Newbie - with a carbon Anthem Advanced

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SeahamPaul
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Newbie - with a carbon Anthem Advanced

Postby SeahamPaul » Sat Nov 16, 2013 16:18 pm

After buying a 2008 Anthem Advanced from ebay (yeah - risky!!), I've followed the Bikeradar guide to checking the frame with a torch and very bright light.

I cannot find any of the usual issues, but some of the 'skin' seems to have 'peeled' especially under the BB. There's also some marks near to where the metal chainstay fits, together with one or two other blemishs.

I've uploaded some phones to http://www.pinkbike.com/u/seahampaul/album/Carbon-Anthem-Advanced/ which I'll try and insert below..

I would appreciate any help in the best forward if these are concerns - you're the experts...

Cheers, Paul

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2009 Giant Anthem X (wip)
2007 Giant Anthem Advanced 1 (w/o)
2008 Mongoose Otero Elite
2010 Mongoose Tyax Elite (gone)
2008 GT Aggressor 3 (gone)

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Re: Newbie - with a carbon Anthem Advanced

Postby supersonic » Sat Nov 16, 2013 17:18 pm

There is a lot of chipping, may just be cosmetic. Clean up and cover in helitape.

SeahamPaul
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Re: Newbie - with a carbon Anthem Advanced

Postby SeahamPaul » Sat Nov 16, 2013 21:08 pm

Thanks for the reassurance, Supersonic.

Clean up and cover in helitape.

MucOff & Paragon tapes ? Also read somewhere about using clear nail varnish ?

2009 Giant Anthem X (wip)
2007 Giant Anthem Advanced 1 (w/o)
2008 Mongoose Otero Elite
2010 Mongoose Tyax Elite (gone)
2008 GT Aggressor 3 (gone)

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Re: Newbie - with a carbon Anthem Advanced

Postby miceden » Sun Nov 17, 2013 16:19 pm

It looks cosmetic... Get some very fine sandpaper and sand down the affected areas so they are smooth to the touch, ie so you can't feel the ridge where the lacquer has chipped off... Clean with methylated spirit, leave to dry and spray a clear lacquer on. You can do the entire frame using this method. Either way don't sand down to far, you don't want to break the cf fibres

SeahamPaul
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Re: Newbie - with a carbon Anthem Advanced

Postby SeahamPaul » Tue Nov 19, 2013 14:43 pm

Thanks Miceden - will do.

2009 Giant Anthem X (wip)
2007 Giant Anthem Advanced 1 (w/o)
2008 Mongoose Otero Elite
2010 Mongoose Tyax Elite (gone)
2008 GT Aggressor 3 (gone)


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