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  1. #1
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    Frame paint repair

    Is this the right forum to ask about repairing a paint chip?
    If not, which is the right one.
    If so, I have a brand new Liv Intrigue carbon. Dinged the paint right through the clear protector tape. I have matching (!!) nail polish from the beauty salon, but am not sure how best to proceed. Take that section of frame tape off and then fill repair carefully with thin layers? Leave the tape on and fill it that way? Is there a better way?

    thanks for any help.

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    I think this this is a good forum, and I think that you're on the right path.

    Sometimes difficult to 'arm chair quarterback' a procedure from the computer, but generally speaking, I think that I would remove the clear protective tape, clean ding with alcohol, and begin applying the finger nail polish. I use the same thing on dings, but my experience is that it's a little thick and difficult to get smooth. But hey, it's a bike and this happens.

    Good luck!
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    Yes. Dings happen to my bike, but I don't bother touching them up. Other than cosmetics, there's no reason to.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    Yes. Dings happen to my bike, but I don't bother touching them up. Other than cosmetics, there's no reason to.
    Carbon? If it isnít through to the fibers, you dont have to do anything. If the color bugs you, just fill in. Id avoid removing tape if possible. Just that if you pull it up it might not stick back down nicely.

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