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Touch-up paint on a carbon frame?

Old 01-22-12, 01:58 PM
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Touch-up paint on a carbon frame?

Hi
Do you guys use touch-up paint on your carbon frames or leave as it?
I would need to get colours bright red and white.
Do you buy paint from the manufacturer or some other source?
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Old 01-22-12, 02:24 PM
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Leave as-is unless you're really a sissy about such things.
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Old 01-22-12, 02:31 PM
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I am a sissy according to megaopinion.
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To each his own.....
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I'm told you're supposed to cover up the scratches if they're deep. Otherwise the UV gets in and makes your bike explode. Without warning. Catastrophic failure! Alarmist phrase!
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I do it purely for aesthetics w/o regard to catastrophic failure.
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Try nail polish
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Old 01-23-12, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Dfarlow View Post
Try nail polish
That is not a bad idea at all. Thanks
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Old 01-23-12, 09:25 AM
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https://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in.../t-553345.html

I think I'm just going to leave it alone.

Moving on!
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If you decide again to do a touchup on the paint, whatever you use will leave a blob on the service. If you are a as bad as you claim about the looks of your bike, you may want to try a product call Langka. I use it on the custom paint on my show car and it actually does what they claim. And it isn't an expensive product and won't hurt the carbon fiber material.
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Old 01-23-12, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by John_V View Post
If you decide again to do a touchup on the paint, whatever you use will leave a blob on the service. If you are a as bad as you claim about the looks of your bike, you may want to try a product call Langka. I use it on the custom paint on my show car and it actually does what they claim. And it isn't an expensive product and won't hurt the carbon fiber material.
Thanks John, I'll keep this in mind.
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I have used nail polish in the past.

The last time I did it, I used clear nail polish - when removing the bottom bracken, a large chunk of paint was pulled off. I used the nail polish just to protect the area and to keep any more paint from chipping off.
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Old 02-01-12, 10:19 AM
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In the end, I touched up the frame in the three areas using nail polish (2 coats) and it looks great, can't even tell.
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it builds character...leave it
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Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
it builds character...leave it
Almost did, but the story is that i purchased this frame as a demo and it had slight stratches. Wanted to get that "new frame" feeling so I touched it up. And now, YES, it is new lol
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Cannondale makes touch up paint I believe. Find some with the same color and give it a try. Things like this bug me too, sucks being OCD sometimes.
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Originally Posted by zigmeister View Post
Cannondale makes touch up paint I believe. Find some with the same color and give it a try. Things like this bug me too, sucks being OCD sometimes.
Is that being OCD or OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cyclist)?
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