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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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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerwal View Post
    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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