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slipknot0129 02-24-10 06:54 PM

bike frame scratch
 
I found a scratch on my bike frame probably when I fell off my bike. I can see the metal. Will that make it rust? Should I just leave it alone or what?

caloso 02-24-10 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by slipknot0129 (Post 10447146)
I found a scratch on my bike frame probably when I fell off my bike. I can see the metal. Will that make it rust? Should I just leave it alone or what?

It'll only rust if it's steel. (Put some touch up paint or fingernail polish on it.)

RonH 02-24-10 07:04 PM

+1 on the fingernail polish. I found the perfect shade of red in the makeup section of Walgreen's for my Kona Jake. :)

slipknot0129 02-24-10 07:07 PM

Is the cannondale touring bike steel? It says the frame is caad.

c_m_shooter 02-24-10 07:09 PM

Your Cannondale is aluminum, so don't worry about it. If it bothers you, you can search for some fingernail polish like the above posters said.

ahsposo 02-24-10 07:20 PM

So, did you conquer the gravel road?

slipknot0129 02-24-10 11:11 PM

They graded the road so theres no more pot holes. I rode for a little bit and the ride felt alot better. Tomorrow I will ride the most I can.

nymtber 02-25-10 12:49 AM

for a super simple solution, clear nail polish will fill the scratch to keep out rust/corrosion and while the scratch will still show, it wont have ugly non-matching paint. But with all the colors out there, you can probably match it close :) get a fine paint brush instead of what comes with the nail polish though... they make TINY paint brushes!


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