Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Sealing the hole in the paint is critical to preventing rust. I would get the touch up paint for your bike from color rite, and fill that in before trying anything else. Gloss black will never be perfect, but you can make that less obvious. If you're careful you can make that look decent from a few feet.
The trick is to use the least amount of paint on the brush as you can..... Touch the bare metal in the middle of the damage with the brush stationary and let the paint flow off the brush. Just enough for it to flow to the damaged edges of the paint, so it can flow into the cracks and seal the edges.
Let that layer dry for at least half an hour. Patience is key. So is moderation.
If you use this technique, it will take more coats than you would think to bring the surface in the damage near the height of the good paint. The color will be close but not perfect, and you could end up with a lip at the edges..... None of which will matter under a tank bag.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."