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Anyone recommend somewhere to buy paint!?!

DM222DM222 Posts: 90
edited April 2014 in Road buying advice
Hi all

After a recent attempted theft of my Giant Defy I have now got some nasty scrapes in my nice blue paintwork! :evil:
Giant sadly don't do a touch up kit or any paint according to my local Giant store so was wondering if any of you recommended anywhere to buy suitable paint please?
I've tried Halfrauds but there's nothing similar to my shade of blue :(

Thanks

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  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    Nail varnish. Tough, big range of colors and will even leave a glossy finish….
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  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    As you're in south Gloucestershire, why don't you get in touch with Argos Cycles in Bristol, http://www.argoscycles.com/, they do great paint jobs, so may be able to help with a touch up ?
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  • canamdadcanamdad Posts: 165
    Craft/hobby stores sell small bottles of paint. Found a perfect match for my Mercian.
  • DM222DM222 Posts: 90
    jordan_217 wrote:
    Nail varnish. Tough, big range of colors and will even leave a glossy finish….

    Do you need to lacquer over the top of it?
  • DM222DM222 Posts: 90
    canamdad wrote:
    Craft/hobby stores sell small bottles of paint. Found a perfect match for my Mercian.

    Never thought of that!
  • DM222DM222 Posts: 90
    MattC59 wrote:
    As you're in south Gloucestershire, why don't you get in touch with Argos Cycles in Bristol, http://www.argoscycles.com/, they do great paint jobs, so may be able to help with a touch up ?

    I've emailed them already - I'll let you know what they say :wink:
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    DM222 wrote:
    jordan_217 wrote:
    Nail varnish. Tough, big range of colors and will even leave a glossy finish….

    Do you need to lacquer over the top of it?

    I've used it in the past straight out of the container. No probs at all. Even used it to sort a scratch on a composite front door after the push chair chipped the paint.
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Many automotive paint specialists do a colour matching service - simply give paint colour reference (e.g. RAL) take a paint chip, they will analyse and mix an aerosol to match - cost about £15-20 but colour will be perfect - for example:
    http://www.colorite.co.uk/aerosols.html
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  • DM222DM222 Posts: 90
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Many automotive paint specialists do a colour matching service - simply give paint colour reference (e.g. RAL) take a paint chip, they will analyse and mix an aerosol to match - cost about £15-20 but colour will be perfect - for example:
    http://www.colorite.co.uk/aerosols.html

    Nice one!
  • Touch up paint always looks like censored . Often it looks worse than the scratch
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  • DM222DM222 Posts: 90
    Touch up paint always looks like shoot. Often it looks worse than the scratch

    I have been considering that :?
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