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Hey, just a little tip I came up with...don't know if it's been discussed here or not, but here it is. Recently bought bike came with my first ever carbon component, a RaceFace Next carbon riser bar. Cool. The levers/shifters were set out a bit too far for my liking, so I moved them. This only reared some pretty ugly scratches in the outer finish. Bummer, as they are pretty 'white' in color and can really be seen easily. Knowing that it is an appearance-only fix, I used a black grease pencil (or china marker) to color in the scratches, then just wiped off the excess. Does not obviously fill in the scratch, but none can be seen now. Now y'all know.
 

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TrekFan said:
you know, i've read all over the place that scratches on carbon bars or carbon anything for that matter = catastrophic failure eventually...
Only if the scratches are into the actual carbon.

The guy above is talking about cosmetic scratches to the outside 'protective' layer (clear coat or paint..).
 
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