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 Post subject: Fitting grips to CF bars
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:35 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Anyone any ideas if the hairspray method is safe for fitting grips to CF bars?

If not i'll try one of the other solvent free methods...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:17 pm 
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I wouldn't risk it. I use saliva on bar and grip works a treat on my use atom bar


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:22 pm 
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Location: fettling in the cave
I use a air line to blow! all mine on. (If you have access to one)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:23 pm 
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Sounds like good advice. Some poor bleeder wrote into a flyfishing mag having tried to free two sections of a Hardy rod (think top range bike) with WD40 and not only are the now welded together but have gone soft as well. D'oh!


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Old School Grand Master
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I emailed AnswerManitou (they're Hyperlite bars), here's the response i got:

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Hairspray is fine, because the bars have a clear-coat over the carbon.
You're not actually putting hairspray on the carbon fibers or the epoxy,
just on the clear-coat. If you're still worried about it, simply use an
air compressor with a blow nozzle to slide them on (my personal favorite
method).


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