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Painting Bianchi Carbon Fork(3 posts)

Painting Bianchi Carbon Forkixiz
Jul 3, 2001 5:30 AM
Does anyone here ever painted a fork - not from factory
I would like to paint my carbonfork to match the frame (Bianchi Celeste)

How much can i expect it will cost and will it void the warranty and can i get decals place on the fork after it gets painted ??

thanks
re: Painting Bianchi Carbon ForkMike Prince
Jul 3, 2001 9:11 AM
I don't know if this answers your question, but when I bought my Steelman I considered a carbon fork. The frames are powdercoated, not wet painted. They told me that the carbon could not be powdercoated and that the upcharge for a painted carbon fork was $95 with conventional wet paint. I avoided the issue by getting a painted steel fork and have no regrets.

As far as I know you should not have any warranty issues unless the painter has to sand or chemically treat the carbon. Best to check though. Most painters should be able to apply decals after painting, but will probably make you supply the decals.

Hope this helps
Mike
re: Painting Bianchi Carbon ForkVelocipedio
Jul 3, 2001 2:41 PM
I've heard that Marinoni won't paint CF forks anymore because the paint eventually starts to flake.