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    Scratch repair on flat finish S-works frame

    I have a matte finish S-works frame that I put a small scratch in.
    Any way to buff it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootsie_cat View Post
    I have a matte finish S-works frame that I put a small scratch in.
    Any way to buff it out?
    Don't know about buffing it out, but here's an excerpt from Specs FAQ's:

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    Curious what is the best method for repairing (or making less visible) a small scratch on my matte carbon frame. The surface scratch can be felt by rubbing with my fingernail, and is only about 1/2" diameter and the shape of a circle. This was caused by a cable under my downtube rubbing on my Tarmac frame during transport with a bike rack.

    Stuart Mar 31, 2013 05:41AM PDT
    While you wait for Specialized to answer you, I suggest Testers or Tamiya model paint. You can find it at a local hobby shop. Check them out online. If you are really fussy, some high-end bike shops have a paint touch up guy or will point you in the right direction.

    Stuart Mar 31, 2013 06:05AM PDT
    Testors not Testers, mispelled it...need more java...

    Kyle Blomquist Apr 01, 2013 01:00PM PDT SPECIALIZED Agent
    Ryan,

    Stuart is absolutely correct on that. Model paint is a great option for DYI, otherwise certain shops are willing to help with a little touch-up paint for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    Stuart is absolutely correct on that. Model paint is a great option for DYI, otherwise certain shops are willing to help with a little touch-up paint for you.
    Second model paint. You can get it in flat finish and a few different colors to mix and get a really close match. And its cheap and pretty durable.

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    The model paint is a great idea. During my teen years I've been and avid modellist,get the Tamiya paint.

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