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is there a trick to touching up Super White 040 ?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by TacoTitan11, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    TacoTitan11

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    wetsand?
    lankda?
    anyone with superwhite have good success?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Pugga

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    Yeah, don't :mad:

    Subbed, I really hope someone has had some success with touching up a superwhite short of a professional painter!
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    You're fortunate because it's a solid colour. Metallics/pearls are impossible to touch up, and look decent. That said, even with a solid colour, when you touch up it's going to look like a touch up does...

    I wouldn't suggest wet-sanding it, just because there isn't much clear on these trucks, and white can be a tricky colour to determine when you've sanded enough down... You can easily burn through, then you're pooched.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Boerseun

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    You can do it. White is probably one of the easier colors to touch up.
    Fill the chip or scratch with several thin layers until it sits higher than the surrounding paint. Wet sand with the paper around your finger, just going lightly over the top of the high area - just the touch up paint. When you are flush, add a coat of clear. after it is dry, sand again, but stop before you are flush with the surrounding. It will take a while, but it is possible to do a good job.
    I did it on my wife's white car and you have to really look for it to find it. The same process on my metallic silver and it is still very visible, although protected from rust, so it's still good.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    I asked a guy who owns a shop and he said if you are just trying to touch up a small area then just cut a paper match in half lengthwise and use it to dab the paint onto the area and let gravity level it. Idk if this actually works though, I haven't tried it yet.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    good advice, thanks!!!
     
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