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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2013, 10:59:40 am »
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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 07:52:12 pm »
Just as a follow up, I bought the aforementioned wheel paint.  Pretty close.....I took the grab rail off, feathered it out.....not bad.....

An option for others who scratch the grab rail   


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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2013, 07:42:21 pm »
My OCD took the better of me...

Didn't like the texture of the paint referenced above (You were right sea dog!).  For $130, just replaced the rails.  It wasn't worth all the work (Time value of money)

Can you instruct what you did regarding "film protectors for both sides?"  Would rather avoid a repeat!

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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 01:24:03 pm »
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The scuff mark was on the frame near the gear change and very slight on the frame by the brake. Maybe others have noticed if the boots are scuffing.
I prepared the surface down to bare metal and primer coated. Then used the colour match. The closest I got was BMW Graphite.

The paint protectors I made myself after making a left and right template. Used the 3m paint protector. It is slightly thicker than the film some bike shops sell.

It does the job.

Agree if the grab rails is badly scratched best to remove and either re spary yourself or have them re powder coated.  Or buy new as you did.  $130 seems a good price for a triumph part.

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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2013, 02:00:32 am »
seadog - I took mine off and brought it to an autoparts dealer who mixes their own paint in a can. Certain autoparts dealer have the 'camera' for a lack of better words which determines the color and mixes to the right color. I had two cans made up in laquer. One can was the paint and the other clear coat. :-)

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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2013, 12:36:59 pm »
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Good idea. There are a few places now that will mix and match for you. This was a Sat / Sunday job so I found the closest match and it worked for me this time. Patience and preparing the surface properly gets the result.

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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 12:06:24 am »
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jordharnet

The scuff mark was on the frame near the gear change and very slight on the frame by the brake. Maybe others have noticed if the boots are scuffing.
I prepared the surface down to bare metal and primer coated. Then used the colour match.

noticed last weekend i have polished the paint off on both sides where my textile trousers overlap my boot ankles.....not drastic but not seen before on any other model.

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Re: Touch up paint for grab rail
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013, 03:33:37 am »
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Do you have a photo of the scuff marks. Sounds a bit like mine was.

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