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    Stripping paint off carbon frame and repainting

    Has anyone had any experience stripping the paint off their carbon frame and repainting it? What did you use and how did you do it? I have repainted steel frames and alloy forks before but never have done carbon

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    Check out this thread.
    Naked Carbon Frame - Santa Cruz ???

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    It can be done, at considerable cost... or if you are really confident in your abilities. I prefer to use tape

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    If you want to strip it down to the bare carbon, I'd say Carbo-lift is worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddlyToast View Post
    It can be done, at considerable cost... or if you are really confident in your abilities. I prefer to use tape

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    Now that looks so rad! Great job on this one!

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    First off - I would only do this if I 1) was a second-hand owner or 2) my warranty was expired.

    Second - I would only consider having a company experienced in carbon work perform the task. Luckily I have 2 nearby but you could mail the frame to them.

    Try Calfee or RR Velo. Both are in Watsonville, Ca.

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    Re: Stripping paint off carbon frame and repainting

    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT View Post
    First off - I would only do this if I 1) was a second-hand owner or 2) my warranty was expired.

    Second - I would only consider having a company experienced in carbon work perform the task. Luckily I have 2 nearby but you could mail the frame to them.

    Try Calfee or RR Velo. Both are in Watsonville, Ca.
    Apparently having this done will not void the warranty.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/santa-cruz/naked-carbon-frame-santa-cruz-941273-post11634425.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by VERT1 View Post
    Has anyone had any experience stripping the paint off their carbon frame and repainting it? What did you use and how did you do it? I have repainted steel frames and alloy forks before but never have done carbon
    These guys do good work but are not what I'd call cheap at around NZD 500 for a repaint:

    Pricing - CARBON BIKE REPAIR * * * * * * * * * * carbonbikerepairnz@gmail.com

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