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paint chips & touchup paint (brush on vs. aerosol)

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Old September 22nd 04, 04:44 AM
Steve W.
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Default 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
> >primer/paint.
> >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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Old September 22nd 04, 03:40 PM
Childfree Scott
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I'd use an air brush to fix the places you describe. Spray cans suck.

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