Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Medway, MA
Bikes: 2011 Lynskey Sportive, 1988 Cannondale SM400
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I wouldn't sandblast a Cannondale frame. The aluminum is VERY thin. Aircraft paint stripper would be my choice there. Maybe plastic media, or something else less aggressive- consult with the guy who is going to do the job beforehand.
+1 on gutting the fork. Powdercoating requires 400+ degree baking, which would probably blow out the seals on the fork.
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2011 Lynskey Sportive (Shimano Ultegra 10s)
1988 Cannondale SM400 (Suntour XC-M 7s)