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Touch up frame or not?

Old 02-07-09, 11:44 AM
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Touch up frame or not?

I have a 20 year old steel frame bike that I want to sell. The frame is in good shape but has the usual nicks and scratches from use.
Is it best to leave them alone or spend the time to do touch up?
I am not an expert painter but could do a decent job if I take the time.

Any thoughts?
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I would let the purchaser decide.
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If the bike does not have great collector value, I've been able to sell a touched up bike for more dollars that a chipped up bike.

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Ive touched up a few bike frames before with very good results but i agree to let the purchaser decide to do that or not. That way the frame is untouched original. I only touched up the bikes i have because i dont intend to sell them...that and i got an almost perfect match for the colors.
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Maybe not under two conditions:

-very fancy bike that just should not have anything less than perfect solutions to its problems
-a bike that has some value because of its original condition.

Otherwise, I would make a bike look and ride as good as possible to make the sale.

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