# Artifacts in TikZ picture when using scale option [closed]

When compiling the example code below with pdflatex Version 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012/W32TeX), I observe an artifact (horizontal line starting from the start point of the objects) in the scaled-down version of the tikzpicture. Any help on how to fix this would be appreciated.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\def\myFig{
+(0,0) to [out=90,in=270]  +(0,1)
to [out=90,in=270]  +(1,3)
to [out=90,in=270]  +(-0.3,1)
to [out=90,in=180]  +(1,1)
to [out=0,in=90]    +(1,-1)
to [out=270,in=90]  +(-0.3,-1)
to [out=270,in=90]  +(1,-3)
to [out=270,in=90]  +(0,-1)
to [out=270,in=0]   +(-0.3,-0.3)
to [out=180,in=0]   +(-2.8,0)
to [out=180,in=270] +(-0.3,0.3)
-- cycle;
}

scale=1: figure looks ok

\begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1]
\draw[step=1,lightgray] (-5,0) grid (5,10);
\draw[gray,thick,fill=gray!10] (-4.2,2.5) \myFig;
\draw[thick,fill=gray!40,rotate=-18] (0.7,1.1) \myFig;
\end{tikzpicture}

\vspace{1cm}
scale smaller than 1:  figure contains additional lines

\begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.4]
\draw[step=1,lightgray] (-5,0) grid (5,10);
\draw[gray,thick,fill=gray!10] (-4.2,2.5) \myFig;
\draw[thick,fill=gray!40,rotate=-18] (0.7,1.1) \myFig;
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


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## closed as off topic by zeroth, Stephen, Werner, Kurt, mafpMar 18 '13 at 21:39

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I can't reproduce this. Which TikZ version are you using? –  Jake Mar 18 '13 at 20:07
Could you please provide pictures, I get the correct image (perfectly scaled, and nothing more). –  zeroth Mar 18 '13 at 20:08
No additional lines here (TeX Live2012 + PGF version 2.10). What version of PGF/TikZ do you use? –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 18 '13 at 20:08
@Mathias could you provide a link to the PDF, just to rule out any discrepancies between versions, etc.? –  zeroth Mar 18 '13 at 20:42
Sure, here's the link: dl.dropbox.com/u/1280560/document.pdf –  Mathias Mar 19 '13 at 6:19