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    Painting Over Scratches

    I've had my bike for about 8 months now, and have done a good job scratching segments of the frame. It's a bit much for my vanity, and I'm wondering where I should look for paint that I can use to make her purdy again.

    Some of my friends are telling me to use nail polish for the small stuff. Any reason not to do this? I can just imagine taking my bike into Macy's and asking the lady behind the counter to match the color of my frame.

    I've got a cobalt blue '06 Stumpjumper Comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half_man_half_scab
    I've had my bike for about 8 months now, and have done a good job scratching segments of the frame. It's a bit much for my vanity, and I'm wondering where I should look for paint that I can use to make her purdy again.

    Some of my friends are telling me to use nail polish for the small stuff. Any reason not to do this? I can just imagine taking my bike into Macy's and asking the lady behind the counter to match the color of my frame.

    I've got a cobalt blue '06 Stumpjumper Comp.
    I think a better way to go would be car touch up paint. Next time you in walmart grab a few bottles of touchup paint that look close. Keep the one thats closest and then paint away. Start small and finish up with high grit (1500 or 2000) sand paper. Once it starts to blend in polish it with car polish and you you should start to have a hard time finding the places you touched up.

    Good luck.
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