Any tips for touching up paint on carbon fibre?

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Howzat
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Any tips for touching up paint on carbon fibre?

Postby Howzat » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:50 pm

My Trek Madone got a few unsightly scratches last week on the top bar and the head bar while being transported, taking it from "pristine" to "well used" condition in a few minutes. Sigh :( .

I've put enamel on an Alu frame successfully last year, but carbon is new to me - not sure if it makes a difference. Is there anything special about carbon fibre to know before I try to touch up the paint? Or should I let it go?

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Re: Any tips for touching up paint on carbon fibre?

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:52 pm

I'd just use clear nail polish to seal it. I think that looks better than a bad colour match.

Once its chipped up bad enough send it to paint my bike or similar for a re-spray.
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Re: Any tips for touching up paint on carbon fibre?

Postby RonK » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:19 pm

Use an automotive touchup pen - Supercheap have them in lots of colours.
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