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Author Topic: Nye Master Key  (Read 437 times)
W3IJD
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« on: February 14, 2004, 12:25:29 AM »

I've got a Nye Master Key which I love.  Bought it used from a friend but it has a small area on the key base where the black hammertone finish has been chipped (just a few centimeters on the corner).   Anyone got any ideas on how to bromg the key back to a like new finish?  Is there such a thing as black hammertone paint?  
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K5PU
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2004, 10:04:29 AM »

I'm not 100% sure but I don't think that is black hammertone paint. All the Nye keys I've had & seen have a sort of black 'wrinkle' paint finish. Well, not exactly a true wrinkle but a rough 'textured' finish anyway. Almost like it is a 'flocked' paint.

However, in either case (depending on the location and size of the area) it is difficult to touch up either hammertone or wrinkle paint and achieve a match. The reason being is that the ultimate look of the finish is a result of a number of factors. For example, the 'wrinkle factor' is affected by how fast it dries (temperature) and/or how thick the paint is applied. A Hammertone finish is a result of a sort of 'chemical reaction' and the results are also affected by temp, etc. and *especially* color matching.

Unless it is a very small area you would probably have better results by repainting the whole base instead of trying to touch up a spot.

But to answer your question, a quick search on google shows both black hammertone & wrinkle paint can be found at Eastwood auto parts:

http://www.appealingauto.com/wrinkle-paint-black-aerosol-12-oz.html

http://www.eastwoodco.com/email/default.asp?T1=10014Z&SRCCODE=1CJBAN8

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