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Question DetailsAsked on 6/1/2011

aluminum window surround touch up?

Hi I have windows in my house with the black aluminum surround. There are places where I got paint on the surround, and when I tried to scrape it off with a razor blade the black finish came off. I've looked all over for a product to use for touch ups. I have tried black paint and sharpie, but they are not a good match.Does anyone know of something that works?

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    You've cut through the black anodizing.. a process to keep aluminum from oxidizing. You may be hard pressed to make a perfect match.. but black fingernail polish might be easiest.. unless you have a LOT of scratches. Most people will not notice if your fix is slightly off. If it's black.. you may still see the flaw.. but only because you are looking for it. The alternate fixes get much more involved.. new aluminum trim, or trim to cover the old.

    Best Wishes, HandyguyJ

    Answered 9 years ago by handyguyJ

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