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Paint for pinstripes?

I'm looking for a small container of green paint to paint a few pinstripes on my trackbike. Not sure exactly sure what I need, but I can't even a place that stocks a decent paint selection. I'm looking for a bright green. I thought of buying Kawi touchup paint, but DGY told me to order through colorrite. They charge 20 bux, plus 10 shipping for a two ounce container. I'd prefer to find a local place and hopefully a bit cheaper. I've tried all the local auto parts stores, walmart, and home depot. I found a Duplicolor green at advance auto parts, but they only have paint for a spray gun.

Anyone know a local spot that carries what I need? Or a cheaper source than colorrite? I don't need an exact factory match, I just want to find a nice looking green and I like the Kawi green. So far it's an $18 paintjob on the rest of the bike, I don't want a green stripe to break the bank.

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testors enamel, thats what i used to paint the trogdor on my 1000's track bodywork and that was almost entirely "pinstriping" sized lines

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Talk to Dan aka Dizzle on CR or facebook. He owns the bodyshop where I got my GSXR 1000 painted at. He is in Alsip and the name of his shop is called midwest customs. (708)259-7729. Tell him G2G sent you
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I'm looking for a small container of green paint to paint a few pinstripes on my trackbike. Not sure exactly sure what I need, but I can't even a place that stocks a decent paint selection. I'm looking for a bright green. I thought of buying Kawi touchup paint, but DGY told me to order through colorrite. They charge 20 bux, plus 10 shipping for a two ounce container. I'd prefer to find a local place and hopefully a bit cheaper. I've tried all the local auto parts stores, walmart, and home depot. I found a Duplicolor green at advance auto parts, but they only have paint for a spray gun.

Anyone know a local spot that carries what I need? Or a cheaper source than colorrite? I don't need an exact factory match, I just want to find a nice looking green and I like the Kawi green. So far it's an $18 paintjob on the rest of the bike, I don't want a green stripe to break the bank.
i live in oswego now and if all you need is a small amount of green thats like a kawi green i can sell you a new 1/3 pint of HOK neon green. reminds me of a kawi green/ the green on those older Castrol oil bottles. pretty kick ass color. i doubt i am gonna use it any time soon. give me 20 and its yours.

OR find a local body shop supply house and go in and buy a a couple ounces of the green shade you wanna buy. tell the guy you want a stright SOLID tint of green in the shade you want and he will show ya and pour you off some.

either way its about 20 bucks for the amount you want and the cool thing is they should have a supply of hand pinstripe brushes to choose from.

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testors enamel, thats what i used to paint the trogdor on my 1000's track bodywork and that was almost entirely "pinstriping" sized lines
Where did you get it?

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hobbyshops sell it and will have the best selection of colors, walmart might still sel it in the models/toys aisle

hobbyshops will also have the fine tip brushes

from the model master line of paints in lacquer:
http://www.testors.com/category/136961/

regular enamels:
http://www.testors.com/category/135897/Enamel_Paints

rc car paints are available in some really out there colors too, its not enamel though so youd want to clear coat over it for max durability

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I have used a place on Ogden Ave in Downers before. Can't remember the name of the place but it is on the south side of the street near belmont-ish.
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I have used a place on Ogden Ave in Downers before. Can't remember the name of the place but it is on the south side of the street near belmont-ish.
East or west of belmont? I work on Belmont a half mile from there, but I never go west on Ogden.

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East of belmont, I think it's just past main street
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Sears? Or is it a specialty shop? That's on my way home, so I'll keep my eye out.

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no, its a small paint shop on the southeast corner of an intersection (can't think of it off the top of my head). I think they have a duplicolor sign hanging outside.
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I'll look for it tonight on my way home

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If you buy RC car paints make sure you look closely at what spray can you are buying if you go that route.

Some cans are specifically for lexan bodies.
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If you buy RC car paints make sure you look closely at what spray can you are buying if you go that route.

Some cans are specifically for lexan bodies.
it comes in bottles too that you can brush on... ive used the stuff on things other than lexan and it really doesnt hurt anything as its an acrylic paint with a lot of flex additives in it, infact if painted onto a smooth enough non porus surface and you made it thick enough you can sometimes peel it off adn have like a static cling sticker thing

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