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    Paint Scratch

    So Iíve been thinking about this for a while and wanted to post it but didnít, well here I go now. About two years ago I was at the trail head at the local riding spot in the fall it was below 0 in the mornings and my dropper post would not work. Luckily I was anticipating this moment and had my standard post with me. Next I started changing out the post. Having never worked with a dropper post I didnít know exactly what to do. After a few minutes and my hands starting to freeze from touching alloy I figured it out, but I was resting the dropper post on my frame while taking off the cable and scratched the frame in the process. My personally thoughts are I wish the finnish on my bike never got scratched. This is from a brief moment of not knowing how sensitive my frame paint is, and since that day have thought about upgrading to a carbon frame, so my question to those who care to chime in how do you feel when you scratch the finish of your bikes?

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    Itís a mountain bike. Itís going to get Dirty and scratched from the dirt or crashes. Scratches add character to bikes. My carbon epo is a sold red/black and scratch in color. Itís part of it. Doesnít concern me


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighguy29 View Post
    Itís a mountain bike. Itís going to get Dirty and scratched from the dirt or crashes. Scratches add character to bikes. My carbon epo is a sold red/black and scratch in color. Itís part of it. Doesnít concern me


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    Yep this!
    Ride it, scratch it, enjoy it.

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    Paint scratches happen...

    That being said a scratch on my fork annoyed me to the point that I powerbrushed it and repainted it matte black lol.

    Coincidentally scratches on the frame don't seem to bother me as much....logic!

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    My bikes are steel and powder coated so I don't worry about it too much. It's pretty cheap to get them re-powder coated if they get too beat up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner.989 View Post
    , so my question to those who care to chime in how do you feel when you scratch the finish of your bikes?
    I look at it and say "oh well"

    You must learn to be stronger than your OCD.

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    First thing I do when I buy a new bike? Put a scratch in it - that way I don't need to worry about it.

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    Its a bike, its going to get scratched... but I wrap all of my bikes in the 3M clear protection film. Doesn't take long to do and makes the bikes easier to clean.

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    It's a tool meant for some pretty hard use not a fashion accessory.

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    Did I read that right, two years ago?? If so your scratch has lasted longer than most of my bikes

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    Put a speed sticker on it. It doesn't matter if it's a part that you don't have and can't afford.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    I'm more into go then show, when I see a pretty bike that looks like it's in the show room I think what a shame. Scratches are like scars it's like shaking hands with a guy who has the grip and skin softness of a woman.

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    Get a Ti frame, buff out scratches.

    Wait, are you really worried about scratches or are you just messing with us?

    If you saw my legs, scratching a frame are the least of my worries.

    The scratches I worry about are the kind that leave you stranded, like brushing a boulder at speed and tearing up my derailleur or having a pedal strike so severe that I flip off the bike.

    My frame is one big scratch, looks just like my legs, but no blood or scabs

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    ď Wait, are you really worried about scratches or are you just messing with us?Ē

    No I was serious that kind of stuff bugs me I was just wondering how other people see it. I guess looking at other mind sets on similar situation. Thank for the replyís some very humorous ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner.989 View Post
    ď Wait, are you really worried about scratches or are you just messing with us?Ē

    No I was serious that kind of stuff bugs me I was just wondering how other people see it. I guess looking at other mind sets on similar situation. Thank for the replyís some very humorous ones.
    I used to worry about scratches, then I decided to highlight them. Every once in a while I go over my bike and paint every new scratch red. Now I think a scratched up dirt bike is a thing of beauty.

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    It's just a flesh wound!

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    That's BRILLIANT! My OCD is appeased

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Did I read that right, two years ago?? If so your scratch has lasted longer than most of my bikes
    Squirrel!

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    Now if we're talking about my van, those scratches really piss me off, esp if someone else made them!

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner.989 View Post
    ď Wait, are you really worried about scratches or are you just messing with us?Ē

    No I was serious that kind of stuff bugs me I was just wondering how other people see it. I guess looking at other mind sets on similar situation. Thank for the replyís some very humorous ones.

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    I had my bike one day and got nicks and scratches on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPunchCholla View Post
    I used to worry about scratches, then I decided to highlight them. Every once in a while I go over my bike and paint every new scratch red. Now I think a scratched up dirt bike is a thing of beauty.

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    I like it!

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