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Old 02-27-12, 07:16 AM
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paint ideas?

recently purchased an 84 trek 500, it had a bunch of rust spots, a lot on the top tube, around the cable guides, i was able to sand around the guides and prime all of the spots, but now im trying to figure out what i should do to match the paint... its a pewter silver with a red logo... any ideas thanks...
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Have you tried nail polish? I get some funny looks but I have toted a frame or two into the local CVS looking for ta match.

if the areas are try try auto touchup or model paint.
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Originally Posted by GordoTrek View Post
recently purchased an 84 trek 500, it had a bunch of rust spots, a lot on the top tube, around the cable guides, i was able to sand around the guides and prime all of the spots, but now im trying to figure out what i should do to match the paint... its a pewter silver with a red logo... any ideas thanks...
I bought a testors model paint pack with about 8 small bottles in it. I got a little cup and experimented mixing two colors together till I came up with a match for touching up bikes. Yours would be black mixed with white to come up with silver. Practice on something other then the bike till you get the match. After it dries for a couple weeks you can wax it and get it to blend better. Once you get good at it, it looks pretty good.
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