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Andrew R Stewart 
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Before I do any race seat paint removal of facing, after a paint job, i first cut the edge of the race seat with a needle file. This prevents any paint chipping from "turning the corner" from the race seat and onto the crown. I will lightly file the seat, crown and steerer surfaces, of the color but leave some of the primer to act as a slight and further removable shim. I have had some cutters cut a touch small and having a thin but sacrificial layer for the headset race to press onto has sometimes been needed. Andy.
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