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Paint chip touch up...

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ETaco23, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Final some descent weather and temp this coming weekend. I thaught I would get me a dremel and final get rid of the rusted big chip on my right front fender. Then hit it with some touch up paint.
    Just wondering if there anything else I should do or any tips in doing this? thanks a ton!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Use a toothpick not the brush to apply the paint. Allow the paint to fill in the chip.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    Today I used the brush on a chip. So far, results with the brush don't seem as good as I thought. Although, paint match is spot on. Tomorrow I will try with the tooth pic for sure!
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Cool. I got the brush and pen. So maybe I can use the pen and just let the fill in the chip? Or is the tooth pic better? My chip is maybe the size of a pee, bc Its been there rusted for 4-5 years.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    It's an affordable DIY chip repair. I've been using it on all the vehicles I own. It's really cool....

    Usually when you apply touch-up paints, the paint actually shrinks into the chip. YOu have to apply multipl layers to get it to be flush with the rest of the paint. The Langka kit has a white paste that you rub on the touch up that removes the 'blobs' left over from the touchup paint. You can rub it flat and depending on the color/how deep - you can make them totally un-noticable.

    Metallic colors are harder to blend in than flat colors.

    Oh yeah, you should remove the rust first.... somehow...
     
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