View Full Version : looking 4 HS spacers in a mat finish

03-21-2012, 10:35 AM
I'm building up a new carbon frame that has a mat finish, hoping to find some headset spacers that are in the same finish, but I have yet to find any. everything i'm coming across has a gloss finish.
If anyone knows of what brand offers this I would love to hear from you.
Thank you! :)


03-21-2012, 10:49 AM
My favorite are the Cane Creek spacers, they are matte black "composite" vs. 12K carbon weave.

03-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Pretty easy to take any gloss finish and turn it into matte by using a Scotchbrite pad. I use green; just run around the spacer vs rubbing up and down and you'll take the gloss off the finish without touching the carbon. I also wet the pad as I go. Have done it with 3k and unidirectional carbon and it looks like a professional finish.

03-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Zipp has a spacer kit in matte UD.
Also Whisky parts sells individual matte UD spacers.

03-21-2012, 04:03 PM
Like he said - Scotchbrite. Or very very fine sandpaper?

rice rocket
03-21-2012, 10:41 PM
Just FYI, 4HS in the world of carbon (or well, the world of textiles) is a weave pattern.


Poor title wording on your part. :)

03-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Sand the ones u have slightly with 2000 grit wet sand paper and there u have it, matte finish!

03-22-2012, 09:12 AM
These are in matte black:

Lots of other cool stuff on the site too.

03-22-2012, 09:17 AM
light sand, hit them with black rustoleum stove paint, voilaŚmatte finish! (that will withstand 900 degree heat! ; )