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Old 09-02-2006, 12:51 PM
geoff geoff is offline
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Default touch up paint

Anybody have a favorite technique or product for touching up the paint on an aluminium frame?

And, what's the best way to get a color that matches?
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:08 AM
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Re: finding paint to match:

I have heard, and I can't put my finger on where I heard it, that nail polish is one of the best "touch up paints" out there, and not too expensive.

The reason I remember it is because the person suggesting it said that he took his bike into the local Walgreens or Rite Aid and asked the ladies at the cosmetics counter to help him match the color of his bike to the nail polish colors! I guess they all had a good time with that.

Just a thought, anyway, I'm not sure how well it would work with an aluminum frame but probably pretty good.
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:28 PM
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Testor's model paints. Lot's of colors, usually a pretty good match. Hit the surface with a little rubbing alchohol to clean it and use as little paint as possible. It works!
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