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Old 08-20-2010, 02:28 PM
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Default Paint Pen Results

Has anyone used the factory touch up paint pens? If so how did it turn out? I have a few chips here and there that I want to get rid of. Just wondering if the pens actually make the areas look factory or if it is noticeable that it is a fill in paint job.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:38 PM
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I hate pens, and I do paint touch up 10-15 times a week, lol. My process (might be long but works well):

-clean chips
-take 2000 grit sand paper, punch a hole in it with a hole puncher. Now take that little circle that was left over, and a pencil/pen. Using the beck of your pencil, sand the chip down a little bit.
-the paint chip is now prepped
-Get a BOTTLE of touch up paint. Get a tooth pick
-dip your tooth pick into the bottle, and place the tooth pick that has paint only on the tip inside the chip, let gravity pull the paint down into the chip (best way to get a nice uniform and flat fill)
-waiting 15 min between coats, put enough paint on that your chip is actually overfilled and you have a "bubble" of dried paint that is above your paint of the surrounding area.
-get some 2000 paper again, and soak it in water for 15 min
-wet sand the "bubbles" flat, so they are even with the surrounding paint.
-buff out the scratch marks
-Done!

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keep in mind darker color will hide this much better then lighter colors

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Old 08-20-2010, 02:43 PM
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Damn 10-15 times a week!!?? I'll give the process a try and if it ends up being more than a 5 time a week process, I'll deal with the chips. lol
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:50 PM
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Damn 10-15 times a week!!?? I'll give the process a try and if it ends up being more than a 5 time a week process, I'll deal with the chips. lol
sorry what I mean to say there was that out of all of the cars I detail in a week 10-15 of them involve some kind of paint touch up. Once you do this once, you will not have to do it again... sorry for the confusion.

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Old 08-20-2010, 02:53 PM
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Oh my bad man....thought 10-15 times sounded a little odd. I'm gonna order some paint and give it a shot.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:58 PM
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give this a read if you have never remove sand marks from paint:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/clean...our-paint.html

the biggest tip I can give you, when you are doing your final sanding/leveling of the bubbles DOT NOT PRESS HARD ON THE SAND PAPER, you don't want to sand through your clear coat in the surrounding areas, simply use light pressure and let the paper do the work for you (sand a couple times, wipe with a clean towel, run your fingers across the bubble to see if you feel a difference, if you do not feel any difference you are done). Also, use a small portion of the paper, fold into a smaller piece, so that you are mostly sanding the filled chip and not the surrounding area.... after all that is what you are trying to level.

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Old 08-20-2010, 03:02 PM
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thanks for all the info man
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:15 PM
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Paint Pens honestly are not worth it if not applied right they look like crap. I have had both good luck and back luck with the paint pens. But when I did my last scratch you can notice it right away. My ex did her blue focus on the passanger door and even thoe the color matches they scratch is still noticible. I'd say if your good at it fill your knicks in then try and find a plastic film to put on the part that has the rock chips.
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