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    Ano wear touch-up methods?

    Not sure if this is the right spot to ask this or not but is there a method to touch up worn or slightly scuffed anodizing without having to get the whole thing redone? Mainly concerned with black ano. I'm talking less than 1/4" in size marks. Figured I'd ask before trying something random like nail polish. Thanks.

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    Black Sharpie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayspring View Post
    Black Sharpie.
    that's what i do; just get a permanent marker and color it. i wouldn't do this to something you plan on selling, nor would i do it to very large areas (as the marker will not likely match the anno perfectly), but for a small scratch it works ok. you can still tell, but from a distance no one will notice. if / when it wears off, you just color it again.

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    if its gloss, i've heard of people using car touch up paint. its an enamel so it should be tough enough to play paintball with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyco-Dude View Post
    that's what i do; just get a permanent marker and color it. i wouldn't do this to something you plan on selling, nor would i do it to very large areas (as the marker will not likely match the anno perfectly), but for a small scratch it works ok. you can still tell, but from a distance no one will notice. if / when it wears off, you just color it again.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nobody View Post
    if its gloss, i've heard of people using car touch up paint. its an enamel so it should be tough enough to play paintball with.
    Was originally just going to use sharpie, figured there had to be a better way, but I still may just do that. Car touch up paint is a good idea, might replicate the gloss a bit better. Might give that one a shot. Anyone think nail polish would be a good option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by need4reebs View Post
    this actually works pretty good for small touch ups

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Birchwood-Ca...item27e0998420
    need4reebs for the win! will be giving that stuff a shot, thanks. never would have known it existed otherwise.

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    Need4reebs, could you post a pic of your solution, the link doesn't work for me, the page is blocked because I'm in France.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick13 View Post
    Need4reebs, could you post a pic of your solution, the link doesn't work for me, the page is blocked because I'm in France.....
    here ya go big Dawg:
    http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...y+touch+up+pen

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    Thanks a lot my friend

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    also found the same product on amazon. if you have amazon prime it's free 2 day shipping

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    Nail polish

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    I went to the model car section of the local hobby shop and picked up a paint pen. They make gloss and flat blacks.

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    Wanted to show before and after pics using the Birchwood Casey Super Black (gloss) touch up pen:









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    I bought one too and recieved it today.
    I didn't thought to take pics.
    The result it quite impressive.

    Very good product.
    Thanks to Need4reebs for the info !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick13 View Post
    I bought one too and recieved it today.
    I didn't thought to take pics.
    The result it quite impressive.

    Very good product.
    Thanks to Need4reebs for the info !!
    I have a ignorant question. How is this different than a sharpie permanent marker?

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    It's a good question !

    It's a kind of paint.
    So it's thicker than the sharpie, it's filling a little the scuffs.
    It appears to be glossy.
    And at first sight it may last longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick13 View Post
    It's a good question !

    It's a kind of paint.
    So it's thicker than the sharpie, it's filling a little the scuffs.
    It appears to be glossy.
    And at first sight it may last longer.
    Yea, much thicker than a sharpie. The scuff on the top of my body was ever so slightly deeper than the original ano and it filled it in completely. Plus, sharpie has a definite look to it, this looks like black ano when fully dried just not as smooth.

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