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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
 

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i have the solution

i would not ride it again, do not even push it, just pack and send to me (if it is a 58...)

try crosswise rubbing with rubbing compound applied with cotton swab.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Don't Worry. Be Happy.

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. ;)

- FBB
 
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