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Offline Walt Sherrill

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Re: Touch up on polycoat
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 07:29:49 PM »
That's the brand... but as I said, almost any matte black touch-up paint from an auto parts store will probably work.  Depending on the price, getting it from Amazon or EBAY may be the cheapest way to fix polycoat scratches, chips, or other problems.

Offline Roswell47

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Re: Touch up on polycoat
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 10:27:45 AM »
matte black engine enamel spray paint.  ignore the advice for birchwood casey. 

the matte black drys the exact same color as the polycoat, then you take some 600 grit sandpaper and sand it down flush with the finish.  you literally wont be able to tell the gun was ever dinged.

Ok, just so I understand, you paint first, let dry, then sand until flush with orginial finsh?

Sorry, should have been more specific.  Take the enamel spray  and spray it on a sheet of aluminum foil.  make sure you shake it good and spray enough because for some reason the engine enamel comes out sort of clear for the first half second or so.  It takes a tiny bit of spraying to get the fully mixed stuff to come out.

After you have it sprayed on a tin foil, take a cue tip, dip it in the paint and just touch the cut tip into the area that has the ding.  maybe even wait 30 seconds after applying the first drops because you want to get the enamel to congeal in a way that will dry higher than where the polycoat is (so that youll be able to sand the paint down flush).  Once you have a good deal of it on the area let it dry for a sufficient amount of time.

then take a very fine sandpaper and sand it flush.  if the sandpaper is fine enough you should be able to slightly run over the polycoat and have it not change the appearance at all.  obviously you dont want to sand the polycoat at all, but when youre sanding down the paint spot you will unintentionally touch some of the polycoat.  try to use the least amount of pressure as possible when sanding it down. enough to take the paint off but not enough to really dig into the polycoat once youre close to flush.

as one member has already said, there are definitely other methods that may be stronger than engine enamel.  But this method is the cheapest, fastest way to get a scratched gun to look factory new.    And the engine enamel isnt too shabby in its own right.  it IS engine enamel after all

ArenĀ“t you supposed to heat the enamel after you have applied it?