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scratched paint cover-up?(5 posts)

scratched paint cover-up?ryanryanoceros
Dec 25, 2002 8:06 AM
So I've got a big ol' scratch on one of my chainstays. I'm more concerned about covering up the exposed metal than about cosmetic perfection. I heard somewhere that nail polish was a safe fix. Can someone confirm this before I do something stupid?
clear nail polish will work..DINOSAUR
Dec 25, 2002 8:37 AM
Nail polish will work. I tried matching the paint on my frame but it would not adhere as I have a clear coat. You can also buy tape that is specifically made for chain stays. On my old bike I just used electrical tape that matches the paint job.
Model paint works, tooretro
Dec 26, 2002 7:58 AM
You can match almost any color in nail polish if you go to a big drugstore near a junior high school, and that works fine. Also, Testor's model paint (hobby stores & some supermarkets) is cheap, tough and comes in a range of colors. The couple of dozen colors you see in most places is only a fraction of what they really make.
Also, car touch up paint.Kerry
Dec 26, 2002 6:08 PM
Available in so many colors you can't imagine at any car parts store.
Also, color nail polish. And fun to buy for you boys too (nm)micha
Dec 28, 2002 5:46 PM