Finish Repair

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  1. fierce_freak

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    Hope this is the right place to put this thread and that I haven't missed something like this out there already. Perhaps my search-fu is weak.

    I just got an Yggdrasil in with black finish. It looks awesome. Two problems:

    1. Now I want any piece of Schiit I get to match black yggy. I want a Freya and maybe eventually a Vidar. Getting black Schiit is always tough (if it will even be possible this time). First-world problems.

    2. There's a relatively small scratch on the face of yggy - normally not a big deal, but it sticks out pretty bad with the black finish. Rather than deal with fighting over a return (ebay) and trying to find another one, I'd like to just pretty this one up a bit if I can manage it.

    so, purpose of the thread...anyone have suggestions on how to repair the finish on amps/dacs, particularly the black finish Schiit uses? I'm sure I could use a black marker or something similar, but I'm afraid that'd look even worse. Maybe someone out there has a good way to deal with scratches (aside from just deal with it haha).
     

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    Black hammertone paint. I picked some generic stuff up to touch up my gungnir multibit.
     
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    Thanks, appreciate the reply!

    Surprised that works, haha. Did you mask around the area and just spray or did you brush it on?

    Attaching a photo of the scratch...terrible placement haha
     

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    Scratches are the reason why black Schiit exists in the first place. If it wouldn't be for that scratch on you Yggy... :)
     
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    That particular paint has this in the Q&A - "This stuff is glossy".

    Sounds like @zerodeefex found a close match as far as paint.

    Based on imagining (rather than experience) and with your particulars, I think that I would apply the paint with something like a toothpick or a very fine artists brush, right down in the scratch, covering only the exposed silver and having a rag or paper towels to wipe off (quickly) any paint that I got on the black finish.

    I think that would improve the appearance from a short distance. You would probably still be able to see where the scratches were, up close. That would look better than now, I think, but not perfect.

    Edit: Perfect or something close, would likely require something that would not be "do it yourself" type of work. But, maybe someone has a better idea.
     
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    I think paint plus toothpick will probably do. I emailed schiit about it, too, and that's their recommendation.

    For the time being I just used a sharpie pen (the thin pen type, not marker style). Looks fine from more than two feet away. Close up you can tell where the scratch is due to lack of fill, but not awful. I'll grab the paint in a week or two and give it a shot (schedule too crazy right now).

    Thanks guys!
     
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    A small bottle of flat black nail polish could work too.
     
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    I didn't know there was such a thing as flat black nail polish. I need to get out more.
     
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    Just in case you have not thought of this, you don't have to limit your choices to liquid paint. If your first choice only comes in spray paint form, you can spray enough of it into/onto something disposable and use the resulting liquid that comes from that.
     
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    Whatever you decide, try it on the bottom or back first.
     
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    Lol, good call
     

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