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    Troy Carbon Frame Seam Seen Through Paint

    Have a brand new 2017 Troy and noticed that the seam from what I imagine is a UD carbon clam shell production method is showing through the paint on top of the top tube. Is this normal to see? It's worse when the light hits it, where you can see blotches along the seam that are likely the areas that got sanded down before paint to smooth out the seam. It appears that these areas picked up the paint differently, or absorbed it more maybe, and that maybe it needed additional paint layering to cover up completely.

    Anyways, who has experienced this on their bike?

    Or is this pretty much apparent on all painted (not bare) carbon frames of clamshell construction?

    I just want to make sure I was not sold a "second" or "blemish" (Does Devinci even release such things? Or destroy them to avoid them being sold by dealers)

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    Troy Carbon Frame Seam Seen Through Paint-img_6848.jpg

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    Looks pretty normal, I have a 16 and will take a pic of it later for you to see i have a similar looking seam on the downtube.

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    Very normal. Every raw/clear coated carbon frame I've owned (Devinci, Santa Cruz, Yeti) has had that seam visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    Very normal. Every raw/clear coated carbon frame I've owned (Devinci, Santa Cruz, Yeti) has had that seam visible.
    I know this is normal on "raw" cleared carbon frames...but in this case, the Troy is painted (Grey or Orange were the color choices) so it's not raw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbngringo View Post
    Looks pretty normal, I have a 16 and will take a pic of it later for you to see i have a similar looking seam on the downtube.
    Do you have the blotchy paint along it as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKmike View Post
    I know this is normal on "raw" cleared carbon frames...but in this case, the Troy is painted (Grey or Orange were the color choices) so it's not raw.
    That's a pic of your bike, right? Devinci calls that Gloss & Matte Black - http://2017.devinci.com/bikes/bike_801_scategory_189
    It's pretty much raw with grey graphics and a gloss clear coat. It's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy View Post
    That's a pic of your bike, right? Devinci calls that Gloss & Matte Black - DEVINCI - TROY CARBON
    It's pretty much raw with grey graphics and a gloss clear coat. It's fine.
    exactly

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    Mine has it, totally normal.

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    My '16 frame looks like this too, I think it's totally normal. I'm not in the least worried.
    And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver. A. Senna

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