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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Way back in September of 2015 I met a group at a drive in for light dinner & ice cream. I backed into what was a wide space and joined others on the patio. A friend suddenly said a guy just opened a door and hit our trike, I looked, guy was rubbing the right rear fender. I went through the dining area and met him coming in. At first, he said he didn't hit it, I went out to inspect, he followed. Small chip in fiberglass near top, his pass side door fit. He admitted it then, said he was sorry, offered me a few bucks. I accepted.

Yeah, I was mad, there was no vehicle there when I parked so he pulled in with my trike sitting there, was his PU done the dead and he was who I saw "rubbing it", so he knew.

Came home, tried several different bottles of red or dark red touchup, none were great matches, but I finally had it where I could ignore it, it looked better than a white chip.

I went on line, found a company "Touch Up Direct", entered info, had an envelope in mail couple days later. I put the padded envelope in my trike stuff cabinet with a note. Before I got around to it, cold weather set in and then in 2016 I had a health issue sidetrack me.

A couple days ago, I got to it. Envelope had 4 bottles, Primer, CSR Base, CSR tint or step II, and a bottle of Clear Top Coat. Nice sized bottles too, I have aplenty now....but I hope there is no more need.

I used some mild cleaner too remove unmatched TU Paint (was a Ford color for our 2008 Mustang) and when chip was white again, cleaned area with a light prep spray. Then Primed, applied base coat, dried with mild heat gun, then a touch of tint coat, dry again, then clear coat.

That's when I saw the tint coat was probably for darkening it to match darker parts of the two tone Candy Spectra Red trike, so I redid it without using tint coat. Beautiful match. Next day, I waxed it. Wife couldn't find it today, and she knew about where it was.

Primer and color paints were water based paints, clear coat is an enamel I think. Also had wipes in envelope, a pair of rubber gloves, and test swatches to play with. Paint kit is near 4 years old, but was like new in use. Just wanted to say, Quality kit!

I should have photographed it after repair, I forgot. Call me anal, but that white chip just bugged me.

Shake Well!

https://touchupdirect.com/touch-up-p...h%20Up%20Paint
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Good to know there is quality touch up kits out there.Thanks for sharing


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Well, I went down and took some pics, but under flash, the trike's color looks more orangish??? I also see I need to dust off the wheels & tires., rest of it looks great. Battery is disconnected, cover in seat. You can almost see it in upper left of last pic.

Middle pic is just her parking spot. Some light reflections show from overhead.
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Not bad, not bad at all!


Says a guy with a paint and body shop!
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Thank You Sir,
Oh, it's got other wear & tear spots, blemishes, but that one was just so obvious, so attention grabbing, I had to fix it some.

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Don't you just love it when a plan finally comes together. Good job.
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