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Old 08-31-05, 02:29 AM
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Stripping paint

I worked out an arrangement with the local auto body shop to paint a bike frame (aluminum with carbon seat stays.) I agreed to do the prep and the body shop will do the spraying. What do you recommend for stripping the paint?
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I used an aircraft-grade spray-on/wipe-off stripper I bought at an auto parts store. Can't remember the brand. It still took some scraping and steel-wooling, but it is a very good paint stripper.

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Any concerns about the carbon seat stays? I've considered painting a carbon frame I have, but would be nervous about using chemicals on it to strip it.
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I'm concerned about it too. That's why I mentioned it. I know I don't want to sand the paint off. If paint stripper will react with the CF, then I'll have to steel wool the existing paint there and paint over it. Anybody have experience with stripping CF?
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As mentioned above, Aircraft paint remover works well but I would keep anything chemical away from the carbon.

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Any chemical primer should take the paint off. My only word of advice is stay away from those guys who use heat or direct flame to take the paint off. That will ruin the heat treatment on any frame.

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I did a quick search on the forum for "carbon strip paint" and came up with a couple good threads.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/126537-painting-carbon-fiber.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/87862-stripping-paint-off-carbon-fiber-frame.html
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Thanks for the advice and links. My thought was to remove the paint from the carbon and then leave it with just the clear coats. Bad plan, I guess. I think I'll strip the aluminum and then sand down the paint that is on the seat stays and paint the whole thing the new color. Take care.
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