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Offline Turtleossie

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Scratch repair
« on: May 27, 2017, 07:57:28 »
Hello, what are people's opinions of this, could the scratch be repaired?
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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 07:58:51 »
If so, what methods would people employ?
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Offline Witches70

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 08:54:40 »
Oh dear  :shock:
How did that happen  :shrug:, it doesn't look too bad though,
All bikes carry scratches, that's part and parcel of biking.
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Offline Rich:-)

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 10:28:08 »
Yes it could but it'd be a lot of work, made lots easier if you can remove the end cap, and maybe have a bench polisher but that isn't needed.
Don't be tempted to just "give it a rub" with some cutting compound or you'll just a get a shiny patch that will highlight it further. It you start to cut/polish it you'll likely have to all the visible areas so it blends in.

The normal way of dealing with that would be to cut back with sandpaper (then wet & dry) until the scratch has gone and then resurface to the desired finish.
I'd just learn to live with it, maybe keep an eye on fleabay for a replacement.

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Re: Scratch repair
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 10:53:08 »
It's part of a project bike I have my eye on, I've not bought it yet, just one of the many jobs I'm trying to gauge before/if I take it on.

Thanks so far.
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