Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

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Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby John Mc » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:34 am

Hi guys, can't seem to located a small bottle of touch-up paint for my '77 Town Coupe. Yes I know my auto paint shop can mix-up a quart but I need just a tiny bottle. Any ideas?
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby LithiumCobalt » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:55 am

I always get stuff from these guys, John: https://www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/select-color.cgi
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby papawayne » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:22 pm

I didn't say this out loud, but get a bottle of fingernail polish. Many colors, very cheap. Wayne
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby John Mc » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:39 pm

LithiumCobalt wrote:I always get stuff from these guys, John: https://www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/select-color.cgi

Thanks Nick, great lead, just ordered a 1 oz bottle!
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby John Mc » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:39 pm

papawayne wrote:I didn't say this out loud, but get a bottle of fingernail polish. Many colors, very cheap. Wayne

Yes but charcoal finger nails?
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby Steve K » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:50 pm

I get my touch up paint there too. But don't be too disappointed in the color match. It's far from spot on because of the aging and effects of the elements on the original paint. Also, you may have already figured this out from other touch up jobs, but the brush in those little bottles is too big to do a neat job on small scratches or nicks. The tip of a toothpick or tiniest size artist brush with a pointed brush tip makes a ton of difference. Did you get the color coat/clear coat set (2 bottles) or just the single color bottle?
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby mlj427 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:30 pm

Glad you found your touch up paint. I do have a related question a previous owner touched up chips on my 72 and it is a mess? How do you clean up the excess paint ?
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby papawayne » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:42 am

For John: when my daughters were growing up they painted their nails every color imaginable including charcoal. We are just too old to imagine that. For "M": clean up can be accomplished with a small piece of 1000 grit )or smaller wet sand paper wrapped around the eraser end of a pencil...use lots of tape because you'll be dipping the pencil into water. Wayne
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Re: Lead on touch-up Paint for my Black Diamond??

Postby JonW » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:14 am

I guess I'm too late on this, but I use Dr. Color Chip. I like the fact that it's not daubed on. I've had very good results with them.
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