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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 12:48 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Sexy negligee for Sophia :-)

The Ducati equivilent to Victoria's Secret is carbon fiber.

SO I treated Sophia to a beautiful carbon fiber hugger/inner fender/chainguard, heelguards, and sprocket cover.

My question is can my DP carbon fiber exhaust and clutch cover be clearcoated in glossy to match? They are currently satin.





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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 12:54 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Molto Belle! Is it wrong to lust after another mans mistress?
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 12:59 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Couldn't see why not,here's a link to refreshing them,
How-To Polish and Care for Carbon Fiber? | Ask a Pro Blog
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 1:26 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Couldn't see why not,here's a link to refreshing them,
How-To Polish and Care for Carbon Fiber? | Ask a Pro Blog
I just wonder about the clearcoat holding up to the heat.

The pipes and clutch cover look great, I'm sure I'll just leave them as is, but I was wondering. Good reference, that blog!
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Molto Belle! Is it wrong to lust after another mans mistress?
One of the countless advantages bikes have (even Ducatis) over women is that it is indeed OK to lust after or even ride another person's bike.

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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 1:39 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Why not just re-sleeve the cans with Carbon , it is reasonably easy and not that expensive.
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Old Oct 4th, 2013, 6:42 am   #8 (permalink)
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As long as the packing material is in good shape inside the cans, the carbon sleeves don't get that hot really. You could have them clear coated. Before you try to refinish them, give some metal polish a try. I used to use Simichrome polish, or the Honda - brand equivalent on my carbon pipes. I doubt they will get as glossy as the new hugger, but they come out pretty nice with some elbow grease. Don't forget the connector pipes too. They look nice buffed out. The current set I have (Ti FBF/Sil Motos) needed the connectors cleaned up with 1000 grit wet/dry paper first, then some metal polish. Good to go, and low maintenance keeping the clean after.
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The DP pipes are a satin finished CF.

I did notice they don't get hot, plus I figure there are high temp resistant clearcoat finishes availabe.

I'll most likely just enjoy it as is, but maybe someday my OCD will get the better of me. It happens...
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The DP pipes are a satin finished CF.

I did notice they don't get hot, plus I figure there are high temp resistant clearcoat finishes availabe.

I'll most likely just enjoy it as is, but maybe someday my OCD will get the better of me. It happens...
That's part of the beauty of carbon fiber - very little heat retention. You could cook a roast in the panniers with the steel cans under them.
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