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Painting a carbon fork(6 posts)

Painting a carbon forkJaeP
Jul 14, 2002 5:21 PM
I just bought a Specialized Festina/Time carbon fork at Supergo for the incredible low price of $39.00. I want to install the fork on my '89 Paramount. I know this sounds vain but the fork clashes with the color scheme of my bike. Would I damage the fork if I lightly sand it and sparyed it with primer and then paint it a semi-gloss black or could I just scuff up the fork a bit and spay paint the fork directly?

re: Painting a carbon forkDave Hickey
Jul 14, 2002 5:25 PM
Lightly sand, prime and paint. Just be very careful not to sand through the clear coat. It's works fine
re: Painting a carbon forkAkirasho
Jul 14, 2002 5:45 PM
... just to add a bit to what Dave said...

Wet sand with a 600 grit... to give the primer a place to "bite" while leaving most of the clearcoat undisturbed... The primer should help fill in any imperfections... before your final colors are applied.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
what the heck is....?bikerfox1
Jul 14, 2002 10:51 PM
what the heck is "we abide...remain in light"?
re: Painting a carbon forkBill is in Denver
Jul 14, 2002 6:41 PM
Take this with a grain of salt and do your own research, but having painted everything from hundreds of jet skis to several composite aircraft the only bit of advice I can give you are four words.

Two Part Epoxy Primer

re: Painting a carbon forkNJRoad
Jul 15, 2002 5:43 AM
Now I feel like a tool, I bought the same fork used a few months ago for $75 on E-bay, but I bet I can be whatever deal you're getting on a headset.