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Old 17-10-2019, 11:55 AM   #1
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Carbon Repair, touch-up, mask?

Hi all.

Just got a 2nd hand Akra pipe for my bike, knowingly with some damage on it.

Photo attached hopefully shows the area of damage to the carbon.

Does anyone have any thoughts or advice on options to repair (carbon repair kit?), "touch-up" or just mask it a little so it's less obvious?

I can live with it not being 100%, but would like to make it less obvious to the eye.

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Old 17-10-2019, 11:58 AM   #2
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If it was mine I would try polishing to start with, that will likely make it less noticeable
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Old 17-10-2019, 12:22 PM   #3
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If it was mine I would try polishing to start with, that will likely make it less noticeable
Thanks for the quick reply Rian.
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YEp I think polishing would be a great start
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YEp I think polishing would be a great start
Cool, thanks Whizzer, will try that first.
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If it doesnt work there are specialist repair companies for CF.

Used them for McLarens and Porsches in the past. Results are generally very good. Would say, yours is fixable with cutting compound and polish, however do not under any circumstances get don to the weave.
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Looks like it may be down to the fibres themselves, so perhaps apply some clear coat from a touch up pen, wait a few days, and then sand back smooth to the surrounding area followed by a polish up ?
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