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Repainting a Kenwood TKR-850

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I was given a Kenwood TKR-850-1 Ver. 2.0 the radio cub had put labels on the front with their call sign TX/RX freqs and PL tones, what ever they used to remove them took the paint off also. I want to tape off the good areas and re-spray the areas where the bare metal is showing. Any ideas on what paint I should use? The Kenwood logo UHF FM Repeater TKR-850 is fine, just a 6x4 section of bare metal is showing. Im also taking to my tech to go through it, bench test and give the internals a good cleaning as it the fan has a lot of dust on it too
 

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I was looking for a bit of a faster fix, like a flat black etching spray paint
If it was me, I'd probably get a can of black 'wrinkle paint' and be done with it. Remove the faceplate and everything you can, sand it down to scuff up the gloss, wipe it down with alcohol to clean any grease/oil off, follow up with some primer, then the wrinkle paint. The wrinkle paint will hide any imperfections nicely.
 
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If it was me, I'd probably get a can of black 'wrinkle paint' and be done with it. Remove the faceplate and everything you can, sand it down to scuff up the gloss, wipe it down with alcohol to clean any grease/oil off, follow up with some primer, then the wrinkle paint. The wrinkle paint will hide any imperfections nicely.
This is what I was thinking, I'm going to tape-off the logo and model, sand it down, spray an etching primer and then a flat black. It has other blemishes I may just tape off the labels and re-spray the whole case, I have an auto-body shop I can use after hours. He has every color of flat black PPG makes!
 
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