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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:41 pm 
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if the frames gonna be a wall hanger, then paintstrip it. otherwise...hmm, let me think on it :)


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scant wrote:
if the frames gonna be a wall hanger, then paintstrip it. otherwise...hmm, let me think on it :)


No wall hangers for me :wink: !
So please think on it :!:


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got a thread going on the proflex/k2 site at the moment , see what comes up

most of their s`arms are carbon , so some one must know

ps , simon is GOOD (first answer)

http://idriders.com/cgi-bin/YaBB_K2/YaB ... ;start=0#2


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Well with my material science knowledge I meant to use paintstripper/ nitromors to remove the lugged areas (which are steel). Sparingly paint it on these areas without getting it on the carbon bits...

From the look sof it and if you want to play it safe just lightly sand down the blue paint by hand. Then lacquer or paint each lug black/grey to stop them corroding.

Thats what I would do.


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dremel the paint off the lugs :) wire brush attachment :)


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could you use some protective wrapping on the carbon areas and get a specialist shot blast company to give the steel areas a light blasting?


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what i know of carbon is... layers of carbon weave between resin

and as simon mentioned in the k2 thread it , could possibly be lacquered

so anything with a chemical reaction could melt the resin

you could just rub it down , gently !!

and then clean it up


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FYI

epic steel lug frames always had the carbon kinda blended into the lugs, in terms of appearance. IE the ends of the carbon tube nearest the lug were lightly sprayed to merge the carbon into the painted lug.

.... so yeh, should be possible to lightly sand back (3M scotchbrite is fairly mild) the paint, then spray it back later :)


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Instead of getting my bags for Spain decided to dismantle the Epic first :D (you need to know your prioroty's....)
So I can annoy you guys with some (sorry) very bad pics I made in a hurry...
also found the frame nr! 8X0332 (1988. nr 332 ?????)

Have a week to think about the options

- Respray all black
- Respray Black with gray lugs
- Put it together as it is
- sell it and let some else think about it :D


Don't think that I can get back the carbon/hologram thing in good condition :(

any advice? any Epic/Specialized decalls?..... think I'll pack my bags now and leave tomorrow morning early


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