Touch up paint for chips

Johnny

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I installed a seat post bike rack to my bike but the supporting arms chipped the paint. It is a haibike matte black finish, the chips are all the way to the metal, 2-3 mm in diameter. They were not visible until I took out the rack (it was too high since the bicycle is a high step one).

Now I am putting paint protection film on the spots that are susceptible to chipping. Before doing that though I like to touch it up so my question is anyone know a good black touch up paint for matte black used by haibikes?


On a side note I was very disappointed by the seatpost mounted rack, it was of decent quality yet sat too high, scratched the bike easily and very inconvenient in case you need to adjust the seat post. I will probably try https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AA8GFSI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A30U5R8UY24S21&psc=1 this time.
 

rich c

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You might try an automotive parts store. Some of the performance cars like the Charger have a matte black finish on certain parts. Did a Google search and it's called Dodge Jet Black matte. No idea if it's a match, but take the bike into the store and see what it looks like compared to the color chart. Even close is better than raw metal.
 

John from Connecticut

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I installed a seat post bike rack to my bike but the supporting arms chipped the paint. It is a haibike matte black finish, the chips are all the way to the metal, 2-3 mm in diameter. They were not visible until I took out the rack (it was too high since the bicycle is a high step one).

Now I am putting paint protection film on the spots that are susceptible to chipping. Before doing that though I like to touch it up so my question is anyone know a good black touch up paint for matte black used by haibikes?


On a side note I was very disappointed by the seatpost mounted rack, it was of decent quality yet sat too high, scratched the bike easily and very inconvenient in case you need to adjust the seat post. I will probably try https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AA8GFSI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A30U5R8UY24S21&psc=1 this time.

Another source of of Auto Touch Paint can be found here... http://www.automotivetouchup.com/paintpen.asp
 

mrgold35

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I had a lot to nicks on my Black Radrover frame, pedals, and cranks. Very noticeable to me with bright aluminum with the all black ebike. I used Brite-Mark touch up pen on Amazon, $5: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DD2EW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I like the touch-up pen because you just have to shake to mix and dab the tip on the scratch/nick. The Black Pen I use is more in the gloss range than flat/matte (pedals/cranks gloss while the bike frame flat black). The scratches and nicks are small and the ebike looks way better after the quick fix. Purchased the same pen in white for my white Radrover and RadCity.
 

Johnny

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I had a lot to nicks on my Black Radrover frame, pedals, and cranks. Very noticeable to me with bright aluminum with the all black ebike. I used Brite-Mark touch up pen on Amazon, $5: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000DD2EW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I like the touch-up pen because you just have to shake to mix and dab the tip on the scratch/nick. The Black Pen I use is more in the gloss range than flat/matte (pedals/cranks gloss while the bike frame flat black). The scratches and nicks are small and the ebike looks way better after the quick fix. Purchased the same pen in white for my white Radrover and RadCity.

Thanks a lot, I used a flat black touch up pen which is very similar to your suggestion. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JSAE0ZY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it matches perfectly.

Thanks a lot for the replies. I didn't wanna go the auto paint route because this is a different kind of paint, probably powder coated or anodized. In terms of match, these touch up pens mrgold35 suggested, made for binoculars etc. matches perfect to the paint on my Haibike.

I will update durability in the upcoming month.
 

elliot friedman

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Testor's model enamel $2

Numerous color choices......flat black is easy
 

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michal

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Thanks a lot, I used a flat black touch up pen which is very similar to your suggestion. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JSAE0ZY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it matches perfectly.

Thanks a lot for the replies. I didn't wanna go the auto paint route because this is a different kind of paint, probably powder coated or anodized. In terms of match, these touch up pens mrgold35 suggested, made for binoculars etc. matches perfect to the paint on my Haibike.

I will update durability in the upcoming month.
Was just thinking about an easy way to touch up a few scratches the other day. Thanks for this!
 

Feliz

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That's one thing I like about Pedego, they include a bottle of touch up paint with every bike.
 

Johnny

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Was just thinking about an easy way to touch up a few scratches the other day. Thanks for this!

Happy that it helped.

Haibike paint is very durable yet I still need to touch up every now and then. So far the touched up nicks are holding up great and they are almost invisible. Pen is also very easy to use.

Thanks for MrGold's "golden" advice...
 

Credible Hulk

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I'm already finding chips on my matte black ebike which I took out for the first time today. I noticed the paint crackled and chipped on the rack (which I haven't put anything on) and chips on the step through part of the frame, from my shoe rubbing I think.

I'm concerned that if I just apply touch up paint the original paint will just keep on flaking off. Is there some kind of protective paint I can use on the areas most prone to chipping? I don't care if it's matte or shiny, in fact I'm guessing shiny would be more durable.
 

Credible Hulk

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I'm already finding chips on my matte black ebike which I took out for the first time today. I noticed the paint crackled and chipped on the rack (which I haven't put anything on) and chips on the step through part of the frame, from my shoe rubbing I think.

I'm concerned that if I just apply touch up paint the original paint will just keep on flaking off. Is there some kind of protective paint I can use on the areas most prone to chipping? I don't care if it's matte or shiny, in fact I'm guessing shiny would be more durable.

I was digging on Amazon and found 3M tape sheets that people put on their cars to protect the paint, maybe this would be a good option? Here's an example.
 

Johnny

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I'm already finding chips on my matte black ebike which I took out for the first time today. I noticed the paint crackled and chipped on the rack (which I haven't put anything on) and chips on the step through part of the frame, from my shoe rubbing I think.

I'm concerned that if I just apply touch up paint the original paint will just keep on flaking off. Is there some kind of protective paint I can use on the areas most prone to chipping? I don't care if it's matte or shiny, in fact I'm guessing shiny would be more durable.

Try paint protection film. Yes it will make matte paint shiny but it has very good protection properties.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZYSXZJ/ref=psdc_15718521_t1_B00B3IXSMA