Painting a carbon disc wheel?



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Basso

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So, does anyone have experience with painting carbon discs? I have a HED that I want to fill in some
of the dimples and have it painted ( I work in a frame shop)

Can this look good or will I ruin it? I understand that once carbon is painted, it's painted, but
right now the wheel looks like ****... Thanks! T

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Pretty sure most HED discs are fiberglass. Bondo? Don't sand through the fibers!

"Basso" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
> So, does anyone have experience with painting carbon discs? I have a HED that I want to fill in
> some of the dimples and have it painted ( I work in a frame shop)
>
> Can this look good or will I ruin it? I understand that once carbon is painted, it's painted, but
> right now the wheel looks like ****... Thanks! T
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> Washington email - [email protected] web - http://students.washington.edu/oldsven cell -
> (206) 351 5468
 
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Doug Milliken

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On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Basso wrote:

> So, does anyone have experience with painting carbon discs? I have a HED that I want to fill in
> some of the dimples and have it painted ( I work in a frame shop)
>
> Can this look good or will I ruin it? I understand that once carbon is painted, it's painted, but
> right now the wheel looks like ****... Thanks! T
>
>
> --
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> Troy A. Coleman Sustainable Resource Sciences College of Forest Resources University of
> Washington email - [email protected] web - http://students.washington.edu/oldsven cell -
> (206) 351 5468
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Mark Hickey

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[email protected] (dianne_1234) wrote:

>Pretty sure most HED discs are fiberglass. Bondo? Don't sand through the fibers!

Mine is carbon fiber - I think most are.

Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame

>"Basso" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
>> So, does anyone have experience with painting carbon discs? I have a HED that I want to fill in
>> some of the dimples and have it painted ( I work in a frame shop)
 
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A Muzi

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"Basso" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> So, does anyone have experience with painting carbon discs? I have a HED that I want to fill in
> some of the dimples and have it painted ( I work in
a
> frame shop)
>
> Can this look good or will I ruin it? I understand that once carbon is painted, it's painted, but
> right now the wheel looks like ****...

I painted six pairs of Aerospokes once. Wetsanded, used DuPont 30S primer-surfacer, wetsanded again
and a color coat of DuPont Lucite. Looked great and was a durable finish. Of course paint weight is
not negligible ( on airliners it is measured in tons. . . )

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Chris Zacho "Th

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Andrew, I think they need a little more paint on an airliner than you would need to coat a
bicycle wheel.

May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

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A Muzi

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"Chris Zacho "The Wheelman"" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Andrew, I think they need a little more paint on an airliner than you would need to coat a
> bicycle wheel.

That's true. But if you're painting an extralight disk you'll add several ounces of substrate after
flash. It is, as I wrote, not a negligible amount. That may affect his decision to paint a product
that cost quite a bit largely because it is a few ounces lighter.

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