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Paint chip repairs

chatlowchatlow Posts: 843
edited October 2018 in Workshop
Hi my brand new giant propel jumped about in the cycle carrier on my car and somehow managed to rub and chip some paint where the UCI logo is on the seat tube. Only a small half centimetre section but is it likely that this could be repaired?

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  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 636
    Touch up pen from motor factors and then a sticker?
    Dave
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    of course it can be repaired - why do you think not?

    nail varnish
    paint as above
    touch up pen from halfords
    airfix as beloved by model makers
    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.
  • chatlowchatlow Posts: 843
    the UCI logo is painted on so my attempts to touch up would make it look worse than before. Unless I can just fix up the chipped bit and add a UCI sticker over it instead.
  • craigus89craigus89 Posts: 887
    Half a centimetre?

    It's a bike, just ride it.
  • chatlowchatlow Posts: 843
    i have to sell it soon, and I bet there will be people put off by it that's why I'm looking at options
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    chatlow wrote:
    the UCI logo is painted on so my attempts to touch up would make it look worse than before. Unless I can just fix up the chipped bit and add a UCI sticker over it instead.

    thats an option

    or just leave it and be honest. or jyst touch it up.

    your call.

    either way, in the nicest possible way, its a second hand Giant, so a chip that small won't really put prospective buyers off that much.
    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.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Get another UCI sticker made up by a decal shop ?
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    Sell it on eBay as perfect then laugh as they over obsess about a censored commodity bike
  • chatlowchatlow Posts: 843
    Almost bought a similar UCI sticker then found some funny ones that I prefer ha

    Sell it on eBay as perfect then laugh as they over obsess about a censored commodity bike

    yeah totally :roll:
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If I was considering buying a used bike, an unblemished UCI sticker would be a long way down my list of things to check. In fact I doubt it would make the list.

    Is it the right size?
    Is it stolen? - Any proof of purchase / other proof of ownership?
    Has it been crashed / damaged / repaired?
    Does everything work?
    Can I pay cash and take it away now?

    What do the comedy stickers look like?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    personally I'd see thefake ebay uci sticker and immediately think that the bloke is a bodger and has no real clue about bikes and walk away.
    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.
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