Painting Switches

BIG E

Active Member
does anybody have an idea about painting the letters on this switch after I paint it black. I have tried a touch up pen from the auto parts store and it made a mess. Thank you
Eric
 

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Dom!!!

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I would try either a 000 pinstriping brush , Or a fine detail brush in general should work. It might sound funny but a toothpick might even work, it's worth a shot.
 

Bellicose

Active Member
Dom!!! said:
It might sound funny but a toothpick might even work, it's worth a shot.


ate, not as funny sounding as you might think. I'm a car painter with 30 years in the trade and i've lost count of the amount of timews i've used a toothpick for jobs exactly like that.
 

RoadRash

Coast to Coast
They're recessed so you SHOULD be able to go over them with the paint and wipe the excess away. Anything above the letter should wipe off, leaving the paint down in the lettering behind.
 

HerrDeacon

Over 1,000 Posts
RoadRash said:
They're recessed so you SHOULD be able to go over them with the paint and wipe the excess away. Anything above the letter should wipe off, leaving the paint down in the lettering behind.

This is how I did it before, worked good. On my last bike however, I didn't even bother doing them, didn't seem to make sense, not like you ever read them, looks much cleaner without them.
 

Dom!!!

New Member
Bellicose said:
ate, not as funny sounding as you might think. I'm a car painter with 30 years in the trade and i've lost count of the amount of timews i've used a toothpick for jobs exactly like that.

Okay I don't feel so bad suggesting that now, Haha
 

BIG E

Active Member
Thanks for the replies I will try the toothpick idea and if that dosent work I will try the others and see what happens.
 

dorT500

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They're recessed so you SHOULD be able to go over them with the paint and wipe the excess away. Anything above the letter should wipe off, leaving the paint down in the lettering behind.
That's how I did it after attempting to use a wooden toothpick...kinda rough. I painted black then waited a few days and just brushed over the lettering and wiped off with my thumb and tight weave fabric damped with rubbing alchohol.
Pics probably be out of order but....

Fuel tank badges also...
 

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