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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:05 am 
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I got a used black Thomson seatpost that has a few white spots. Anyone have success with touch up paint? If so what type of paint?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Black marker pen works for small scratches.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:13 am 
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sunchaser wrote:
Black marker pen works for small scratches.


+1, also good for mech branded face plates and shifters / levers


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Enamel paint from model shops works well for touching up. I always paint it on carefully then leave it a few days to dry but not fully harden. Then, because it hasn't fully hardened, you can actually flat it back with a light cutting polish and a bit of kitchen roll. The colour then looks a bit matt, but leave it a week and give it another polish and it will come up nice and shiny. When I do this I always think "Wow, I've made a wicked job of that. If I'd have just got the colour match right it would have been almost un-noticable" :lol: .


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