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Old 19th July 2014, 13:18   #16
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Awesome work!
Must admire your attention to detail. It must have taken quite a lot of patience to wait for the next day to start the next stage

Would really like to take a closer look.. Could you please post some more pictures from various angles, whenever possible?

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Old 19th July 2014, 15:31   #17
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Awesome work!
Must admire your attention to detail. It must have taken quite a lot of patience to wait for the next day to start the next stage

Would really like to take a closer look.. Could you please post some more pictures from various angles, whenever possible?

Thanks & cheers!
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Thanks sam,and yes lots and lots of patience
I will be posting more pics as soon as possible

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Old 19th July 2014, 16:42   #18
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Amazing! That is one helluva DIY there. Matte black on any automobile looks killer.
Be careful at the college lot now though.
Even a tiny scratch will bring in great agony now.
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Amazing Amazing Job kn09! Your detailed description made it look facile.. but it's an enormously cumbersome task. Kudos!
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Super DIY mate. Like many others said, the holidays were well spent. You have executed the job perfectly.
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I was never expecting that finish with a Bosny paint can. The end result is simply amazing.

My only experience with a Bosny paint can, was during my college days, when for some reason I decided to paint my Reebok shoes black, and it was a disaster
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My only experience with a Bosny paint can, was during my college days, when for some reason I decided to paint my Reebok shoes black, and it was a disaster
This is hilarious I have tried painting my old Nokia N70 which was a disaster for the first time.
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11.Front number plate sticker =60/-
Only Material OR Material + Alphabets & Digits Cutting + Pasting ?

Good job!
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Old 25th July 2014, 21:06   #24
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Only Material OR Material + Alphabets & Digits Cutting + Pasting ?

Good job!
material+alphabets&digits=60/-
pasting-DIY
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Old 6th August 2014, 21:09   #25
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Guys,The paintjob has gone for a toss,its been two weeks since my college started and lots of scratches and a big dent,Apparently some brainless people sat on my scooter and the scooter fell down.To add to this while filling petrol the guy at the fuel station spilled fuel on the body and there is slight discoloration :(
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Guys,The paintjob has gone for a toss,its been two weeks since my college started and lots of scratches and a big dent,Apparently some brainless people sat on my scooter and the scooter fell down.To add to this while filling petrol the guy at the fuel station spilled fuel on the body and there is slight discoloration
Ouch Kailash! One of the things which I hate about our college parking is morons making bikes/scooters their chilling places. They are not even careful while getting on and off it and in the process mistakenly rub their footwear's soles on the body; once I had a big scratch on my bike's tank because of this.

But we have to live with it, the perils of maintaining a dark colored vehicle will haunt us always.

Can't the dent be fixed? What about paint touch-up?

-Bhargav
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Ouch Kailash! One of the things which I hate about our college parking is morons making bikes/scooters their chilling places. They are not even careful while getting on and off it and in the process mistakenly rub their footwear's soles on the body; once I had a big scratch on my bike's tank because of this.

But we have to live with it, the perils of maintaining a dark colored vehicle will haunt us always.

Can't the dent be fixed? What about paint touch-up?

-Bhargav
You are so true about the morons making bikes and scooters their chilling places,and the dent can only be fixed at a service station,the touch-up paint will just cover the scratches but just covering scratches will make colour difference
Will post the pics of the dents.
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Guys,The paintjob has gone for a toss,its been two weeks since my college started and lots of scratches and a big dent,Apparently some brainless people sat on my scooter and the scooter fell down.To add to this while filling petrol the guy at the fuel station spilled fuel on the body and there is slight discoloration :(
Your attention to detail is amazing and also you took a lot of efforts in the DIY. but IMO, PU paint would have been more durable than Bosny which is an acrylic epoxy based paint. I have used Bosny for a long time and it is best suitable for delicate objects and not so suitable for such a job. I have used it to restore piano black finishes, discoloured objects and also to touch up my cars scratches.

The disadvantage of this paint is
1. It can get damaged even by exposure to alcohol whereas the PU paint on the car can be cleaned safely with alcohol.
2. Much easily damaged by solvents like Thinner, etc compared to PU. That's why petrol caused a stain.
3. Though the paint dries up in minutes or an hour, it takes around a week to harden, before which it can easily get damaged by heavy pressure, prolonged contact with other surfaces etc.


Since you have already taken up and completed this task, I would suggest this:
1. Repaint the damaged panels.
2. Leave the scoot standing in the sun for a day.
3. Go to a garage and get a few coats of matte lacquer or a matte clear coat sprayed.

This will give good durablity and a better depth to the matte finish.
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Guys,
I need help in finding a good painter in Mumbai to paint my Vespa as my existing paint has started coming out.I wish to paint it Gloss Black with white stripes DIY: Vespa painted Matte Black!-201209241744.jpg
something similar to this without the number.
Preferably some painter with a paint booth, to ensure that i get factory finish.
I have seen paint jobs done out in the open and the finishing of these jobs are really bad.
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