MTB that will not void warranty and is DIY, cheap, and aesthetically and psychically pleasing?

    Dirt.
    Now I would agree if you have that nice brown or red clay type soil. We have that white dusty dirt that just plain ol' looks bad so I have to keep my bike clean.

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    As mentioned, don't expect to have any sort of warranty. Have you priced the replacement for the ballistics tape on the down tube? I think this will be a significant cost to replace it with the exact same.

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    No I have not, I would just put Shelter on it if I purchased a new all black frame and painted it. Not worried about that end of it. I used that on my Tallboy C and that stuff works outstanding. I plan on putting Shelter on the white one anyway if I don't sell it. I'm just worried about this thing cracking and then being told the replacement is Jet 9 carbon in moondust or Red and those awful white graphics. The thing of it is, I really like that white frame, which is why I bought the thing in that color. Weighing my options here thats all.

    Thanks for the help everyone...

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