Chipped paint work

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Rustybucket, 3 Mar 2018.

  1. Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Über Member

    Location:
    Staines
    0DBEA386-D881-4BAB-BD54-786DB14E88E2.jpeg could someone please reassure me that this is only chipped paint and not damage to the carbon frame? Dropped my lock against it! So annoyed!

    Thanks
     
  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Bit difficult to tell from the low res pic but should be just cosmetic. Question is how do you repair it so it won't be too obvious?
     
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  3. OP
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    Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Über Member

    Location:
    Staines
    CC9D78DB-7427-4CE9-BB41-C32D124FB7E2.jpeg
    Started to touch it up, not fussed it doesn’t look great, just to protect it! Needs a few layers!

    Really hope it’s just cosmetic
     
  4. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Use a cocktail stick to precision apply the paint into the chip.
     
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  5. OP
    OP
    Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Über Member

    Location:
    Staines
    Good tip, wish I knew that before I started
     
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  6. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Drago beat me too it, failing that a Qtip cut to a sharp point which is what I prefer as you can carry a tad more paint.
     
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  7. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 62 & 20% through Decade 7. Yikes! Moderator

    You'll build it up a lot faster with some high-build primer before the top coat.

    A small twist of kitchen towel works the same as a cocktail stick too - tip from a local car bodyshop.
     
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  8. OP
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    Rustybucket

    Rustybucket Über Member

    Location:
    Staines
    I’m still so annoyed! It had to happen to my best bike! :cursing::cursing::cursing:
     
  9. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    I think if you fill the indentation it will make it less noticeable. Go to a model shop and buy some ‘micro balloons’, it’s a powder you mix with two part epoxy to proved a filling compound. Carefully fill the dent until level and then if necessary use a very fine grade wet and dry to smooth the surface.
    Match the paint and try and find someone with an airbrush to paint it or if you can’t buy a cheap one yourself. You can get some cheap Chinese ones on eBay for about twenty quid.
     
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