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Touch up paint pen?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Josh-L, Aug 10, 2022.

  1. Aug 10, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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    Josh-L

    Josh-L [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got a pretty good rock chip on my mirror yesterday. My truck is silver sky metallic I think it’s called. What’s the best match touch up paint pen?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2022 at 8:35 AM
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    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    Silver sky metallic
     
  3. Aug 10, 2022 at 8:44 AM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My truck identifies as a Prius.

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    Oh look, another mod....

    I don't know if this is the best, but it's the one that I used to touch up a few rock chips on my Taco. After a few weeks, I couldn't spot where they were originally.

    https://touchuppaintfactory.com/col...8ZfIDV0Mm1BMPdICgXfm-wCZ2S7skJQQaAnGUEALw_wcB
     
  4. Aug 10, 2022 at 8:56 AM
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    Millhouse516

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    Yeah pretty much what this guy said. You can get the touch up pens from the dealer and just need to know the paint code. According to that Amazon link it's 1D6.

    I think when I looked into it I was looking into third party options at first until I realized that I could just pick up the exact paint matches at the dealer for like $11 (a year or two ago). You'll probably also want a clear coat pen to put over the paint too.

    I never got around to putting the clear coat pen on and didn't make a big effort in blending it in. But my main concern was rust too.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2022 at 9:16 AM
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    Don’t use the brush that comes with it, it lays down way too much paint. In the old days I used the end of a paper match cut and an angle. Now I used a fine tip hobby brush.
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  7. Aug 10, 2022 at 1:17 PM
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    Many people seek the advice from others on this forum and mostly they got decent opinions and they are appreciated. This type of response is bullshit and degrades the integrity of forums. You sir, are an asshole! Own it.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2022 at 1:22 PM
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    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    Lol
     
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My truck identifies as a Prius.

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    Oh look, another mod....
    Well, his response wasn't wrong. The OP does need that color. :D
     
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    I use one of these for touch up and its amazing.

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  11. Aug 10, 2022 at 2:04 PM
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    Kyebasse

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    We welcome all kind of responses. Comedy, sarcastic or serious comments. I for one enjoy reading such type of responses.
     
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    use the Toyota one if you just want to paint it over to prevent rust
    but do invest in one of those tools others have posted above, you can buy the color matching Toyota touch up pen and twist it open and access the liquid paint instead of using the ball point pen.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2022 at 7:06 PM
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    I would go with the one from the dealer. Always seems to be the best match IMO.
     
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    What is this tool called exactly?
     
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    fluid writer. $10 on Amazon. I find it only works on horizontal surfaces like the hood. I could never get it to flow properly on vertical surfaces since it uses gravity and the weight of the paint in the little cylinder to get the paint to flow. It’s worth it for the price though
     
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    I bought paint touch up at dealership. Suggest you trim bristles down to smaller batch or buy really small brush as you don’t need much paint. You may be able to buff out smaller marks.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2022 at 11:14 PM
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    HighIronHooligan

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    Goddamn.... lighten up a bit before you give yourself an aneurism!
     
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    Superdave1.0

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    Pshh I've worked in many body shops. The best touch up guy I ever met used a paper towel twisted up in one corner. That was his brush. It worked just fine. Don't need to spend money on a fancy brush for touch up paint.
     
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