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Old 05-06-10, 09:27 PM   #1
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Carbon fiber paint chip repair advice

I posted this in the cycling forum, but didn't get much of a response besides throw some fingernail polish on it... maybe that is the best advice - i don't know, so i thought i would try it here.

Looking for advice on the best fix for these chips - keeping aesthetics in mind.
I was wondering if touching them up with clear epoxy and sand smooth would be best or just go with fingernail polish? Or i should just leave them? Other suggestions?

anyone recommend a good epoxy for this type of repair (this is what i'm leaning towards)




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Old 05-13-10, 01:26 PM   #2
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Nicks and dings. I don't think the integrity of the frame is impaired. By any chance, is this on the chainstay, where the chain may have slapped the frame? There is such a thing as as a chainstay protector, which protects the chainstay from chainslap.

Nail Polish or Epoxy? Actually, you could mix Epoxy, and add a drop or two of colored nail polish, to match the color. You need some black and some blue, but I don't know what you are to do about the fade, white to blue. Epoxy would protect the carbon laminate. Of course, you could use "touch up" paint, or hobby (model airplane) paint , to tint the epoxy. It worked for me.

Here:
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&langId=-1&catalogId=10551&productId=1033566&cm_mmc=$(referrer)$-_--_-LIZARD%20SKINS-_-50-6559-NON-NON&CSE=GooglePS&mr:trackingCode=132ABC46-A681-DE11-B7F3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

I Googled "Chainstay Protector" for you. This one is leather, but you can get plastic too.
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That link doesn't work, sorry, try this:

http://www.google.com/products?q=bic...tay&hl=en&aq=f
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