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    What to use to cover up scratched paint on steel?

    I'm accumulating numerous scratches on my frame. A few are pretty big and all the way through the paint. What can i put on the steel to keep it from rusting?? A Simple solution is what I'm looking for!

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    I use the wife's fingernail polish as a touch up paint. Works like a charm. You can even use clear polish as a clearcoat.

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    I've used fingernail polish. But I've recently found automotive touch-up paint to work best. There's a huge selection of touch-up paint at most automotive parts stores.

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    I've used......

    Ladies fingernail polish. It is cheap, available in crap-loads of colors, and it lasts! (but use a small bristle model type brush, much easier to control)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookykinkajou
    I'm accumulating numerous scratches on my frame. A few are pretty big and all the way through the paint. What can i put on the steel to keep it from rusting?? A Simple solution is what I'm looking for!
    Automotive touch up paint is good. Comes in small tubes with a brush. I don't sweat exact colour match or trying to hide the repair. Scratches are a history of your rides.

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    I was looking more towards just something Clear. to be honest i dont really care if it matches. clear, yellow, whatever. as long as it works and isn't high maintenance. thanks for the input!

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    use clear nail polish. It works really good, and its only $1-2 / bottle. One bottle works for a long time.

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