Recommendations for Ludwig BD Hoop Touch Up Paint

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  1. squidart

    squidart Very well Known Member

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    Any suggestions for an off-the-shelf black paint with the approximate sheen/hue of 60s Luddy hoops? I'm sure they'll need a total repaint or replacement down the road but looking for a temporary cosmetic fix. Thanks!
     
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    Satin black rattle can.
     
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    squidart Very well Known Member

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    ^^^Probably good for a quick overall jobby. I should have specified that I'm wanting to brush over gouges and flaked off areas.
     
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    Brushed on paint doesn't fill gouges and chips any better than spray. Some just use a Sharpie to touch up until a full strip, fill and repaint.
     
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    Yeah my first thought was sharpie but thought there might be something closer to that sheen in a hobby paint. Thanks. I'm probably way overthinking this.
     
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    I agree with the advice given above because I've done them on several hoops. A Sharpie does a fantastic job for little touchups. If it's too big of a job for a sharpie then a satin black spray can gets it done. It truly does look very good, and it's easy.
     
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    Thanks all for your help. Warming up the sharpie for action!
     
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    A sharpie is okay depending on the size of your defects. I like to do spray cans of cheap glossy black ($1 at H.Depot) when I redo hoops. For small areas, I'd use painter's tape on your inlay, then shoot lightly from a distance (maybe 2') to get the paint on the areas and then you can add more or go in closer if needed. [When I do a full resto, I take out the inlay, lightly sand then fully paint them.]
     
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