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Spot Painting the Bajaj - What the Heck
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MJ



Joined: 30 May 2008
Posts: 194
Location: Portland, OR

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Hey Guys. I just changed out my horncast today and realized that the past 5 years I've owned my Bajaj, the horncast has rubbed the paint off my legshield in the shape of the hammer of thor. So now my horncast looks fly, but you can still see the remnants of the old one. Mad Along with some other small nicks and scratches, I'd like to touch up those spots. What's the best way to go with paint? Should I get it mixed in a rattle can or is that not good for the small details? Should I get a small can of automotive paint (obviously mixed to the proper color) and paint it on? What sort of brushes work the best? Sponges? I know I need to sand down some spots, but how do I put it on? What would they do at an autobody shop?

Thanks for the help. I'll post some pictures of my new horncast (Chrome Stella horncast) and my new front turn signals. Awesome!

MJ
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scootermike



Joined: 25 Mar 2007
Posts: 525
Location: portland,oregon

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HI MJ did it go all the way to the metal? if not you may be able to rub it out with rubbing compound. dont use a brush you will never be able to get it right. get a spray can. I know there is a company in florida that will match up the paint and put it in cans but it is spendy. a body shop would spray it. you might be able to use an airbrush gun to touch it up. by the way excellent day today. spring has sprung.
Mike
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MJ



Joined: 30 May 2008
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Location: Portland, OR

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Er, I think it went all the way to the metal. I thought most autobody shops are able to put the paint in spray cans? I could be wrong. So no using a brush even for the small spots? Is it because it leaves brush strokes? I would think that a spray can would have too large of a spray and not be able to get those small details.

I'm 75% sure I'm going on the Tulip Festival ride tomorrow, so you'll have a chance to check it out if you're there. You can check out my floor rails, too! They're not 100% perfect and my centermat is a little crooked, but it really looks like a totally different scooter!
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scootermike



Joined: 25 Mar 2007
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Location: portland,oregon

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I may not go on the ride but i will be at holmans. do you know arden? he is an older guy hes a retired auto body teacher he will tell you what to do. he said he is going on the ride i will point him out in the morning.
Mike
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