Carbon Bike (Matte) Paint Chip

MazPt Posts: 11
edited July 2018 in Workshop
Hi all,

I got myself a new bike this week (Trek Emonda SLR - Project one with a matte paint). I only took it for one ride and I already noticed this damage to the paint. If it's just purely cosmetic I don't care much about it, but I'm not sure if I should be concerned. Do I just add some clear nail polish? Can water damage the carbon fiber underneath it?



  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    Leave it.

    Maybe get some clear tape to put under the cables to stop then scratching the paint.
  • orlok
    orlok Posts: 89
    I did go back to the seller because a new bike have guaranty also on the (matte) paint.
    There will be always a moment of tailwind.Pinarello F8/10 - Ultegra 8000 Di2 - Carbonspeed C50 UST - Tubeless
  • lesfirth
    lesfirth Posts: 1,382
    Leave the chip but do not rely in that spiral stuff to prevent cable rub. Put some clear helicopter tape on the frame.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,237
    Christ... :roll: :|
    left the forum March 2023