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Black/White blemishes on carbon

Old 05-09-11, 10:30 PM
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Black/White blemishes on carbon

Just noticed some black and white streaks/blemishes on the fork. I haven't crashed the bike at all, and everything is perfectly smooth and unscratched. It looks very much like a "bubble" underneath, but I can't compress the area on top. It still feels like a solid piece with no weird noises when tapped on. First pic is with camera flash on. Notice the white line going up the fork on the right side on the first pic.

Are these just part of the finish? Or stress marks?

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Ah, paint?

Carbon fiber is forced to solidify under a extremely high vacuum, so air is removed from all pours

If there isn't a huge crater or rift in the fork, then there would be no problem.
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Originally Posted by BotByte View Post
Ah, paint?

Carbon fiber is forced to solidify under a extremely high vacuum, so air is removed from all pours

If there isn't a huge crater or rift in the fork, then there would be no problem.
Good to know it's not structural. Would imagine paint will go on normally and evenly after the vacuum, unless it goes on during it?
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