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    Paint touch up

    I have 4 small paint chips I would like to touch up. These are about the size of maybe half a pinkie fingernail. My Cub was painted using the Ranthane method, and I was thinking I could just use a small brush to apply some dabs of paint. Do I have to buy a quart of Ranthane paint, thinner and hardener for this? I hate to spend a couple hundred dollars for such a small area.

    Amy advice on an economical way to touch this up, or would I be better off leaving it alone? The plane was covered in '07, and the rest of the paint looks really nice. I think that's why the small chips bother me so much.

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    I just touched up a hangar rash yesterday on a Super Cub I rebuilt a little over a year ago. Luckily I have paint, catalyst and reducer. I use these. https://www.finishsystems.com/produc...IaAhnxEALw_wcB

    Cal a Poly Fiber dealer and they can probably sell you smaller quantities.
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    I use acrylic nail polish on my truck, plane and other toys.

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    The smallest amount Poly Fiber would sell me was a quart. I like the nail polish idea! Especially if it’s small areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe McMillen View Post
    The smallest amount Poly Fiber would sell me was a quart. I like the nail polish idea! Especially if it’s small areas.
    And it comes in a thousand colors

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    How did you only get a couple of small chips in a cub covered in 07? I haven't even finished my project and have more than a couple of chips already.
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    I went to the cosmetics section at Fred Meyer and couldn’t find insignia white? Then I went to Stoddards and couldn’t find the cosmetics section. Anyone know an Avon lady that carries Piper colors?
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    Just get a paint touch up pen. They make them in every color imaginable. Any auto paint code that matches.

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    I guess in the grand scheme of things I don't see the paint being that expensive. I guess I have seen the issues when I tried to fix paint when someone touched up bad spots with spray paint, enamel and all kinds of other stuff and the issues that caused.
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    I touch up using the same Imron or Aerothane used for the plane. Just make sure you use fresh catalyst. The paint never goes bad. I use paint dabbers from the auto finish store or Amazon. The dabbers make touching up easy.

    https://www.finishsystems.com/produc...pM1KQ0XcjSRoCh

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    By the time I got my Cub put togther, rigged, troubleshot, etc....it has a ton of areas needing touchup. I'm a clutz I gues. lol

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