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Touching up paint from Trek seatpost

Old 06-09-21, 09:50 PM
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Touching up paint from Trek seatpost

I have a new domane and they come with painted seat posts. I know they look good, but I adjusted my seat and now you see a pretty big scratch. The dealer adjusted it too low and I raised the seatpost.

Trek says they don't provide touch up paint.

Any alternative solutions? Is a project one matte alpine blue color.
Any ideas what could I do to repair it?

Not the end of the world, but If I could make it look better, why not...
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Old 06-10-21, 12:46 AM
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You could go to a shop with automotive section, if they have touch up paints for car bodies. Not in spray but those little bottles with a tiny brush in the bottle cap. You may have to judge which color comes close to your bike post and do just very local masking the scratch with it, so it doesn't catch the eye. Probably will come out better even if you don't get perfect color match.
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Originally Posted by dvai View Post
Trek says they don't provide touch up paint.

Any alternative solutions? Is a project one matte alpine blue color.
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Why the heck wouldn't Trek provide this? And it's for a Project One they sold you?
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Why the heck wouldn't Trek provide this? And it's for a Project One they sold you?
Because it's a bicycle and they get scratched.

Providing dozens of custom paints it a labor intensive process. Paint also has a shelf life so they'd probably toss 75% of it in the trash.

My Trek Project One is Dnister Black, so i use a black Sharpie.

Take the seatmast to a large nail salon and see if they have something that is close.
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MAybe I can try a blue sharpie?

Sorry, but Trek should do better in terms of design. They can't expect to be able to set the post ONCE and then just have it all scratched.
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Lots of varieties and usually not too much money. The store may or may not appreciate you taking your bike into the nail polish aisle to get in-person comparisons.
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Because it's a bicycle and they get scratched.

Providing dozens of custom paints it a labor intensive process. Paint also has a shelf life so they'd probably toss 75% of it in the trash.

My Trek Project One is Dnister Black, so i use a black Sharpie.

Take the seatmast to a large nail salon and see if they have something that is close.
Disagree. Ship a Testor's size bottle of the paint with each bike. Testor's charges less than $3. Trek could afford this especially with project one pricing.
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Disagree. Ship a Testor's size bottle of the paint with each bike. Testor's charges less than $3. Trek could afford this especially with project one pricing.
A touch up pen would be a lot more convenient.

Car dealers charge around $20 for one.
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MAybe I can try a blue sharpie?

Sorry, but Trek should do better in terms of design. They can't expect to be able to set the post ONCE and then just have it all scratched.
I've removed mine a number of times and never had a visible scratch.
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Thats nice. Maybe the dealer screwed mine when assembled. Do you use carbon grip? That may also scratch it.
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Thats nice. Maybe the dealer screwed mine when assembled. Do you use carbon grip? That may also scratch it.
Yes... don't need it slipping.
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