How to Fill Lost Lettering on Your Bike


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wingone01
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Re: How to Fill Lost Lettering on Your Bike

Post by wingone01 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:01 am



Thank you.
I was wondering about how this would interface with lighted buttons. I am currently making the LED conversion on my radio buttons (posted on the How-to site). I was hoping for some way of "cleaning" up the radio buttons, they seem to have gotten a lot of use and show some wear ( I bought the bike used). Although the bike only has 34K miles when I bought it the radio seems to be the most used part on the bike. ;)

Safe Riding



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Re: How to Fill Lost Lettering on Your Bike

Post by erikwillke » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:36 pm

you might be able to dry paint the letters. It's an old plastic modelers trick. mix the paint 1 to 1 with thinner. dip your brush and then dab the brush on a paper towel. then you'll brush the thinned paint into the groove for the letters, wiping off the over-brushing. If you use enamel paint it should show pretty good in the daytime and allow the light to pass through at night. don't go too heavy on the paint and you should be ok, especially if you're using bright LEDs.
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Re: How to Fill Lost Lettering on Your Bike

Post by wingone01 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:25 pm

Thank you
Will definitely give it a try. Everything on the bike is in great shape except the radio/cassette player. Numerous scratches and the stenciling is wearing off the buttons.

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Re: How to Fill Lost Lettering on Your Bike

Post by Mag » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:19 am

I did all that, and around the ignition ring.....been that way for a year so far.....still looks nice......I used crayons.

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Re: How to Fill Lost Lettering on Your Bike

Post by OldZX11Rider » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:52 pm

Glad I took the time to read this. Going to have to try it. Best thing is, already have a bunch of the grandkids "stuff" here. I'm sure I can find a box if crayons. Just can't let grandma see me take'em. :lol:
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Re: How to Fill Lost Lettering on Your Bike

Post by hotwire » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:40 pm

I've got a three year old grandson who likes to hang out with me, so explaining crayons in the garage wouldn't be a problem for me, Lol :lol: :lol: The hair bungees I use to secure my phone on my 1500 because the holder needs replaced: now that could be an issue, double Lol :lol: :lol:



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