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    456 Carbon Frame Prep?

    Got my 456 Carbon in. Looks really sweet . Anyway, before I go about building this up, I was wondering what is advised in terms of frame prep. I have always chased/faced the BB shell, and faced the headtube in the past before building up a frame, but this is the first carbon frame I've owned and I don't know if the same process should apply here (safety??). The outside faces of the BB shell / headtube look machined, but there is definitely some clearcoat overspay on them. Not sure if scraping with a knife would be sufficient?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dslfoolish View Post
    Got my 456 Carbon in. Looks really sweet . Anyway, before I go about building this up, I was wondering what is advised in terms of frame prep. I have always chased/faced the BB shell, and faced the headtube in the past before building up a frame, but this is the first carbon frame I've owned and I don't know if the same process should apply here (safety??). The outside faces of the BB shell / headtube look machined, but there is definitely some clearcoat overspay on them. Not sure if scraping with a knife would be sufficient?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Should not need to do any prep.

    Lightly grease the head tube and pressing the cups.

    Grease the BB and install
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    Instruction for enjoying 456 carbon.

    1. Take out box

    2. Unwrap

    3. Bulid

    4. Ride!!!



    Whoohoo!
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    Umm, I'll get laughed at for this, but waxing it makes it way easier to hose down later on and keeps the dust down on those long dirt road trips . . .
    John

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