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Carbon frame Chip

Old 03-12-17, 06:40 PM
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Carbon frame Chip

I noticed a chip on my carbon frame where my crank is. Would clear nail polish work on this type of damage?
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Old 03-13-17, 11:01 AM
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A dab of nail polish or auto paint would be better as nail polish solvents (acetone) might have an effect on carbon frames. If the frame is steel or aluminum, then nail polish is good.
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Originally Posted by berner
A dab of nail polish or auto paint would be better as nail polish solvents (acetone) might have an effect on carbon frames. If the frame is steel or aluminum, then nail polish is good.

Wut? The OP is asking if clear nail polish, not polish remover, would be o.k.
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That frame is toast. Send it to me and I will dispose of it properly for you. Or, IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE, you can just apply anything you can find to color-match the spot. Nail polish works fine if you don't have paint that's specifically formulated for plastic. If you want, you can cover the area afterwards with some polyurethane varnish -- less likely to chip the next time the chain comes off the inside.
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That is nothing. You should see the underside of my carbon trail bike. Since the frame appears to be black, you would probably have a good chance with Testors enamel model paint (from any hobby store or online). I would only recommend this with black frames, as trying to color match and even getting close usually makes it look worse. Make sure to factor in flat vs gloss.
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Awesome, thanks for the input! I used clear polish and put a little carbon sticker I had laying around not even noticeable!
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I used Sharpie paint markers to cover my cf paint chips.
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