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  • help touching up marks on composite?

    Posted by Mark Johnston on May 10, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    hi team

    we have a few small but noticeable marks on a folded composite sign. does anyone have a trick for hiding marks on composite?

    it is not a scratch or anything deep, it is more like small marks of rubbing where two sheets have polished off a bit of the coating.

    thanks for any pointers.

    Mark Johnston replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • RobertLambie

    Administrator
    May 12, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Mark

    I think you can disguise a mark so that it is “less” noticeable, mate. But you are never going to make it look the same. It is the same with things that have been powder-coated, they are extremely difficult to hide chips, scratches and stuff. If you are saying this is “abrasion” damage, I would think that would be harder than a little scratch to fill.

    That said, there are touch-up brushes and pens you can buy from the likes of Halfords. I would think that would be a good starting point. Also, it might be a good idea to take a cutting of the composite with you for reference.

  • Mark Johnston

    Member
    May 13, 2024 at 10:14 am

    thanks rob
    we have bought a couple of touch up paints to try and get a match the colour but both are doing nothing other than making it a bit less noticeable. this picture is not the sign it is just some tests. we think that even if the colour was exact you can still see it is paint and not sprayed. 🤬😫

  • RobertLambie

    Administrator
    May 14, 2024 at 2:29 am

    Is that dark grey composite, Mark?
    this area looks the better match but certainly isn’t hiding it very well.

  • Mark Johnston

    Member
    May 14, 2024 at 10:31 am

    Some are finger dabs and others brush applied. the one you have pointed out looks better in the picture but when you tip the composite in a different light the other ones are better and the better one looks worse. 😫😂

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