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My dad used touchup paint over a scratch!! What can I do now?!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by acmair, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    acmair

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    The back of my 07 Camry got keyed a few weeks ago. I got home to see my dad went ahead and put some touch up paint over it. Now it looks horrible!!

    Is there any quick solution to this? Is there anything I can get rid of the paint with, then use some scratch solution, like Scratch X to remove the scratch?

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    You could buff it up a bit with a Buffing Compound and the Wax it. You might not even need to use scratch removal it it ends up blending well.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    How deep was the scratch? Was it down to the metal, or just a small scratch that didn't go through the paint?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:40 AM
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    Nice find Gary. I have some chips I need to touch up but was reluctant to because of the blob factor.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    If you are afraid of the blobs, you can use a nib file to remove some of the material then sand with 600 grit paper on a small block to get it level, follow with a polishing compound like 3M Finesse It on a small wheel attached to a drill. It should come up real nice.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    brake parts cleaner removes touch up paint without harming the original paint.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    acmair

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    I just tried it and it worked like a charm! THANKS!
     
  9. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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  10. Jun 29, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    No prob! A paintless dent repair guy turned me on to that a couple years ago.
     
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