Clear coat on bike frames

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by JamLo21, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. JamLo21

    JamLo21 New Member

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    Hey folks-quick question. Ive noticed the clear coat on my frame is worn off in some places. Would you guys recommend putting clear nail polish over these areas as a quick-fix? Thanks!!
     
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  2. eric_the_red

    eric_the_red New Member

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    You are better getting a small bottle of clear coat touch up paint made for cars, any automotive supply store should carry it.
     
  3. JamLo21

    JamLo21 New Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  4. insmanblue

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    I would suggest to start off using a 1500 grit and finish off with 6000 grit sandpaper. It should have a cloth backing and use water when sanding. Wipe clean and then use spray lacquer to finish. I used this method on my Trek 5200 carbon nude with great results.
     
  5. Richard Tack

    Richard Tack New Member

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    If its wet/dry sandpaper you need to soak it, (the sandpaper) in water for 20 minutes prior to using. Cloth backing? Not neccessary if its wet/dry; it will look and feel like "paper."
     
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