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Old 04-10-06, 12:09 PM   #1
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dratted paint chips!

Hello from Virginia
I built up a bike as my wifes wedding present. It's a Vernon Barker 531 hybrid, and is very nice. One of the reasons it's very nice is that I got it resprayed from the less than fetching applegreen/met-purple it once was. But after a week or so of riding, I've noticed quite a few chips in the paint work.
How can I combat these chips? Is there a way of covering them? Can I make the reast of the paintwork more chip resistant?
So far as I am aware, the frame was stove enamelled. Is that kind of paint notorious for this, or is it possible that the paint forgot to lacquer it?
Thanks in advance for your help; maybe it will stop vexing me soon....
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You don't mention the time between painting and riding, but even oven-baked enamel paint is going to require some curing time before it reaches its final hardness. Chances are the paint will harden up after a few weeks. Try to be gentle...
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You don't mention the time between painting and riding, but even oven-baked enamel paint is going to require some curing time before it reaches its final hardness. Chances are the paint will harden up after a few weeks. Try to be gentle...

wilco seems to be getting better. there was about two weeks inbetween painting and riding (with a trip acorss the pond inbetween).
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Where are the chips? I use a piece of blue duct tape on the frame (the bike's blue) where the chain slaps. It also keeps it a *little* quieter.
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