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    Scalpel 2012 | Frame Varnish Problem

    Hi,
    I've just received a new Scalpel 2012 (26) frame and when I was protected it with Bike Shield, I needed to remove a piece and what happened is that a little piece of varnish as grabbed to the Bike Shield

    Has something like this happened to someone ?

    Now I'm waiting an answer from my LBS (they contacted Cannondale Europe), cause I want know if I can use/activate the warranty in this case, because this isn't normal! There is something with the varnish layer! This is a new frame and I haven't used or mounted anything on it yet!

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    I'll be waiting for yours inputs! Thanks!
    César
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    I haven't seen that before. Hopefully they will take care of you. I know i'd be dissapointed.

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    I have a few similar small spots near one of the rear drop outs. In my case they are not from applying or taking off a film, but were there from the start. I decided to ignore them because they are so minimal and I'm sure I'll do worse damage through ridding.

    By the look of your pics and how the varnish came off, I'd also be contacting cannondale about it. Keep us posted.

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    Same thing happened to me with a Lapierre but never bothered to ask,sold the bike shortly after.
    I don't think it's something you should be worried about,maybe cover it up again.
    If Cannondale deal with paint jobs the same way Specialized does then there's not much you can do about it. And if you're not the original owner then forget about it.
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    Scalpel 2012 | Frame Varnish Problem

    I'll be waiting a answer from them...I'm the original owner and this is a new frame... In another forum a guy with a Bianchi happened the same and the frame it was replaced...I'll waiting for good news from Cannondale!

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    So Bike Shield is a protective tape that was added later on and is not the film that already comes supplied by Cannondale? It seems for all the friction based protective films used for smart phone screens there wouldn't be a need of any strong adhesives that would pull off clear coat.

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    Reminds me of those who put plastic hood protectors on their cars, they end up doing more damage than rocks do...

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    Scalpel 2012 | Frame Varnish Problem

    It' s right If I know it I haven't put anything to protect the frame....

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