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Renoving powder coat from shifter bosses

Old 03-26-15, 08:26 PM
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Renoving powder coat from shifter bosses

I got a frame powder coated and the shifter bosses were powder coated over. Is there a way to remove it? Will a file work?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-26-15, 08:55 PM
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Dont quote me, but I have seen most success carefully using a razor blade
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Originally Posted by Frenchosa View Post
I got a frame powder coated and the shifter bosses were powder coated over. Is there a way to remove it? Will a file work?

Thanks in advance.
Yes, a fine and sharp one.
I think you will find the cylinder will dress up pretty well.
If you are using Campagnolo levers the square base may also require some attention, tape off the tube with a layer or two of blue painters tape first is my suggestion.
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x2 on the razor blade. Careful though because when powdercoat chips it comes off in flakes from my experience and their ain't no going back.
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