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Old 27 October 2015, 06:55   #1
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I scraped some of the paint off my engine cowling a couple of weeks ago. The light board hung down too low when I was trailering it and rubbed against the cowling the whole way causing all paint to wear off down to the bear plastic in one spot. Anyone know where I can get the correct coloured paint to touch it up? Do I need primer, paint and lacquer? Can I just do the affected spot without it being noticeable that it was touched up?

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Old 27 October 2015, 07:16   #2
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international marine supplies for the paint can, but you will see it, i would take it to a car body sprayer for a pro job.
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Old 27 October 2015, 08:55   #3
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Nice timing, I've been looking for a colour code for one of these as I'm about to have mine done.
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Nugent on here is good at respraying did mine last year


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A spray can repair can be good enough for most people. The cost of a professional spray has the potential to be very expensive. It will not just be the paint and time but also replace stickers. These could easily cost several times more than the painting.
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Old 27 October 2015, 14:26   #6
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A good sprayer will feather the paint in and around the decals no problem there's a kid round the corner from me who is sh-t hot I have had trolley rash on my shogan a few times Carnt tell where the repair is price wise it won't be cheap but you can deside that before you buy
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Depending on the size of the damage, the best possible result is to spray a much larger area eg the complete top or side etc. get a new graphics kit original or online. Done

Suzuki is satin black with a coarse metallic flek through it which softens the black. Gloss clear top coat over the if desired.

As a workshop, the only option for us is the one that leaves the problem invisible or as factory looking as possible.
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Trying to lose the edge of a blow-in on black is extremely difficult & I invariably go to the edge of the panel or a swage line to lose the edge. You could mask up to the edges of your transfers depending how complex they are but you are likely to notice it due to the paint build so replacing the transfers will give best result. Applying large transfers has its own problems & is easy to mess up.
After painting you'll then need to wet flat with fine wet&dry - 1500 or 2000 grit - to remove any nibs & texture & then machine polish.
I should add that I SMART repair cars & caravans professionally. I don't get involved with bikes or boats!
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