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Paint job question(2 posts)

Paint job questionkac
May 17, 2003 6:15 AM
I have a Klein Quantum Race that's been in storage for the last month or so. Unfortunately I also have a Topeak frame pump that was still attached to my top tube. The bike was stored at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

My problem is that now I have a nice brownish grey ring around my top tube where the frame pump was attached. It looks like the rubber attachment permanently stained my paint job. I have the Klein silver cloud paint job (silver fading to white), so the stain is very visible.

Has anyone ever heard of this happening? I doubt there's anything I can do, but I'm open to suggestions. The pump is only about 2 years old, and all looks to be in good condition.

On the bright side, I don't see the stain as long as my pump is attached.
Nonsense!! Try this...Lone Gunman
May 18, 2003 5:52 PM
Have you tried automotive rubbing compound? I manage an Auto Dealership detail shop, my guys can remove some fairly serious looking paint defects with compound, give it a shot. Worse comes to worse, put a little paint thinner on a rag and try working at it that way.