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What are all the top dogs opinion on this - THAT MEANS YOU.

I don't think I would sand a seatpost but what about handlebars to remove the decals, paint and varnish. Is that all right or niestch neisht.
 

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I would err on the side of caution with this, personally. I don't like trips to the dentist or plastic sugeon very much at all. Maybe this is a question best left for the professionals- a carbon framebuilder maybe? Funny you mention it though. I had a dream recently about a decal/logo and otherwise unadorned bike and it looked so cool and clean. Very unlike my bigtop Voodoo build. This will be my next project. I am a not well man.
 

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er yes and no!!!

Carbon is a funny thing depending on how it was made.
Some very lightweight parts have few layers of carbon sanding the outer layer can remove some of the structural carbon so you are heading for disaster

A frame on the other hand may have thick lacquer on it so its not so bad.

I would say no 90% of the time
 

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compositepro said:
er yes and no!!!

Carbon is a funny thing depending on how it was made.
Some very lightweight parts have few layers of carbon sanding the outer layer can remove some of the structural carbon so you are heading for disaster

A frame on the other hand may have thick lacquer on it so its not so bad.

I would say no 90% of the time
I guess what motivates me partially is that so often there is a "cosmetic" layer of cf that provides no structural purpose but perhaps that is on larger parts and who knows how different individual parts are designed by dif. manf..
 

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Cosmetic layers exist on cheaper thicker parts

As composite parts get lighter they become a structural part of the laminate.

To the point that if the part is demoulded and lightly sanded from manufacture to remove tool marks and blemishes thats pretty much as far as you can go.
 
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