Bike touch up paint?

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  1. gs3286

    gs3286 New Member

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    I am looking to touch up some scratches on a used Bianchi I just bought. Any ideas where I can get some touch up paint in the classic Bianchi green? Would it look worse if I tried to paint over the scratches? Thanks!
     
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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    My favourite is to use the small enamel tins as used by the model building crowd. Plenty of shades and hues available, suitable size and good shelf life.

    Others prefer nail varnish, likewise available in many, many colours.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Celeste Green may be a bit of a challenge without going to a paint house that will custom mix for you.

    For your white and black trim to touch up small chips and scratches, nothing beats nail polish. Wilier red was a snap to match at Wallyworld. About a dollar per bottle.

    Who knows? Women paint themselves every imaginable shade...there may be a Light Lizard Lover Green that perfectly matches Bianchi Celeste!
     
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    L&M number 85 or 88?

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    Remember, you can find your perfect nail bike shade by mixing two colors together to obtain the perfect tint to match your handbag...er...handlebar tape!
     
  6. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Why dont you put some electrical tape over it? /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

    I think that you should'nt worry much about paint problems. Cracks and oxidation are a different story though... (When hidden with paint might be more difficult to discover)
     
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    alienator Well-Known Member

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    What Bianchi did you buy?
     
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    93.
     
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    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    That's what I want to know. I lusted after Bianchi steel in my younger days.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    "93"

    Are you crazy?

    THAT won't bring out the natural gleam in my eyes!

    When matching up the Fire Engine Red on the Wilier, I just bought the closest four shades of "Ima Whore" red on the shelves. The bike got touched up and the wife looks great!
     
  11. danfoz

    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    Quite possibly. I'm thinking the darker shades will draw the eye right to the blemish.

    But heck, looks like Yahoo images can't even decide...

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