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Best paint pen for touch up

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by cdjudd, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Oct 28, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    cdjudd

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    I am looking to find a black paint pen to do some touch up and some knicks. I know majority of these won't be perfect but I am looking to just get relatively close. Does anyone have any experience with certain manufactures of this particular issue? Thanks
     
  2. Oct 28, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    808inDa503

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    Don’t they have OEM touch up paint pens for your color? I have a silver rig and Toyota made a silver touch up paint for mine. They also have OEM clear coat pen as well.

    If your filling small rock chips I suggest cleaning the chip with rubbing alcohol and then applying a 50/50 paint and clear coat into the chip with a tooth pick. It’ll save you time on wet sanding/polishing the paint flush.
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    Dealer paint pen match was best for me, silver. The dup-color crap was darker or maybe a hint yellower on mine.
     
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    Any reason you use rubbing alcohol rather than isopropyl?
     
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    I believe it’s the same thing.
     
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    Awesome. I will look into these options. I appreciate the feedback guys
     
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    I just went to the dealer and asked for a touch up pen for my color of truck. $10. They had to order but it was here in 3 days.
     
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    Its not. Rubbing alcohol is ethanol. Its more volitile and honestly should not be used on your paint.

    Use isopropyl alcohol diluted 1:2 with water on your paint.
     
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    So why does it come up as isopropyl alcohol when I google rubbing alcohol?
     
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    When you touch up the chip, use a cardboard matchstick cut at an angle and use the least amount to provide color match. Then fill the depression with clear. If you don't have a separate clear, the fill the entire chip with color. Then (after fully dry) level with a razor, sandpaper and compound. Google Kevin Tetz chip repair for a video. An old timer painter taught me the matchstick trick and the method Kevin shows. The chip will pretty much disappear.
     
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    OP, you ever get your paint?

    I have a few rock chips on my black truck
     
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    I've used Dr. Color Chip products for years on my '96 BMW Z3 and bought a kit for my new 2020 AG Tacoma, too.

    https://www.drcolorchip.com/
     

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