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    Talk me out of painting my HED3

    Not saying I'm going to do it. But I'm so tempted to paint my trispoke.

    Has anyone here painted one? Or anything that's carbon/epoxy for that matter. I'm more concerned with removing the paint (if I ever get sick of it) than actually applying it. Obviously I don't want to damage the wheel. I know Jasco is some crazy stuff, but that's all I can think of.

    Help a brother out.

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    jasco is going to kill carbon fibre. doing anything beyond sanding the clearcoat to a dull finish at a high grit is super sketchy.

    resale value is going to plummet too. even though the CF fad is on its way out anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post

    resale value is going to plummet too.

    depends on how your word the eBay / craigslist ad. throw in a couple "custom" "limited edition" "one of a kind" bits in there, maybe a Nike swoosh sticker, and watch the resale price double.

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    Instead buy some vinyl. Stick on, cut off excess, done.

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    Thanks for all the info, duders

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    Instead buy some vinyl. Stick on, cut off excess, done.
    This sounds like a good idea

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    If you bring the wheel up to W. Sac, my first graders will happily paint it. And joy that I get from watching will be unmeasurable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catnap View Post
    depends on how your word the eBay / craigslist ad. throw in a couple "custom" "limited edition" "one of a kind" bits in there, maybe a Nike swoosh sticker, and watch the resale price double.
    Fresh collab with underground artist Savingsandloansky dropping now

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    I painted a spinergy. not the spokes, just the rim. i used 1200 grit sandpaper to dull the clear and got a body shop to paint it. it turned out very good. go for it.
    not banned anymore

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    how is painting your HED3 going to increase performance. please post some track times....jk

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    yeah sanding it is going to probably dull it and would take forever. CF isn't to forgiving like fiberglass...we worked on it at my last shop.

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    how about you go spray pain dog Sh1t its about the same thing
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    ^ cutting edge.

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    Self expression, it's the new way to conform.

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    there is going to be no return from painting it....

    so choose wisely....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rduenas View Post
    Thanks for all the info, duders



    This sounds like a good idea
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    great idea

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    Vinyl is a terrible idea.


    I can't guarantee that it's heavier, but it won't be smooth, therefore definitely hindering the aerodynamic capability of the wheel. Not to mention I'm sure it'll look like crap. There are way too many seams to make it look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
    Vinyl is a terrible idea.


    I can't guarantee that it's heavier, but it won't be smooth, therefore definitely hindering the aerodynamic capability of the wheel. Not to mention I'm sure it'll look like crap. There are way too many seams to make it look good.
    You say that like people use those wheels for anything other than "looks badass"
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
    http://velospace.org/node/2114 - CROSS CROSS CROSS
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    I mean, I'm not saying that if I got an HED3, it'd be for track use only.


    But I'd hate to see someone buying a product like that and then not using it properly.


    That's like people buying aero TT clip on bars and then using them as a luggage rack on their city bike

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    on further thought...


    oh god please let that be a trend that catches on


    risers w/ aero clip ons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansmash View Post
    I mean, I'm not saying that if I got an HED3, it'd be for track use only.


    But I'd hate to see someone buying a product like that and then not using it properly.


    That's like people buying aero TT clip on bars and then using them as a luggage rack on their city bike
    Umm, that's pretty apt to describe how front HED3's are being used on 98% of the bikes in this section (singlespeed/fixed gear).

    Let's do wheelies with a fragile, carbon front wheel.
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by octopus magic View Post
    Umm, that's pretty apt to describe how front HED3's are being used on 98% of the bikes in this section (singlespeed/fixed gear).

    Let's do wheelies with a fragile, carbon front wheel.
    Lets not start this **** again. If you dont like it then ***** to somebody else that cares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenkinsal2 View Post
    Lets not start this **** again. If you dont like it then ***** to somebody else that cares.
    I care!

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    FWIW I have covered a (very abused, not-easily-replaceable) bass guitar pickup with black sticky vinyl (AKA contact paper). With a low-heat heat *** or a high-heat hair dryer you can create tight contours without creases. Of course with a HED3 you would need some seams and it would not look pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenkinsal2 View Post
    Lets not start this **** again. If you dont like it then ***** to somebody else that cares.
    Woah there dog, don't get all pissed off or you might scuff up your limited edition dunks or chew up that screen printed 140 dollar t-shirts.

    Why don't you sit down, take a breather, and maybe dust off your kid robot and kubricks that you've left collecting dust since you discovered how cool fixiez are.
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