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Your assumptions are right on, the carbon fiber stays are definitely our biggest obstacle. They prevent you from being able to powder coat the aluminum, the risk of damaging the carbon fiber from heat in the process is too great. A professional in town should be able to properly mask the carbon fiber and sandblast or glass bead blast the aluminum. I believe ...


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You're better off not bothering - aluminum should be chemically stripped and carbon should be handled professionally from start to finish [and you need special primers and what not]. The problem with sand blasting is that particles can be embedded into the aluminum. Since you have an interface between the materials, it might be more trouble, or it might not ...


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In my efforts to restore a Vitus 979 frame, I found that a combination of coarse and then fine grain bronze wool will eliminate the oxidation and restore the finish of the aluminum. Follow up with Mothers Aluminum Polish. If the anodized portions contain oxidation and pitting, the bronze wool will finish it out but obviously the look will be less than ...



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