Touchup Paints

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by atm33, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. atm33

    atm33 Active Member

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    Anyone know of a good alternative to HD OEM Vivid Black touchup paint? I need a drop or 2 to fix a tank scratch left by the previous owner and his aftermarket gas cap from hell. I made the mistake of trying "universal black" I had laying around, and should have known better (900 shades of black out there). I priced a small jar of the real stuff and had a heart attack. There has to be a touchup brand out there that is super close to HD Vivid Black, or perhaps it's sold in smaller doses?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I used general black from the Wal-Mart collection and it matches up fine.....
    You will find it in the automotive section in the touch up paint rack....
     
  3. atm33

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    Will give it a try. Thanks.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    For like 5 bucks you can not go wrong. I have only used over the last 6 years on my 2008 Vivid Black EG....
     
  5. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Or any automotive paint store should carry a wide variety of touch up paints. It will surely be cheaper then Harley.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    This may sound crazy, but try a sharpie followed by some rubbing compound:s
     
  7. atm33

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    What sounds crazy is the HD price for touchup paint. I may just try it. It's not a big scratch, but is right by the fill hole and noticeable enough (if even just to me...). I wonder if a little clear coat over the sharpie would keep it there or just dissolve the marker. Oh well, we'll give it a go.
     
  8. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Something else that comes to mind is nail polish. I used it on a small door ding on a car and it worked rather well.
     
  9. atm33

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    Ended up using wet sandpaper, then combo of sharpie and rubbing compound. Doesn't look half bad. I didn't properly fill the scratch so there is a bit of a dent, but other than that hardly noticeable. Love rubbing compound. Thanks for the ideas.
     
  10. hillbilly81

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    rustoleum scratch and chip repair U1000 been using it for years works for me got it at O Reilly auto parts