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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-20-03, 01:12 PM   #1
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A nick in my carbon fiber fork

I just noticed a nick in the finish on my carbon fork. How should i repair this? I was thinking of putting a thin layer of clear nail polish or something. I've heard that it's bad to keep carbon exposed to the air. The nick is like 3mm by 3mm.

Will nail polish damage it?
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Old 07-20-03, 01:35 PM   #2
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You can pickup clear coat at some Auto parts store that would work perfectly to cover that up.. I know branfordbike also carries a clear coat that you can use is around $6 for the bottle..
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Old 07-22-03, 01:10 PM   #3
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Sounds like it already is damaged.Screw it,replace it.
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Old 07-22-03, 01:15 PM   #4
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Well the nick is really really not deep. It's really not that big. I actually bought it used in this condition. I'm dumb.
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Old 07-22-03, 02:53 PM   #5
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Decent carbon forks for around 200?
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Old 07-22-03, 06:31 PM   #6
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Well, i paid 50 for mine, it's really not in bad shape, it's a kestrel ems fork. There's just that little nick. Lol i hope it doesn't break apart when i'm on a descent lol death.
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