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I posted this in wrenching, but figured I would post it here too just in case somebody here has the answer but doesn't visit the wrenching forum.

Got my first chip in the clear on my Colnago Cristallo, and I am wondering if there is an easy way to fix it, or in the alternative, who can fix it and how much it would cost?

This thing is going to drive me crazy just like the small scuff I have on the top tube of my Arte. If I don't get it fixed, maybe I will stop thinking about it in a couple of years.
 

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Post a pic. If it's a real chip of clearcoat that's just gone, then you'll need to touch it up with something. You can get Testors clearcoat in the model car department at a toystore. Put that on, it'll probably be a bit bumpy, then wetsand it down with some 4-600 grit sandpaper to level it out to the surrounding area. Then use some plastic polish (at most autozone-type stores) to remove the haziness from the sanding. I've done it before on a fork. It's not that hard, but if you don't feel comfortable with starting, then don't do it. Let a pro look at it.
 

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Here is a pic of the chip

It looks like the chip is right where the chainstay joins into the BB lug. I took the crank off and also noticed that there is a slight blemish to the left of the chip. I am praying that there is no structural damage. Next time, as soon as I drop the chain on this bike I am getting off the bike and putting it on with my hands. What a PITA this is.
 

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Hmm.. I dunno. That's kind of an inopportune place, right between the CS and BB lug. You could put a drop of clear on it and just watch it closely. Also a Deda dog-fang or Jump-stop might buy you a little piece of mind in preventing damage from future dropped chains. Good luck!
 
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