I'm almost 100% positive about it being on the surface - the white marks (presumably a white fan) extend onto the yellow stickers. It shouldn't be a problem getting it off. I've never tried it with carbon before, but rubbing or denatured alcohol might work.
well, the fan is blue, and they're definately not just marks, but after a closer look, I believe they are just into the clearcoat. Initially, when I rubbed my hand over the spot, it was not smooth at all, but for whatever reason, I forgot that the letters are thick paint that raises the clearcoat up, so I'm thinking its fine. Thanks everyone though
Ahhhh, I shoulda known that would come up. The thought did cross my mind though. I do like steel bikes; I'm ordering my steel cross bike today. But, sounds like everything is fine with my "plastic" frame, so not to worry.
Look, why don't you borrow someone's airbrush and touch up that puppy
with a couple bursts of clear coat. It is not magic in applying paint, and if
you use an air brush, not a lot of paint will come out.
I could touch that frame up with a good brush and the right finish.
After the application, those marks will darken away.
1. It appears to be only on the surface
2. It is in a relatively low-stress area of the downtube
So I think that it is fine, and in the unlikely event that it is not, it would give you some warning before it went ker-splooey, even if it is CF. So, ride the [email protected] out of it and check it every few weeks for a while.
Sometimes, we must live on the edge.
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