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Old 02-09-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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DFW: Touch Up Paint (recommendations)

Well, I was able to replace my antenna assembly today but along with it came a few scratches and such. I have never tried touching up myself so if the price is right, I'd like to pay someone to fix them for me.

Does anyone recommend a business in the DFW area, mainly in the north Fort Worth area that will do this for me cheap?
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:13 PM   #2
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Don't waste your money. You can do touch ups very very easily on your own.

Put up a picture of the damage it might not even need a touch up.
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If it helps, I just bought my touch up paint off of Amazon from a place called touchupdirect and it matches perfectly. For $33.00 I got primer, paint and clear coat. Also cam with sand paper gloves and cleaning pads.

If you go that route definitely get the clear to go with it.
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I just picked up the 1E7 paint stick from the dealership. Bad idea?
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As long as that code is the correct code for your paint you should be good.
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As long as that code is the correct code for your paint you should be good.
It is. Whats the best way to do this?
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I would try to find a touch up brush with a really small tip and try to keep the touch ups as small as possible.

The colour from a touch up will never match 100% so it's important to keep it as small as possible
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For small scratches/chips, I use a cardboard match. Not the end that lights, but the other end that is torn from the book. Dip just the edge of the match in a little paint and gently dab to transfer it to the scratch or chip. Let it dry and add a little more to build up the layer if needed. Apply small amounts instead of a big dollop.
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For small scratches/chips, I use a cardboard match. Not the end that lights, but the other end that is torn from the book. Dip just the edge of the match in a little paint and gently dab to transfer it to the scratch or chip. Let it dry and add a little more to build up the layer if needed. Apply small amounts instead of a big dollop.
That's an awesome idea I have to try that.

We use proper touch up brushes and it's impossible to keep the touch up small so we usually take the tip off and just use the plastic end.
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for touchup work I typically use 000 paint brushes from the artist supply store. I think its the smallest brush they carry. Less is more with paint touchup.

it will never look perfect (sorry) but it'll be a lot better. Even with correct paint code, the paint match may be off a bit. Tough to match silver or gold basecoats exactly.
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I've used a toothpick to dab and gently spread the paint with excellent results. It's also easier to keep any paint off unblemished areas. First, I started with a very inconspicuous area in which to create my technique and worked from there. As Mr. Sparkle stated, very fine brushes from an artist supply store are excellent to use.
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my buddy has used Dr. Colorchip on his BMWs with great success, im going to give it a shot once the weather warms up and report back. Not cheap but it worked well for him.

www.drcolorchip.com
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