Touch up paint for steel frame

uad782
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Touch up paint for steel frame

Postby uad782 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:04 am

Hi everyone,

I have a few spots where the paint has worn off my steel frame. I bought some spray paint from supercheap auto but it doesn't work that well.
The areas are small (1-2cm2). Would a steel paint from Bunnings etc. work ok?

Any advice appreciated

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Re: Touch up paint for steel frame

Postby LG » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:21 am

For a spot that small try your own, or wife's, husband's, daughter's etc nail polish stash. If no luck it might be time to hit a cosmetics store with a sample you want to match.
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Re: Touch up paint for steel frame

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:25 pm

LG wrote:For a spot that small try your own, or wife's, husband's, daughter's etc nail polish stash. If no luck it might be time to hit a cosmetics store with a sample you want to match.


I have done this, it works. Just remember to drop some clear coat on afterwards.
Alternatively, stuff like Airfix model paint and a fine brush.
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Re: Touch up paint for steel frame

Postby dunamis » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:31 pm

I took a frame into Kmart once and matched it pretty closely with nail polish. Sticks really well

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Re: Touch up paint for steel frame

Postby uad782 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:44 pm

Thanks everyone, I will try nail polish.

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Re: Touch up paint for steel frame

Postby bychosis » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:13 pm

Make sure you continue to wear fingerless gloves to show off your handywork ;)
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Re: Touch up paint for steel frame

Postby P!N20 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:42 am

Ray Dobbins has a section on paint touch ups (scroll down): http://www.raydobbins.com/pantografata/ ... ouchup.htm

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