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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:20 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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I have recently bought a set of neon yellow racelines there are a few scratches which I want to touch up does anyone know the nearest paint shade that I can buy over the counter. Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:58 am 
Old School Hero
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Hi, unfortunately not as easy as it first seems.Plastikote do an excellent "flouro- yellow" which is a very close match,but all flouro paints require a white base coat to work as they are very translucent, so looking at 3 or 4 coats .The biggest problem you are going to have is that this coulor fades very badly and your new paint will stand out like a "sore thumb".
I also have the same brakes and tried to touch up without success ,the only way really is a full repaint,which I have not bothered to do :oops: . If you do go down this root you will need to use an acid etch primer ,plastikote aluminuim primer is also excellent...
brilliant brakes ,,saved me a few times without doubt the best rim brakes ever, so much "feel".
Mark


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:17 pm 
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ooops! forgot to mention you would have to finish with a few coats of clear lacquer.
mark :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:33 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Thanks for the advice they are not bad really its just that I'm really anal re my bikes , they are going on my mint proflex 855, I already have a set on my zaskar.I don't think I'll bother given the hassle involved.


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