|Painting a carbon fork||JaeP|
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 fork||Dave 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 fork||Akirasho|
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.
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 fork||Bill 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 fork||NJRoad|
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.|| |