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post #1 of 17 Old 03-03-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rear wheel paint

I have a small scratch on my rear wheel. Ughhhhh. Any one know of a good paint to patch and paint the small scratches?
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-03-2012, 03:35 PM
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Duplicolor Touchup paint pens from the autoparts stores (autozone & advance, etc)

If you want to get anal....

You can go to Color-Rite for the OEM paint.

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Great idea. I'll look into that

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Duplicolor Touchup paint pens from the autoparts stores (autozone & advance, etc)

If you want to get anal....

You can go to Color-Rite for the OEM paint.
for the pin, what color black? Flat, satin, a certain vehicle?

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I'm just going to try to match a paint pen the best I can.

color-rite only has the body paint colors.

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I use model shop enamels, try a metallic black mixed with a tad of grey. Ah, it's a hard life keeping it looking mint on our crap roads! Then the tyre shop will scratch it anyway!

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.... Then the tyre shop will scratch it anyway!
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I think the touch up pen is a great idea. I scratch my own rims when I change tires. I used some black touch up paint and an artist's brush and it looks OK, it's definitely not a perfect match, but the only time I ever notice it is when I change a tire again. Get something dark grey and you should be good.

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U bought some duplicolor touch up paint. It seems to match pretty damn well. I just havent seen it in the sun light. But this stuff here has some flake and blends in nice for a off the shelf touch up paint more pics to come

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You using that one on rims boog?

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Don't get this one! Too much black. By looking at the label color, I thought it would be close. Not even...
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U bought some duplicolor touch up paint. It seems to match pretty damn well. I just havent seen it in the sun light. But this stuff here has some flake and blends in nice for a off the shelf touch up paint more pics to come
I looked at that one and the color of the label looked to light. Let me know how it turns out, I'll go pick some up.

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.. Then the tyre shop will scratch it anyway!

lol.. I had a G35 coupe (skyline for you) and the tire shop scratched the SHIT outta all 5 lug holes, on ALL FOUR WHEELS!! ..even with me verifying beforehand that they could do it right. The bitch about the whole thing... i had about 4700 miles on it at the time. needless to say, they replaced them.

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Yeah im using it on my 919's rims. The lable itself looks too light but the paint blends in well. It even has some flake in it. In my garage it looks damn good for touch up paint. I'll let you know this weekend how it looks on a bright warm sunny day

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Here are some pictures of the touch up paint on in. 2 coats is what I put on it. And very sloppy at best. Im sure I could do better, but i was in a rush at the time. either way, when standing up in my garage, I can not see the scratch. When up close, yeah, you can tell it's touch up paint but it looks much better than leaving it be. Im happy with it


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Decent match I'd say.

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looks much better in person. Like I said not perfect, but for $7 and just a quick guess, I'm pretty happy

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