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Old 09-29-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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Refurbished Carbon Fiber

Well my carbon fiber pieces have been looking rather dismal as of late. I figured what the and wet sanded them. A little elbow grease, some 400 grit, and some clear spray enamel does a lot of good:

Bike003 1

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I'm impressed as all get out. The pictures don't really do justice. The clearcoat was not dry in the pics because someone came by and picked it up and put a big fingerprint on it and I had to touch it up. Don't scrap that carbon fiber folks. It can be saved!!!
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so you all are just as slow as we are... huh? lol....
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wow. looks much better. i need to do this to my exhaust.
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Hey Phydeaux. Where the pics go homie. Mind posting up a helpful guide? Want to revamp my exhaust soon.
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wonder how ling the clear coat will last.
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i think how long it lasts really depends on how well you take care of it.
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or the kind of clearcoat... spray can clears are really thin and not very hard
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or the kind of clearcoat... spray can clears are really thin and not very hard
i actually sent tony a pm to see how much they would charge to professionally clear my yoshi. i figured the canned clear would really just be a bandaid.
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umm all i see is a stripped down fifty (i think)
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you has not the reads. i just asked him what happened to the pics they be gone.
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Sorry, I think I moved them to another album. Let me see what I can do.
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The pics are gone, no idea what PB has done with them. Basically take some 200 - 400 grit sandpaper, wet it, and rub like . When you think it's good and sanded give it another 15 minutes. Wash with MILD soap and water and dry completely. Rattle can the piece(s) with clear enamel. I put several light coats and it worked pretty good for a while. They have since gone back to nasty from what I believe is cheap clear enamel. When I have a gob of extra money or someone is feeling generous I'll get them done right. In the meantime $20 for 6mo. of good lookin' carbon fiber will have to do.

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The pics are gone, no idea what PB has done with them. Basically take some 200 - 400 grit sandpaper, wet it, and rub like . When you think it's good and sanded give it another 15 minutes. Wash with MILD soap and water and dry completely. Rattle can the piece(s) with clear enamel. I put several light coats and it worked pretty good for a while. They have since gone back to nasty from what I believe is cheap clear enamel. When I have a gob of extra money or someone is feeling generous I'll get them done right. In the meantime $20 for 6mo. of good lookin' carbon fiber will have to do.

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LOL. What was I supposed to burn for you? I am very forgetful.
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Ok I gotsta question:

Jeff cleaned down the clearcoat and resprayed. What if the clearcoat is what was faded? Could you use a finer sand paper to prevent damage to the carbonfiber weaves(asthetics.) The epoxy would still be on the CF under the clear. Or is clear not used on the mufflers due to temperature?
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my 2bros looks satin. maybe they use a different sheen for mufflers. 2bros warns to change packing everyonce in a while so many miles or something. they will change color. why? temp but why as far as clear turning color or the actual weave turning color.??????
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Ok I gotsta question:

Jeff cleaned down the clearcoat and resprayed. What if the clearcoat is what was faded? Could you use a finer sand paper to prevent damage to the carbonfiber weaves(asthetics.) The epoxy would still be on the CF under the clear. Or is clear not used on the mufflers due to temperature?
I don't think we were talking about sanding down the actual CF. The whole idea was to sand down the clear and reapply. My exhaust has a clear on it. More like a milky yellow/clear now.
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