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    painting bead blasted handlebars, anyone done it?

    I'm painting some Easton EA30 handlebars that has a bead blasted or shotpeened finish.
    I've never painted anything with this type of finish before. Basically I'm going to lightly sand the finish, white prime the surface then spray the bright green color. Toping it off with a glossy finish. I won't paint the stem clamping area or where the grips are. I'm planning on forcing the shifter open as wide as I can when installing to not ruin the paint. The brakes are Avid so no prob insatlling over the paint.
    You paint pros out there.,,,,, anything I missed?
    I'm GNARcissistic

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    Don't sand em, little stress risers you don't need.

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    Just make sure you allow the paint the proper time to cure, that's your best shot at not scratching them when you go to reassemble. I always rush it and regret it later.

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    Really tough to sand that finish. Its doable (I did it) but it was a lot of hassle. Also use many many layers of paint and you can leave unpainted the grip area so you can slide everything in quick and with no mess.

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    i wouldnt sand it but just make sure to use a lot of layers of paint

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