XP Deus paint re-spray advice

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XP Deus paint re-spray advice

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My DEUS after 3 years is looking scratched and a bit worse for wear despite cleaning it after every outing. I was toying with the idea of pimping it up with a spray paint - what is best to use on carbon fibre and has anyone else re-sprayed their Deus?

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My thinking is that scratches are a bit like wrinkles, they tell a story ... been there, done that, found that. I love the scratches on my machine, just wish that there was alot more .. maybe I'll get out again sometime soon.
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I would leave it and call it patina :D

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I’m interested as my original one looks pretty bad with scratches ;))
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:)) A good suggestion which makes a lot of sense ::g ss47
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P.S. you asked about respraying carbon fibre but isn’t it aluminium?
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Anderson did a carbon fibre aftermarket shaft for the Deus for a while but I don't think it's available any more.

If you have one of these then flat it down with 1200 grade paper and apply a clear coat. After that you'll need to polish the clear coat for the best results. Plenty of videos on YouTube about refinishing carbon fibre.

However. If you have a standard sliding aluminium Deus shaft then it's not worth bothering as sprayed paint will come straight off - as well as making it impossible to slide. The original finish is powder coat, which you can get done in millions of colours but it'll wear off again.

I like the wear marks and scratches on my Deus. I'm thinking of carving a notch for every hammy.

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The aluminium sections can be powder coated,much better than spraying.Two friends of mine had theirs done couple of years ago and not a single scratch on them.

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Thank you everyone - food for thought whether I take the plunge and try it! ::g

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I am thinking that if you do a respray .. you may have trouble extracting and retracting the lower stem ... the lock mechanism is fiddly at the best of times, without introducing a shed load of new molecules. Hope this observation is helpful.
Some folk cover their stem from new .. so maybe that would be a preferable solution to doing a Madonna make-up job ... edit .. after the damage has been done, so to speak.
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Anodising?

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The original finish is anodised, not painted. You will struggle to get a finish as durable. :(
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Search for metal finishing companies that offer anodising in your local area and get a quote?

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Mine was scratched terrible so stripped the anodised finish off the aluminium back to bare metal and polished it. Looks loads better, did it with oven cleaner as I recall. Think powder coating would stop the section sliding through the handle locking mechanism.
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Detectski wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:16 pm
Search for metal finishing companies that offer anodising in your local area and get a quote?
Would also suggest considering buying a new stem set-up .. may be cheaper than gettin a bespoke adonisation?
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My Deus shafts are also showing signs of use but as others have said, just call it patina. At the end of the day it has no effect on detecting and that is what is most important.

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If it's just about looks why not get a set of protective sleeves to cover it ? Lot less hassle.

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Yes the sleeving might be a better idea as the sliding clearances are tight so you don't want to interfere with the ability to easily collapse the stems.

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Also seen polished XP deus shafts. (Blanked alu...)
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Powder coating is by far the best option,it doesn't scratch,as I mentioned a few posts earlier,and the stem fully retracts easily through the stem locking,not an expensive job either.

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jarrett wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:11 pm
I would leave it and call it patina :D
Yep, mine is looking very coppery these days :)) ::g

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Re: XP Deus paint re-spray advice

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i have seen a few where they have been dipped . camo ones look pretty awsome
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