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paint chips & touchup paint (brush on vs. aerosol)
That depends on how thick you apply the paint. If you have a deep chip
you need to layer it and take your time.
"Mike S." > wrote in message
> In article >, Steve W. >
> >First off DON'T USE THE BRUSH. If you have found a color that
> >matches your paint there are some easy steps to use to fill a chip.
> >1. Clean the area thoroughly with a wax/grease remover.
> >2. Use a pencil type sander (glass fiber made by 3M)
> >3. Clean the area again.
> >4. Spot in primer (if needed) Use a round toothpick to transfer the
> >5. Once dried lightly scuff the primer. Wipe area again.
> >6. Spot in paint as you did the primer. Make it SLIGHTLY higher than
> >surrounding paint.
> >7. Use 1000 grit paper on a small block to sand paint level with
> >surrounding area.
> >8. Buff out area with a good polishing compound.
> >9. Wash the entire car and wax it.
> >10. Watch for more chips........
> The problem with this approach is that most metallic touch-up paints
> to achieve a color match only when they are "blobbed" on. It seems
> the metal chips stay on top and the pigment settles to the bottom.
> you sand down the blob, the color changes (usually darker) and the
> looks worse than if you hadn't levelled the repair in the first place.
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