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Old 05-06-09, 12:18 PM
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PRICE to Change a bike's color

any idea on how much it would cost to change a carbon bike's color?

probably cheaper to strip off the paint and repaint it right? for example, if i dont like the black/red color of the 2009 caad9-5, could i just show the painter the white version of it and have him paint it to that?

how much will something like this cost?

i'm just using caad as an example here.
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Old 05-06-09, 12:47 PM
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I was looking into this for a carbon bike last year and it ended up being around $500. Metal frames are much cheaper because they can be powdercoated. Carbon must be sanded and painted.
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Old 05-06-09, 01:20 PM
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The CAAD9 is aluminum.
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You'd have to get the decals off which are probably under the clear coat. Then replace them (if they are even available) after the frame is repainted ,then clear coat again. $500 dollars work on a $500 frame (if that) By the way that is an aluminum frame. Also you'd have to get the bike reassembled if you can't do it yourself.
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Old 05-06-09, 05:43 PM
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$10 at Lowes or Casa Depot
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Sanded and painted my carbon frame.. took at least 40hrs work.
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Old 05-06-09, 11:17 PM
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I sanded and painted my aluminum bike flat black, took about 2 hours not including teardown and rebuild. Paint's sticking a lot better than the factory red.
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