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    Carbon Fork

    So I inherited a black carbon fork from TimArchy before he flew off to Thailand and I'm planning on rattlecanning it purple ASAP to put on my bike. I know that I shouldn't sand it, but is acetone too harsh for the carbon? Any suggestions on how to get paint to stick?

    I know it seems ridiculous to paint a carbon fork, but it was free and if I don't paint it then I'm not going to use it and that's more ridiculous than painting it.

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    Purple frame and a black fork go together much better than, after a week of riding, a scratched, mismatched hack rustoleum purple job (with black showing through) and a purple frame.

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    mayby ask this guy how he stripped and re-painted his carbon frame and fork:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=188597

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    a scratched, mismatched hack rustoleum purple job
    I think my rattlecan turned out ok: I don't have much to lose with an additional piece rattlecanned.

    Thanks for the link to the road post. I always assumed that I couldn't sand carbon...but he definitely did. I'll be postin' pics when I'm done with this puppy. Time to lose the steel fork and the extra weight.
    Last edited by purplebike; 08-03-07 at 02:47 PM.

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    sanding a carbon fork is just sanding clearcoat... it's ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmotoguy View Post
    sanding a carbon fork is just sanding clearcoat... it's ok
    You wouldn't want to sand the resin though. Don't rub too hard.

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