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DFW: Touch Up Paint (recommendations)

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ShaneHD, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Feb 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM
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    ShaneHD

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    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?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2014 at 4:13 PM
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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.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2014 at 5:10 AM
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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.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2014 at 3:19 PM
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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.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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    It is. Whats the best way to do this?
     
  8. Feb 10, 2014 at 11:58 PM
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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
     
  9. Feb 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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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.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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    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.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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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.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2014 at 4:57 AM
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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.
     
  13. Mar 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM
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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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