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Old 03-08-07, 04:30 PM
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clearcoat repair

After doing a few searches, I haven't been able to find a solution to my problem. It seems that other posters have talked about using finger nail polish (with warnings about it eating away at other parts of the paint - depending upon type) to cover up a blemish.

However, the person I bought this frame from says that they put some sort of clear coat on it already. Regardless, what I'd like to be able to do is get the entire blemish to go away - it's annoying (although I'm sure I'll get used to it). Is there any way to make the clear coat the problem area and make it like new again? If not, how close can I get? I've read about sanding it down (which I guess I could do since it's only on the aluminum part), but would I then have crappy edges again?

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Hard to fix that to make it look as new. If you sand, the risk is that once you remove the clear-coat, the underlying brushed texture of the metal will be altered by the abrasive. Also, on one side, you risk damage to the "Team" graphics. It looks as if clear coat has been applied over a damaged & partly lifted original coating. One would have to remove everything from the damaged area, before the appearence could be restored with a new over-spray of clear.


The easiest thig to do is leave it as is - Which I know is not what you want to hear...

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you'll still want to protect those areas to prevent them from lifting any more, and for that, brush-on clear acrylic will work fine. won't look beautiful, but it will help preserve the current condition.

if i were to do it, i would build up the problem spots then prep the entire frame to accept an entire new clear coat.
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Originally Posted by Ed Holland

The easiest thig to do is leave it as is - Which I know is not what you want to hear...

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Yes, you're right. I was hoping I wouldn't hear that. But maybe I'll get used to it. Thanks much for the input.
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