View Full Version : Any advice for painting carbon fiber?

07-01-2008, 10:03 AM
I bought a new Easton carbon fiber fork and I want to paint it. I realize this will probably void the warranty, but if done properly it shouldn't cause any problems. I was thinking of using a small airbrush from an r/c model shop, but maybe some of you have some suggestions on the type of paint and best method for a smooth consistent paint job. The few local bike painters I found had a long backlog of orders, so I want to do it myself. Does anyone have any experience or advice?

07-01-2008, 08:02 PM
In a word... DON'T!!!

If you want to change the appearance of your carbon fibre, use a vinyl sign making film, preferably retro-reflective, or clear if you want. After you have it covered with that, use a paint that will work with that material, then you can cover it with clear vinyl film to protect it.

This way you don't risk the resin reacting with the paint.

Rubberside Down!