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    Default refinishing ti: from blasted matte finish to brushed

    If it is doable, what would be the required steps in refinishing a ti frame that currently has a light blasted finish? I strongly prefer what I think is often called brushed. I would like the new finish to be the one where if it gets a blem, it is straight forward for the owner to touch it up with a Scotch Brite pad. I don't mind the look of the blasted matte finish. Just seems harder to care for.

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    Embrace blemishes. They mean you ride the machine in question. A well-ridden bike will have chips and scratches and grease and sugar residue and glue and dirty tape and paper thin tires, etc. Embrace blemishes. Be the blemish.

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    My top tube is actually a little slick in some spots ... maybe from sweat or oil. I'd think the salt would make it dry and just crusty. I'd leave mud on there if I could find any here.

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    be careful and check with the manufacturer about changing the finish.

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    Default i'd actually ride even more...

    if when in the saddle, i looked down there between my legs, and that tube down there had a brushed finish rather than matte...if you know what i mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Be the blemish.
    Words of wisdom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddief View Post
    if when in the saddle, i looked down there between my legs, and that tube down there had a brushed finish rather than matte...if you know what i mean.
    don't think that works past the first ride or two to the coffee shop.

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