Forum home Road cycling forum Road general

Car lacquer on carbon?

moefoemilmoefoemil Posts: 254
edited January 2015 in Road general
Hi all,
My mates got a couple of stone chips on the underside of his down tube, one of them is quite deep but doesn't look to serious, would it be ok to touch up with a little dab of aerosol car lacquer or clear nail varnish? He just wants to seal it to stop it getting any worse (even though it probably won't get any worse). I just thought I'd check it out for him first as I know some things can damage carbon fibre.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers. Gaz
Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day


  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    It'll be fine.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • andcpandcp Posts: 645
    Stick 'helicopter' tape on the underside of the tube, otherwise have a look through here:
    "It must be true, it's on the internet" - Winston Churchill
  • moefoemilmoefoemil Posts: 254
    Thanks for the quick replies :D and for the link Andcp, exactly the type of thing I've been looking for.

    Cheers. Gaz
    Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day
  • My new bike arrives today, that will get the heli tape treatment on the under side
    PlanetX Pro Carbon
    Voodoo Bizango
  • This just reminded me to buy more helitape too.

Sign In or Register to comment.