repairing paintwork

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Hooligan, May 15, 2005.

  1. Hooligan

    Hooligan Guest

    Whilst cleaning the bike this afternoon, I found a small hole in the
    paintwork on the tank: about 1mm diameter.

    I think I have two options:
    1) find and buy a proper touch up stick
    2) by some black nail varnish and touch it in.
    3) [1] go to McGanns and see if they sell any suitable touch up pots
    that are cheaper than option 1.

    Which should I go for?

    [1] okay, I lied

    John (jsp)

    SV 650
    Black it is
    And Naked
    Hooligan, May 15, 2005
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    Dr Zoidberg Guest

    4) some of the black colourmagic polish that comes with a little wax stick
    for filling in just such imperfections.

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    Dr Zoidberg, May 15, 2005
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    BORG Guest

    UKRM sticker[1]

    [1] If they ever get posted out

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    BORG, May 15, 2005
  4. Hooligan

    Owen Guest

    How much is touch-up stick? Apply 2 or 3 coats, then some laquer, let
    cure and leave for 2 weeks... Nib off with 1500 grit, T-cut and wax...

    Chances are that only you will ever notice the slight blemish...

    If the hole is down to metal, T-cut first to get rid of any

    Good luck... :)
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  5. Hooligan

    Hooligan Guest

    Owen did scribe:
    A touch up stick is £15, by the time postage is factored in. Whilst
    not a lot in the grand scheme of things, this is quite expensive for a
    1mm round chip in the paint.
    This is why I was considering some cheaper alternatives.

    It also strikes me that I have some black smoothrite in the cellar:
    does anyone know of any reason I shouldn't use this? We are literally
    only talking of a very small whole in the paint.
    ok, thanks.

    John (jsp)

    SV 650
    Black it is
    And Naked
    Hooligan, May 17, 2005
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