Bicycle Mechanics - What dod you do when your clear coat peels?
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10-27-07, 10:46 AM
I have read about patching chips in the clearcoat with nail polish, wet sanding bad spots and re-applying, but what are your options when several areas seem to start "peeling" up. It is almost like you could unpeel the entire tube. Is there a stopgap solution. Should you look for good bumper stickers until you repaint or re-clearcoat the whole frame?
Any body have any Thoughts.
ps A few pics attached
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10-27-07, 10:49 AM
I've never had it happen but I expect the only way to handle it is to strip the frame and start over. The underlying paint must have been contaminated so the clear coat didn't adhere properly.
10-27-07, 12:54 PM
One word. Powdercoat.
Before you give up entirely get a rattlecan of clear - I've used Krylon - and try spraying it. It's amazing what clear can do sometimes to clear up problems easily. It's worth a shot for $4. Clean the surface as well as you can. I've even used 000 steel wool (carefully) on the edges and had good results.
10-27-07, 06:26 PM
They waited WAY too long between color paint and clear. If the color dries completely before the clear is shot, there's no chemical bond.,,,,BD
10-30-07, 11:33 AM
Thanks for the comments. I think they screwed up, as people have said, since there are spider cracks in many places on the clear coat.
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