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Chipped paint

rob39rob39 Posts: 479
edited September 2016 in Workshop
Noticed where my pump sits under the top tube it's chipped away at the paint. Is it a simple light sand under coat/prime and top coat. Aluminium frame

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  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,746
    Is it in sight? If not, as it's an aluminium frame, I wouldn't spend too much time or effort on it. Just coat the chip with nail varnish and forget about it.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,029
    hope thats not a dig a less than worthy ally frames as compared to trashy slutty carbon ones...
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,746
    JGSI wrote:
    hope thats not a dig a less than worthy ally frames as compared to trashy slutty carbon ones...

    No no, no dig intended.
    Just saying if the chip is out of sight treating it by applying some nail varnish would suffice given that the chip won't have weakened the alloy.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,710
    I just use a paint pen from halfrauds.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • rob39rob39 Posts: 479
    No its under the top tube about an inch from the head tube but about 2 cm x 2 cm in size, frames a Dedacciai SC1 10A
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,710
    That's not a chip, that's a crater. Cover with varnish or similar to seal the edges and forget it's there. Or buy a new bike.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • I purchased a set of Testers paints from a hobby store. Several assorted colors, there should be one to match the bike.
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