DIY carbon repair?

peanut1978
peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
edited March 2010 in Road beginners
A friend of mine has dropped a gas canister onto the top tube of his Madone 5.0.

Is there any product on the market that can be used to repair the laminate finish without having to put the bike into a shop for expensive repairing?

Many thanks

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  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    A friend - yeah right :wink:
    More problems but still living....
  • Wooliferkins
    Wooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    Are we talking a CO2 inflator cannister or a Calor Gas cannister? (Other propane gas providers are available) If the former then clear nail varnish will reseal the top coat but any more serious impact damage I wouls get properly repaired.
    Neil
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  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    Think i read on here nail varnish.....Try the 'workshop' section, loads o' clever bvggers over there.
  • peanut1978
    peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    lol

    It was a friend (only got a 1.7 here).

    Was looking to buy carbon, but his bike is a state after 2 years.

    It was one of his wifes diving canisters.
  • peanut1978
    peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    lol

    It was a friend (only got a 1.7 here).

    Was looking to buy carbon, but his bike is a state after 2 years.

    It was one of his wifes diving canisters.

    about 2cm2
  • Wooliferkins
    Wooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    I'd get that looked at in case of delamination.
    Neil
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  • peanut1978
    peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    there is exposed carbon and it isnt "smooth"
  • hammerite
    hammerite Posts: 3,408
    Have a look at this, may be helpful.... http://www.bedsroad.org/berita.php?view=detail&id=112
  • Wooliferkins
    Wooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    hammerite wrote:
    Have a look at this, may be helpful.... http://www.bedsroad.org/berita.php?view=detail&id=112

    Nice link. I come from the same background hence my reticence on the DIY route. He doesn't mention the month long composite material repair course he's done :)
    Neil
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  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Carbon is fine for bikes. My CF frame is 5 or 6 years old now and in great nick. I'd not advise dropping stuff on any frames though - its not going to be good.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    It may be worth contacting these guys http://www.carbonology.com/ for repair. Another option - a claim on household insurance, if he's got accidental damage cover?
    Cycling weakly
  • Dess1e
    Dess1e Posts: 239
    skyd0g wrote:
    It may be worth contacting these guys http://www.carbonology.com/ for repair. Another option - a claim on household insurance, if he's got accidental damage cover?

    Yep, I claimed after dropping a spirit level through my Ghibli disc wheel. Unrepairable so they sent a new one out. Spirit level was also beyond repair after my initial reaction though, didn't bother putting a claim in for that.

    Another company for repairs is fibreHQ.
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    the funny thing is if youve got an old heavy dog of a bike youll probably never drop anything near it. yet as soon as you get carbon you seem to become mr clumsy while trying to be extra careful. why is this.
  • Wooliferkins
    Wooliferkins Posts: 2,060
    rake wrote:
    the funny thing is if youve got an old heavy dog of a bike youll probably never drop anything near it. yet as soon as you get carbon you seem to become mr clumsy while trying to be extra careful. why is this.
    Sods Law
    Neil
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