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question about carbon(6 posts)

question about carboncatchphrase
Jan 26, 2004 1:31 PM

My chain jumped of the lower sproket and chipped the paint and maybe scatched carbon, i will have a closer look soon. What is the best way to repair/seal carbon rear stays and how much damage should i worry about. thanks for your replies in advance.
re: question about carbonDave Hickey
Jan 26, 2004 1:50 PM
It's probably nothing to worry about but inspect it closely. If it's just chipped paint, touch it up with a matching automotive paint. Can you feel the carbon weave? If so, take it to have checked out. If you don't already have a chainstay protector, get one. If you want to protect the bottom bracket area, Park Tools sells a tire boot. It's a thick piece of self-adhesive clear plastic. I cut it to shape and put it on the BB area where a chain drop could occur.
Here is the Park Tool Tire BootDave Hickey
Jan 26, 2004 2:11 PM

It works great for frame protection. I use it on the headtube to keep STI cables from rubbing the paint. I also use it in the BB area to protect from chain drop. Cut it into any shape or size. It costs about $5.00 at an LBS
Just go to a local print shop and get a blank vinyl stickerrussw19
Jan 26, 2004 6:12 PM
They can custom cut it to anysize you need and give you 3mm vinyl for about $1.75 works perfectly. They thing I also use is clear vinyl hockey stick tape. It's pretty thick to stand up to taping sticks and shinpads up. It's cheap, and also works well for taping things like computer wires to the inside of your forks (I hate zipties.)

Just a slightly cheaper option than the tire boot, but that will work very well too. On the subject of tire boots, I just use a $1 bill instead of those Park ones... they are cheaper and stronger, and have that "bling-bling" factor for the kids.

re: question about carboncatchphrase
Jan 26, 2004 2:54 PM
Hey thanks,

yah it is in the BB area, it looks like the clear coat is marked on the CF but not into the carbon itself, thanks for the advice and link.
Another great reason to buy Ti frames :) (nm)Kerry Irons
Jan 26, 2004 4:25 PM