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Old 06-16-08, 12:47 PM   #1
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How do I repair light scratches?

My bike had suffered some minor damage, mainly in the handle bars and top tube section, after after performing a bad wipeout in the rain. So, what would be some good ways to hide those scratch marks? I used a universal black touch up paint before but it resulted in a lighter shade than the bike's original color.
I've also heard good things about nail polish, and more prominently the clear coat.
Can anyone tell me the procedure for applying the nail polish + clear coat, or an alternative instead?
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BTW, the main reason I'm doing this is because I want to exchange my bike for a better one (still got 7 days), and have heard that some bike companies are very uptight about aesthetic damages
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Old 06-16-08, 01:09 PM   #2
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I'd say nail polish. That alone should be okay, no need for a clear coat over that.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:13 PM   #3
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My bike had suffered some minor damage, mainly in the handle bars and top tube section, after after performing a bad wipeout in the rain. So, what would be some good ways to hide those scratch marks? I used a universal black touch up paint before but it resulted in a lighter shade than the bike's original color.
I've also heard good things about nail polish, and more prominently the clear coat.
Can anyone tell me the procedure for applying the nail polish + clear coat, or an alternative instead?
Thanks

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BTW, the main reason I'm doing this is because I want to exchange my bike for a better one (still got 7 days), and have heard that some bike companies are very uptight about aesthetic damages
You mean you want to hide the scratches on a new bike you are going to return? Why would anyone in their right mind help you with your little scam? You bought it, crashed it, you damaged it, it's yours.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:23 PM   #4
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BTW, the main reason I'm doing this is because I want to exchange my bike for a better one (still got 7 days), and have heard that some bike companies are very uptight about aesthetic damages
Well yeah, they have to resell the dang thing.

Since yer asking, yer done for.

Go in, lie that u dropped a tool on it rather than a crash (if the scratches on other parts of the bike don't give u away), and hopefully by paying a small penalty (call it re-stocking fee), they give u a new bike.
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Old 06-16-08, 01:25 PM   #5
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Well yeah, they have to resell the dang thing.

Since yer asking, yer done for.

Go in, lie that u dropped a tool on it rather than a crash (if the scratches on other parts of the bike don't give u away), and hopefully by paying a small penalty (call it re-stocking fee), they give u a new bike.
Hopefully someone like you will end up with the crashed bike and not an honest person.
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What are you, a priest?
maybe you should call the bike store give them a warning of my presence.
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Old 06-17-08, 02:20 PM   #7
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What are you, a priest?
maybe you should call the bike store give them a warning of my presence.
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Do only priests not scam people?
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Heck, I'll assist with your subterfuge. Given my line of work and history, I'm not even in the same zip code as honest.

Get thee to a motorcycle dealership... Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha. (I don't believe H-D carries it) Ask for:

S100 Total Cycle Finish Restorer (A Smartparts product from BIS-Sole N.A., made in Germany) It looks like a tube of toothpaste, and will cost you a tenner.

It contains a mild abrasive and a pretty good polish. It works wonders as long as the scratches aren't all the way through the paint.

Follow the directions. Expect to do 10 -15 applications over a couple of days.

Oh... and it really does a nice job on alloy parts that have oxidized.


I predict... hopefully... that once you see how re-perfected your bike has become... that you'll decide to
keep it.
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Old 06-17-08, 11:32 PM   #9
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no you don't understand, i have wanted to return/exchange the bike long before crashing it in order to purchase the cannondale caad9 5
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What are you, a priest?
maybe you should call the bike store give them a warning of my presence.
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Actually, maybe we should. Your little deceitful plan will damage the bike shop and the next purchaser of the bike.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
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You have to be kidding. What a scam artist!! If you do get a new bike out of this deal I hope that on your first ride you crash so bad that you end up in the hospital and the bike is totaled!!
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no you don't understand, i have wanted to return/exchange the bike long before crashing it in order to purchase the cannondale caad9 5
No, YOU don't understand. We understand you all too well.
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You have to be kidding. What a scam artist!! If you do get a new bike out of this deal I hope that on your first ride you crash so bad that you end up in the hospital and the bike is totaled!!
A little much, but I DO hope it gets stolen. Lots of bikes get stolen in Vancouver...lots
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