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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:33 pm 
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it won't last long. it will fall out of the metal, its not paint.


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Dab it on with one cloth and wipe over with another as if you were grouting tiles?


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Come on then, share your secret! Both my stem and seatpost need to be done!


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MikeD wrote:
Dab it on with one cloth and wipe over with another as if you were grouting tiles?


^^ This is what my money is on.

I have had good luck in the past with nail varnish applied with the remainder being polished off on a set of Middleburns.

Agreed re the tipex it wont last ......


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Emulsion, a fine brush and a steady hand?


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Scratched the grime out with a paper clip?


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Coloured it in with a white marker?.


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acetone and a cotton ball.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:29 pm 
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The grime is not grime but bare metal if I remember correctly and is how they came. So bare steel. must be something to protect it, but didn't seem like it (as it was just like where the paint has come off)
The rest is I assume powder coat and the logo machined on later (this was 1992, CO2 laser might have done it, but I forget when they where first used for labelling this sort of thing.


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letmetalktomark wrote:
MikeD wrote:
Dab it on with one cloth and wipe over with another as if you were grouting tiles?


^^ This is what my money is on.

I have had good luck in the past with nail varnish applied with the remainder being polished off on a set of Middleburns.

Agreed re the tipex it wont last ......


Paint the tip-ex on, wait a couple of seconds then rub the excess off.

I'll probably do it a bit better later on.


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