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csg4005 10-05-2012 04:24 PM

Fixing chipped racket paint
 
So tonight I accidentally dropped my 2 week old rebel 98 while holding it and about an inch & a half of the paint chipped right off - Good quality prince. :evil:

The racket is yellow, the giant chip is white.. It doesn't look right.

What is the best way to cover this chip? Yellow nail polish?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

Rozroz 10-05-2012 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by csg4005 (Post 6937934)
So tonight I accidentally dropped my 2 week old rebel 98 while holding it and about an inch & a half of the paint chipped right off - Good quality prince. :evil:

The racket is yellow, the giant chip is white.. It doesn't look right.

What is the best way to cover this chip? Yellow nail polish?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

me too..
i want to cosmetically fix some chips. but the color gradients are too complex..
blue changes into white, etc..

csg4005 10-05-2012 04:37 PM

So youre saying it cant be done?

Rozroz 10-05-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by csg4005 (Post 6937954)
So youre saying it cant be done?

dunno.. i never done it. i'm asking too,
but in my case as i said there are complex color gradients. maybe your racquet colors are more simple to fix.

csg4005 10-05-2012 04:41 PM

I see... Thats unfortunate. Mines mostly yellow so hopefully itll work

Rozroz 10-05-2012 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by csg4005 (Post 6937962)
I see... Thats unfortunate. Mines mostly yellow so hopefully itll work

yea, you might be right about nail paint or similar..
but i'm quite sure there are many here who already done those fixes..
we'll let them give some info ;)

Chotobaka 10-05-2012 05:27 PM

Artline Paint Markers work perfectly for cleaning up damaged racquets. These contain enamel paint and have both a large and fine applicator. They also come in metallic finishes. These are the serious graffiti artist's weapon of choice. :-)

csg4005 10-05-2012 05:42 PM

Any idea on how much these cost and where to get them?

esgee48 10-05-2012 05:54 PM

This question has been asked and answered several times. I say 'go to a hobby shop and look in the model paint section for Testor.' Comes in many colors, flat, glossy, metallic and can be applied with a small brush you can get there. While this may not handle a paint job that graduate (morph?) from one color to another, you may be able to get the start/end colors right.

Testor paint is about $1.50 for 3 Ml, but that's a lot of paint.

csg4005 10-05-2012 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by esgee48 (Post 6938090)
This question has been asked and answered several times. I say 'go to a hobby shop and look in the model paint section for Testor.' Comes in many colors, flat, glossy, metallic and can be applied with a small brush you can get there. While this may not handle a paint job that graduate (morph?) from one color to another, you may be able to get the start/end colors right.

Testor paint is about $1.50 for 3 Ml, but that's a lot of paint.

Does it typically stay on well or do you need to reapply it often because it flakes off easily?

esgee48 10-05-2012 08:38 PM

It should not chip off if applied with a brush. You'll be putting on more paint than what was sprayed on originally. If the chip is deep, do several layers letting each layer dry rather than one layer of paint.

BTW, you'll need some paint thinner to clean the brush.


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