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Touch up paint.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by AznGunner, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    AznGunner

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    So in a previous thread, I mentioned a paint scratch that was bugging me. I tried Scratch X......unfortunately, the scratch is deep enough to where it didn't help much. Now I'm interested in touchup paint. Has anybody ever ordered paint online? Or is it cheap enough to just pick up from the dealership?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    MarineTacoDriver

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    It was a $12 and some change at the dealership when I bought some. Check out Autozone, they had some Duplicolor touch up paint for only $7 a bottle.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    dwalden2

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    I got a small bottle from the dealer for like $10 or $12...can't remember which. Covered up my scratches perfectly:thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    What is the best way to apply the paint? Should I use the brush or the pen, any techniques?
     
  5. Mar 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Riderx805

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    I'm also interested in hearing what has worked.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    A few weeks ago some little kids hit my door with a rock as I was dirving by and it left a small chip... I'm unsure whether or not I should use touch up paint for this.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    jandrews

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    Meh, with my cars I just use touch up paint to prevent rusting. I'm not concerned how they look.

    That may change down the line when I pick up a ponycar...it may get a new paintjob every decade or so...
     
  8. Mar 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    How good do you want it to look? I would recommend using a toothpick and just lightly applying the paint and allowing it to fill in the scratch.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    dwalden2

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    I used the brush. Just made sure it went on smooth and even. Wasn't too hard.

    EDIT: But it depends on the type of scratch. Mine was more of a chip, not so much a scratch.
     
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