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You may have read a thread I started a little over a week ago regarding my new 08 Turner black frame and its black decals. https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=477550

Well, the story continues. After the first ride I was placing my bike back on its wall stand when I noticed a scratch in the paint. I thought that is was a shame that I had already put a ding in that beautiful smoke black paint, but it was only a matter of time. I ran my fingernail across the scratch, curious as to how deep it was, when all of a sudden more paint kept coming off. But in a perfectly straight line...I kept scratching at it and scratching at.

Here is before:


And here is after:


So, anyone have a guess as to what step was missed during frame prep?
While I am relieved that it wasn't a scratch, I am a bit puzzled by what seems like a unusual quality control issue before the frame was shipped out. Not that it was too difficult to remove the paint over the decal (about an hour and half) but I am surprised that I would have to do it at all after spending a good chunk of money on a handcrafted product.

Oh, and this frame is amazing. Love the ride, it is like nothing I have ridden before.
Thanks
-glue
 

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glueslug said:
You may have read a thread I started a little over a week ago regarding my new 08 Turner black frame and its black decals. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=477550

Well, the story continues. After the first ride I was placing my bike back on its wall stand when I noticed a scratch in the paint. I thought that is was a shame that I had already put a ding in that beautiful smoke black paint, but it was only a matter of time. I ran my fingernail across the scratch, curious as to how deep it was, when all of a sudden more paint kept coming off. But in a perfectly straight line...I kept scratching at it and scratching at.

Here is before:

And here is after:

So, anyone have a guess as to what step was missed during frame prep?
While I am relieved that it wasn't a scratch, I am a bit puzzled by what seems like a unusual quality control issue before the frame was shipped out. Not that it was too difficult to remove the paint over the decal (about an hour and half) but I am surprised that I would have to do it at all after spending a good chunk of money on a handcrafted product.

Oh, and this frame is amazing. Love the ride, it is like nothing I have ridden before.
Thanks
-glue
Maybe that was your problem?
 

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Weird they didn't catch that, but overall it's not really a big deal. They had some custom colors coming through and maybe the person prepping the frame thought it was supposed to be black on black.

Glad you're enjoying your ride. That's what's important in the long run.
 

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Amen!

yup, not a big deal at all. Just weird...
And yes, the quality of the frame is fantastic. The welds, pivots and tubing are just unbelievable. It really is a piece of art.

-glue
 

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OP, where did you buy the frame, and can you tell if there is paint under the decals? Looks like either a rare QC issue, or something else is fubar.
 

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Yes

There is paint under the decal. Most of the decal is clear and you can see the paint underneath. It was purchased at Competitive Cyclist.

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