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    paint job

    Terrible, my bike sled down while being locked.
    Looks much worse in reality than on these pictures.
    Only way to fix this is with a complete paint-job, huh?
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    rattle can
    Keepin' it real, while keepin' it safe

    how are your nipples? pointy?

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    top tube protector would cover that up no problem XD

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    Is it just the top tube? If so, then I would wet dry sand it to smooth out the bumps in the paint & mask off the top tube. Then shoot it with some spray can primer and get a good rustoleum black to shoot it with after the primer dries. If you take your time, it should come out well enough. Do not apply the paint to thickly on each application.


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    Yeah, it's only the top tube. was thinking of a tube protector, too. but not really my thing.
    Gonna be a challenge to find the right color paint.

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    Being the top tube, I would not worry so much to find an exact match. You could do a alternate tone to accent the bike.
    A gray tone perhaps. Battleship gray? Just be sure to mask off the ends of the top tube so you make the transition clean.


    Tom

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    Just buy some black nail polish that matches, touch it up, and ride your bike. If you're locking up, it's bound to happen.
    // yummygooey

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    Good idea actually. Just wonder how clean that's gonna look if I do it by myself. Never painted anything.
    First have to sand off the entire top tube huh?

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    I will continue to lock up through my chainring and back tire.
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    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
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    I would rather rock macaframa than mash. I liked their movie better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
    I will continue to lock up through my chainring and back tire.
    This.

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    Never tried locking that way. Good idea

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    Look for auto touchup paint at a Pep Boys (or similar stores). Ask nicely if you can take your bike in to match the color with the bottles.

    Or, you can spray it with a can of "get over it"

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    leave it it adds character
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    i guess if you were really bored and high you might build something like this. i would choose masturbating. or eating doritos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calbob76 View Post
    leave it it adds character
    Cinellis don't need character.
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    You don't have to sand the entire surface bare, but you can feather the transistion between the scratch and the the paint so when you run your finger over it, you do not feel a ridge.


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    Ouch.... I bet a part of you died right there when that happened. I say touch up paint then wax and buff. OR alternatively, since it seems from your choice of a gazzeta you can have a professional do it professionally for you for $, you won't even remember that this happened.

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    i use nail polish on small-ish sizes of paints. touchup paint can be color-matched but it will always be slightly different than the original as the paint changes color ever so slightly in the sun.

    look around, see what kind of paint/touchup stuff is available near you. or, keep riding and wait untill your bike gets even more screwed up and go for a full powdercoat. i mean, you bought a cinelli, a powdercoat shouldn't hurt your wallet that much, right?

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    When you drop your baby, the best thing to do is cover it up.

    Take that bike to a grinder until it is just a pile of metal powder. No one has to know! (except us, and we dont talk)

    Or some of these other ideas are pretty good

    Seriously though, condolences. The good news is that the new paint only has to match well enough that we at bikeforums.net can't tell from a photograph (invest in a low quality camera). The only people that will know the difference are you and random pedestrians.

    Nuts to them i say!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    People who don't know how to lock up don't need Cinellis
    fixed.

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    Thanks. Stupid typo...the keys are like right next to each other.
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    "i mean, you bought a cinelli, a powdercoat shouldn't hurt your wallet that much, right? "
    It's not like it was a small expense, which is why this hurts.
    Even if I did go for a new paint-job, it would never be the original frame.
    oh no, it was such a hot bike...

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    I know it's a bike and that scratches, scrapes, dings, etc. happen pretty easily but if it was expensive and you're concerned with what it looks like (which you obviously are seeing that you're contemplating a paint job), it should be something you take care of a little better. I lock up to stuff all the time and my frame still looks brand new.

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    I can't tell, Is it all the way down to the metal? I'd hit it with a buffer first just to see how much is actually through the base coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I lock up to stuff all the time and my frame still looks brand new.
    Ditto. My frame becomes dirty of course, but there are no dents, scratches, or dings.

    I baby my bike, despite it being my daily lock up bike. ^_^
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    cause it's campy s/r pista fool.
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    I would rather rock macaframa than mash. I liked their movie better.

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