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    Next LP - removing the paint

    Ok, I just picked up a set of Next LP cranks but their yellow!
    I am gonna try and remove the paint and I am hoping someone here has done this. I am totally new at doing something like this so I need a little directions. This is the begining of my first WW project other than just buying ww parts and putting them on my bike.

    Any help with how to go about doing this would be greatly appreciated.

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    all I did was tape the carbon parts, apply paint remover let it sit for 10min and remove paint. make sure the paint remover doesn't touch your skin, not a good mix
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    la vida sigue.

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    not polished ???

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    Limon,

    Where is your FD??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic-o
    Limon,

    Where is your FD??
    Real riders change their front gears by hand.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic-o
    Limon,

    Where is your FD??
    Dinglespeeder?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Limon,

    Limon, are the carbon inserts just stickers? If they are I could theoretically remove them correct?


    Quote Originally Posted by Limon
    all I did was tape the carbon parts, apply paint remover let it sit for 10min and remove paint. make sure the paint remover doesn't touch your skin, not a good mix

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    Use Citristrip for paint remover. Much less caustic then most marine paint strippers.

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    If all else fails, try gasket remover. BUT, be carefull. Not sure what it can do to carbon...

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    The REAL carbon inlay is full along the back of the arm. And yes the front carbon weave stickers are just that, but if you get any paint remover -whether taping off or not- along the edge it might delaminate, giving it a milky look (there is the pattern plus some clear laminate over it). So you have to be careful.
    Good luck; from above pic, it has been done well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2times
    Limon, are the carbon inserts just stickers? If they are I could theoretically remove them correct?
    the outside are stickers the inside are the real inserts you can remove the outside but it would look kinda plain.
    la vida sigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil
    Real riders change their front gears by hand.......
    with mad skills all you need is the pinky
    la vida sigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    not polished ???
    that was the idea but I like the raw looks on this one for some reason.
    la vida sigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic-o
    Limon,

    Where is your FD??
    I'm not finished yet I'm still working on it.
    la vida sigue.

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    You are asking for trouble if you use
    paint stripper on carbon parts.

    Best, John

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