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Bike frame - Paint touch up..

Old 06-01-14, 04:08 AM
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Bike frame - Paint touch up..


Been checking out 'HOW TO' vids online about touching up paint, never done it before and I don't want to 'practice' on my bike i plan to sell on..

I am in the UK..

Does anyone know any good shops taht do this as the colour of the bike isn't exactly a standard colour and the bike has it's original paint on (very high quality paint job i might add).

Looking to get repaired before i sell on, just a few chips..
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Old 06-01-14, 04:40 AM
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I'd ask around. I know guys who work out of their house who do body work on cars. They would have a wealth of information to tap.
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When you touch up paint there's "perfect color match" and there's "not exactly". "Not exactly" not only looks like crap but it also draws your eye to the blemish. It actually looks worse than leaving the nick untreated.

I use clear fingernail polish to protect the metal and leave it at that.
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I've had reasonable luck when touching-up paint chips on cars, using this sort of method ... click. (8min YouTube video). Can seem like overkill on a bike, but the process is much the same, I'd think, depending on the frame material. You're grinding down the chip to the frame, sealing the frame's surface, then reapplying paint and clear over that. If the match is done well, it can be almost impossible to see unless up-close.
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