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"The Doctor ToGeR" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I appreciate that all paintwork suffers from the rigours of
>I am looking at buying a younger Disco and wondered if anyone could
>advise me of what is the "best" production colour paint on a Disco
>that will weather greenlaning marks and scratches? My current Disco is
>Caprice Turqoise and scratches as soon as you look at it :-(
Caprise is a Mica or Metallic colour which has a lacquered finish,
Lacquer finishes are notorious for showing up scratches simply because
scratched lacquer always shows up as white which is exaggerated even
more against the coloured basecoat background underneath.
Solid colours are slightly better because they can easily be worked or
polished but watch out for certain solid none metallic colours that are
Most coloured paint finishes when scratched will still show as white
without actually penetrating through the top surface.
White probably is the best colour to go for because the pigment is
after all still white and tends not to be as obvious when scratched.
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