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scpknees
03-21-2012, 11:35 AM
Hello,
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! :)

SCPKNEES

Ramjm_2000
03-21-2012, 11:49 AM
My favorite are the Cane Creek spacers, they are matte black "composite" vs. 12K carbon weave.

teleguy57
03-21-2012, 01:31 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.

foo_fighter
03-21-2012, 02:30 PM
Zipp has a spacer kit in matte UD.
Also Whisky parts sells individual matte UD spacers.

tv_vt
03-21-2012, 05:03 PM
Like he said - Scotchbrite. Or very very fine sandpaper?

rice rocket
03-21-2012, 11:41 PM
Just FYI, 4HS in the world of carbon (or well, the world of textiles) is a weave pattern.

http://www.fibreglast.com/images/uploads/167_438_large.jpg

Poor title wording on your part. :)

ultraman6970
03-22-2012, 01:18 AM
Sand the ones u have slightly with 2000 grit wet sand paper and there u have it, matte finish!

ctcyclistbob
03-22-2012, 10:12 AM
These are in matte black:
http://www.purelycustom.com/c-97-1-18-carbon-fibre-headset-spacers.aspx

Lots of other cool stuff on the site too.

echelon_john
03-22-2012, 10:17 AM
light sand, hit them with black rustoleum stove paint, voilaŚmatte finish! (that will withstand 900 degree heat! ; )