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Old 07-16-12, 11:31 AM   #1
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Touch up paint - any advice?

I am looking for some touch up paint for a dark red mettalic painted Daccordi frame.

I would prefer small bottles, but I can't find much.

This one looks ok: Mr Hobby Mr. Color GUNZE MODEL COLOR PAINT 10ml 75 METALLIC RED
http://www.kghobby.com/products/Mr-H...ALLIC-RED.html

What do you use?
Experiences?

Does Testors or Model Master also have a dark red metallic?

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Old 07-16-12, 11:44 AM   #2
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I am looking for some touch up paint for a dark red mettalic painted Daccordi frame.

I would prefer small bottles, but I can't find much.

This one looks ok: Mr Hobby Mr. Color GUNZE MODEL COLOR PAINT 10ml 75 METALLIC RED
http://www.kghobby.com/products/Mr-H...ALLIC-RED.html




What do you use?
Experiences?

Does Testors or Model Master also have a dark red metallic?
Testor's does make a metallic red but I've not had much luck finding a suitable match off the shelf (except for black or white).
I've mixed various Testor's colors together, even including some silver to get a metallic look in the past with good results.
Metallic colors are really hard to match though - and in many cases I've opted just to treat the rust and then coat it with clear nail polish instead of touch-up, because IMO, poor color match is worse than no color match.
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Old 07-16-12, 11:50 AM   #3
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Yes metallic colors are harder to match. Maybe I will have to mix myself.

Is there any quality differnece between Mr Hobby, Testors and Model Master?

In Scandinavia, Humbrol Enamel paints are the most common, but I cant find a matching color.
This is the nearest 220 FERRARI RED 14ml GLOSS Enamel Tinlet.

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For the guys using hobby paint be kind'a carefull to abuse the paint because if the bike uses polyurethane and you add humbrol the humbrol can start melting the polyurethane in minutes. Tamiya paint is water based, that wont harm any paint. As for ginzu i have used their primer and is pretty good, almost the same than polyurethane primer, never used their paint but from the smell looks like is water based as well, like tamiya.

There is a house of kolor that is not in production no more that was designed for hobby use, be really carefull with that one because that will burn what ever you are trying to retouch...

Final thought, every time you get paint for retouches, just test in a place where wont be noticeable if disaster happens ok? I really dont want the guys to get melting (softening) of the bike paint job, it sucks. I paint bikes time to time and i learn this the hard way experimenting with different paint brands... For white carvins and lettering that is in the lugs and stuff i use tamiya. Ginzu is hard to get in my area, dont like humbrol, tamiya flats evenly, way better than humbrol.
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Ok so Gunze Sangyo is the manufacturer of Mr Hobby Mr. Color.

Yes I will stay out of Humbrol, that's what's started my research for alternatives.
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I've had good luck visiting a car spare parts shop. They have a large inventory of color sample cards. I take the frame in and compare the color samples, they then mix the right color in a small bottle on the fly. costs about €20. Only use it for small touch-ups, the paint becomes very hard and is prone to chipping.
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I've had great luck matching red metallic, both with nail polish and paint touch-up paint tubes I get at Walmart.
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I've had good luck visiting a car spare parts shop. They have a large inventory of color sample cards. I take the frame in and compare the color samples, they then mix the right color in a small bottle on the fly. costs about €20. Only use it for small touch-ups, the paint becomes very hard and is prone to chipping.
Sounds like a good service. Hopefully there is something similar here.
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Matching with automotive paint can be very hard because you are mostly limited to the colors cars have been painted with.

For touch ups I've had good luck mixing Testes paint together. I'd +1 that advice. It takes some playing around with. Make sure you have a variety of colors.

I like the treat rust and clear over the metal idea. I might do that in the future.
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Only Tamiya acrylic is water based. Testors enanel and laquer paints require thinner, but I've never had any problems using them to do touch ups.

Have a funny light green metallic I've not had luck matching and may go the auto paint shop route, will let you know how that turns out.
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