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Old 07-14-2011, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Lets talk about how to paint scratches etc

i need to do this. ive got 19 years worth of scratches lol
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:45 AM
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I just got my order from these guys:

http://www.paintscratch.com/index-button.html

They mix it up based on your vehicles color code and everything. I purchased a few of the basecoat paint pens as well as clearcoat paint pens.

They sell everything from paint pens to gallons as well as the accessories to go along with it (tag rags, wax removers etc.).
And for reference, They will also charge you much more than your local paint store. So, if you can find one near you, go there instead.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:14 PM
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And for reference, They will also charge you much more than your local paint store. So, if you can find one near you, go there instead.
Ended up a pain in the rear to get color matched paint pens locally. If I can't find something after two stores....internet here I come!


And everyone knows the saying....time is money!
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:01 AM
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So, I have a few experiences with this type of thing. I'm going to try and pool them all together, but don't have any solid pictures of any of them .

It can be fixed with touchup paint, sandpaper, and polish. It takes work, but I have seen a 100% repair made this way.
When we get to working on my brother's Mustang, I will make a detailed how-to. But for now, here goes:

1. clean the scratch/chip really good.
2. Prime if bare metal is showing. Let dry
3. Use your choice of paint brush or toothpick to get the basecoat in the scratch. Note: many people say to only get the paint in the scratch. This isn't the only way to do it. You can just use the brush and smear the paint all over the cut and the surrounding paint.
4. When the paint starts to get close to the top and is dry, but BEFORE IT GETS LEVEL, you need to wet sand w/ 2000 grit. All you should sand off is the touchup paint that is not in the scratch (ie. on top of the facroty clearcoat). Then pile on the clear coat until it is a bit ABOVE the exsisting clear coat.
5. Again, use very little pressure when you wet sand w/ 1500-2000 grit sand paper until it is smooth. Tip: using a water solution with a bit of soap will speed up the sanding process.
6. Wet sand all area w/ 3000 grit
7. Polish
8. Wax
You're done.

This has worked for a 100% fix on my friends black camaro. It might show a bit more on lighter cars. Silver seems especially hard to get right.

Never worked with this, but it looks like a promising way to fix chips and scratches w/o sanding: www.drcolorchip.com
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:22 AM
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Here's a tip that works really well--I've heard it from several different body men.
Get the Dupli-Color touch-up paint to match, but instead of using the brush, use an old school match-the cardboard ones that come in a "book". Tear a match out of the book and use the "torn" end for the brush. Works great, less blobs, puts on the perfect amount of paint.
MikeR
wish i knew that before i did it with the brush provided..it looks horrible that way guess i'll have to buff it out a bit
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: Lets talk about how to paint scratches etc

The oxford white touch up pen I bought doesn't match my truck at all....o well, its a truck
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