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#1 justincredible04

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

Has anyone tried filling in paint on a shaft? I got a shaft and there is a run mark. The only problem is it’s right on top at address. Anyone have idea for paint? The other issue is that it’s a neon green as it’s a GD AD MT. Does the little paint matcher thing at Home Depot work on graphite?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:13 AM

It's not very common so can't say what type of paint might do the job.  Would have to be pliable enough not to crack with all the flexing.  

More frequently you'll see folks using 'skins' to change the color of a shaft.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:12 AM

Not sure if it will work for your application, but I've wet sanded scratches on my Recoil iron shafts and buffed using Glanzwax. Results were good.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:28 AM

Sorry to say it, but If you have an obvious run mark in a GD shaft there is a strong possibility it is a fake.  Their quality control is first rate.  I imagine very few shafts ever leave the factory with a blatant blemish  in the paint.

I have to imagine you didnít buy it new or it would surely be going back to the seller for an exchange.

Edited by Jagpilotohio, 18 May 2018 - 08:30 AM.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:56 AM

Really no different than autobody painting.  Sand. Prep. Paint. Clear coat.  The problem is getting it to match exactly or being in a hurry and botching the job.  If you search WRX, I'm sure there a few threads on painting shafts.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:35 AM

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:36 AM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 18 May 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

Sorry to say it, but If you have an obvious run mark in a GD shaft there is a strong possibility it is a fake.  Their quality control is first rate.  I imagine very few shafts ever leave the factory with a blatant blemish  in the paint.

I have to imagine you didn’t buy it new or it would surely be going back to the seller for an exchange.

I own a few GD shafts. I changed the grip on this one and it looked legit. It has the sticker and the serial sticker still attached. Even the little circle GD sticker was still on there.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:30 PM

View Postjustincredible04, on 18 May 2018 - 10:36 AM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 18 May 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

Sorry to say it, but If you have an obvious run mark in a GD shaft there is a strong possibility it is a fake.  Their quality control is first rate.  I imagine very few shafts ever leave the factory with a blatant blemish  in the paint.

I have to imagine you didnít buy it new or it would surely be going back to the seller for an exchange.

I own a few GD shafts. I changed the grip on this one and it looked legit. It has the sticker and the serial sticker still attached. Even the little circle GD sticker was still on there.

Believe he thought you had a paint run like your first post said and not a rub mark.  You might be able to get a close match with Tamiya paints but it will eventually wear and need to be applied again

Edited by goondawg , 18 May 2018 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:20 PM

View Postgoondawg, on 18 May 2018 - 12:30 PM, said:

View Postjustincredible04, on 18 May 2018 - 10:36 AM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 18 May 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

Sorry to say it, but If you have an obvious run mark in a GD shaft there is a strong possibility it is a fake.  Their quality control is first rate.  I imagine very few shafts ever leave the factory with a blatant blemish  in the paint.

I have to imagine you didn’t buy it new or it would surely be going back to the seller for an exchange.

I own a few GD shafts. I changed the grip on this one and it looked legit. It has the sticker and the serial sticker still attached. Even the little circle GD sticker was still on there.

Believe he thought you had a paint run like your first post said and not a rub mark.  You might be able to get a close match with Tamiya paints but it will eventually wear and need to be applied again

Argh! Yes rub, not run. Stupid phone! I think I might just put on clear nail polish and demo the shaft

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:27 PM

What about finding some good quality automotive graphics material and cutting out a strip you can apply around the shaft like a stripe to cover up the damage?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:40 PM

View PostNessism, on 18 May 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

What about finding some good quality automotive graphics material and cutting out a strip you can apply around the shaft like a stripe to cover up the damage?

I thought about that, but was unsure if that color was easy to find. If it was black that’s probably what I would’ve done

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:51 PM

View Postjustincredible04, on 18 May 2018 - 01:40 PM, said:

View PostNessism, on 18 May 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

What about finding some good quality automotive graphics material and cutting out a strip you can apply around the shaft like a stripe to cover up the damage?

I thought about that, but was unsure if that color was easy to find. If it was black that’s probably what I would’ve done

Use a contrasting color and pretend it's supposed to be there.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

View Postjustincredible04, on 18 May 2018 - 01:20 PM, said:

View Postgoondawg, on 18 May 2018 - 12:30 PM, said:

View Postjustincredible04, on 18 May 2018 - 10:36 AM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 18 May 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

Sorry to say it, but If you have an obvious run mark in a GD shaft there is a strong possibility it is a fake.  Their quality control is first rate.  I imagine very few shafts ever leave the factory with a blatant blemish  in the paint.

I have to imagine you didn’t buy it new or it would surely be going back to the seller for an exchange.

I own a few GD shafts. I changed the grip on this one and it looked legit. It has the sticker and the serial sticker still attached. Even the little circle GD sticker was still on there.

Believe he thought you had a paint run like your first post said and not a rub mark.  You might be able to get a close match with Tamiya paints but it will eventually wear and need to be applied again

Argh! Yes rub, not run. Stupid phone! I think I might just put on clear nail polish and demo the shaft

Hahaha!  LOL.  Literally!  Yes.  I thought you meant a factory blemish. A Rub mark is a different issue.  Clear nail polish will protect it from further damage.

If it really bothers you, you can take it to an auto body place and they can paint match, airbrush it and clear coat it.  

Far too expensive I would guess though.  I’m lucky.  A buddy of mine owns  a shop a half mile from me.  I Buy one of his guys a pizza and a 6 pack and it looks like new....but of course I’d probably just spray out the whole thing with a really cool custom paint. Maybe a Porsche or Lamborghini color..
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

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[quote name='Nessism' timestamp='1526668042' post='17377018']What about finding some good quality automotive graphics material and cutting out a strip you can apply around the shaft like a stripe to cover up the damage?[/quote]

I thought about that, but was unsure if that color was easy to find. If it was black that’s probably what I would’ve done
[/quote]

Use a contrasting color and pretend it's supposed to be there.[/quote]

I think I might actually try that because it doesn’t look too difficult

[quote name='Jagpilotohio' timestamp='1526673981' post='17377466'][quote name='justincredible04' timestamp='1526667648' post='17376986']
[quote name='goondawg ' timestamp='1526664615' post='17376740'][quote name='justincredible04' timestamp='1526657816' post='17376082']
[quote name='Jagpilotohio' timestamp='1526650126' post='17375302']Sorry to say it, but If you have an obvious run mark in a GD shaft there is a strong possibility it is a fake.  Their quality control is first rate.  I imagine very few shafts ever leave the factory with a blatant blemish  in the paint.

I have to imagine you didn’t buy it new or it would surely be going back to the seller for an exchange.[/quote]

I own a few GD shafts. I changed the grip on this one and it looked legit. It has the sticker and the serial sticker still attached. Even the little circle GD sticker was still on there.
[/quote]

Believe he thought you had a paint run like your first post said and not a rub mark.  You might be able to get a close match with Tamiya paints but it will eventually wear and need to be applied again[/quote]

Argh! Yes rub, not run. Stupid phone! I think I might just put on clear nail polish and demo the shaft
[/quote]

Hahaha!  LOL.  Literally!  Yes.  I thought you meant a factory blemish. A Rub mark is a different issue.  Clear nail polish will protect it from further damage.

If it really bothers you, you can take it to an auto body place and they can paint match, airbrush it and clear coat it.  

Far too expensive I would guess though.  I’m lucky.  A buddy of mine owns  a shop a half mile from me.  I Buy one of his guys a pizza and a 6 pack and it looks like new....but of course I’d probably just spray out the whole thing with a really cool custom paint. Maybe a Porsche or Lamborghini color..[/quote]

Dang I need that hookup! I think I might either try the vinyl or that thing they do with a small strip and a hair dryer. Or even some striping tape I got for a sight line.

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