Perhaps this would be better in Classic & Vintage. Can I move it somehow?
My bike's better than me!
I might agree with the other forum being a bit better suited. You can "report this post to a moderator," asking them to move it.
There's a ... I think it's Dr. Deltron ... on this forum that--IIRC--is a whiz at paint and body issues. You may want to PM him with a link to your thread.
Nice project. Good luck!
Originally Posted by neil0502
If it says PAINT in the title, I usually investigate.
As for the "project" at hand, I would say leave it alone. There are too many "small" issues that add up to more work than if you repainted the whole thing.
2nd best bet is fingernail polish. Cheap, dries fast, comes in zillions of colors!
Again, too many spots to do a good job, without spending MORE time than if you started from scratch. No pun intended.
Price of repaint? $500+
Price of original? duh! . . . PRICELESS!
Thanks for your expert opinion. I think I'll go the nail polish route for some of the bigger chips, and just leave the smaller ones. I've seen mention of using clear nail polish over scratches to seal them off. Do you recommend something like this?
Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
That would work also.
Originally Posted by dwango
Just remember, rust never sleeps!
And unless you blast the rust out, it'll keep on rustin'!
So any touch-up is really only slowing the rust, not eliminating it.
Which a little smear of grease will do also.