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samfailedsamfailed Posts: 75
edited 24 May in Workshop
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,102
    Slap on clear varnish

    Ride

    Job jobbed

    #itsfine
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,271
    If its dangerous you should notice cracks radiating out, nail varnish and monitor. You would be surprised how much filler / resin is used to fill dints and holes in on forks and frames before there painted. Didn't anyone ever tell you water melts carbon fibre, never take it out in the rain. EVER. Seriously you will be ok, if you want peace of mind either post a pic on here or loads of repair people about to advice. Water normally only gives issues if present when carbon fibre is being manufactured.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • joe2019joe2019 Posts: 1,114
    The people who manufacture luxury yachts from carbon fibre have a lot to learn from cyclists who are worried about 'water ingress'. ;)
  • osmosis in fibreglass yachts can be quite a problem. I'm not yet aware of any problems with carbon fibre yachts in that respect
  • joe2019 said:

    The people who manufacture luxury yachts from carbon fibre have a lot to learn from cyclists who are worried about 'water ingress'. ;)

    Tell that to the Vendee teams - notably the PRB boat which folded in half AFTER 200kg of reinforcing carbon was added
  • joe2019joe2019 Posts: 1,114
    edited December 2020

    joe2019 said:

    The people who manufacture luxury yachts from carbon fibre have a lot to learn from cyclists who are worried about 'water ingress'. ;)

    Tell that to the Vendee teams - notably the PRB boat which folded in half AFTER 200kg of reinforcing carbon was added

    Let's hope the OP isn't planning on adding 200kg of reinforcing carbon to shore up his fork then.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,523
    I'll ask this question again. How is it that you're worried about a small chip or scratch in carbon fiber yet find the courage to ride carbon bikes, wheels, and components?
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