Shimano STI lever touch-up paint?

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I had the misfortune of having my chain break on Sunday and subsequently going down. Luckily - no bodily harm, but bike is laid up in the shop for around 2 weeks with various damages that require parts from Orbea (front derailleur hanger on carbon frame).

Anyway - there is still a chance that the STI levers (Ultegra) are still in working condition. After I replace the hoods, I know there are still some severe scratches to the plastic. Does anyone have any advice on fillers or touch-up paints for the silver plastic of STI levers?

It is vain, but I am a bit obsessive.

Now I need to figure out what the heck to do with myself for the next 2

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Rob M (not verified)
Car Paint Pens

I have seen car paint pens advertised. Google around they should be perfect.

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Michelle (not verified)
Sti lever plastic caps

A while back I cracked one of these silver colored caps and my bike shop was able to get me replacements...they now look good as new.

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Neile (not verified)
link to replacement Ultegra shifter plates
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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
Shimano shifters

Piermont bicycles stocks the Plastic dust caps and they cost about $20/pair. I recommend you have the bike shop install them. Unless you have prior experience, it's easy to mess-up and break the dust cap's catches the first time through or have them rattle when you ride.

The actual levers are made of aluminum. You can actually order new ones, but the cost is purposefully prohibitive. For instance, for a few dollars more, you could purchase an entire new shifter.

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Neile (not verified)
Badge of courage. Leave 'em be. (nm)
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