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Old 10-28-10, 05:45 PM   #1
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Removing/Installing carbon seatstays?

I have a frame that I absolutely hate the color over of and I would like get it powdercoated. Unfortunately though, It has carbon seatstays (wishbone style)?. Was curious of the step involved to remove and reinstall?
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. I believe you can mask off stuff with rubber sheets, and blast just the parts you want,

. you can probably buy new carbon sub assemblies, there are pre formed ones,
since you may have to destroy the other ones .

. or, just get out a few spray cans and be done with it , just overspray with more paint..
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no powdercoat for you, they're glued in
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no powdercoat for you, they're glued in
+1 The powder coat has to have a large amount of heat applied to it to take. No grease or glue allowed.
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Hence the "REMOVE" portion of the title. :?
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since the issue is just color .. buy a different frame in your preferred shades ,
take the loss and sell the one you don' t like, cheap, and it will sell quickly..
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They are bonded (epoxied) in and you can't remove them.

Instead of powder coating get it spray painted at an autobody shop.
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if it is epoxied in than they can be removed, you heat epoxy to break the bond with a torch and pull them out. I wouldn't be doing it, but thats how you detach something that has been epoxied
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terrible idea, not worth the hassle at all
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terrible idea, not worth the hassle at all
+100. While you can probably remove the stays with enough heat or force, you will never reinstall them properly. Forget it.
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