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Waz
07-08-2002, 01:42 PM
Any good advice on touch up paint? Any tricks to get the 'chip' to disappear? I bought the little kit from the dealer with the original color and the clear coat. Is it as simple as just painting it on? Seems to me that it will still be visible. Someone mentioned using a cotton swab with alcohol on it to get it to blend better?

thanks

steve
07-08-2002, 03:27 PM
It's tricky, but if you do it right, you'll be hard pressed to tell where the original chip was.

1) Clean the area with 3M General Trim & Adhesive Remover
2) Grab a toothpick and drop a small dab of touch-up paint over the chip. It will sort of soak/cling in place (where the chip is).
3) Let it dry for about an hour
4) Repeat #2 & #3 until the paint chip is flush with the rest of the paint.

If you're really a fanatic, you could wetsand the area once it's touched-up, and then follow-up with a colorsand and some polishing/buffing, but for hiding the paint chip this should work well. Remember, less is more when it comes to hiding chips - don't slop a bunch of paint on there, or you'll probably be unhappy with the results.

Hope this helps!
-Steve

Waz
07-08-2002, 04:07 PM
thanks I appreciate the help.

ntaylor
07-08-2002, 04:30 PM
the <A HREF=http://www.langka.com/ TARGET=new>Langka</A> site.<br><BR>
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steve
07-08-2002, 04:39 PM
Langka has a solvent mixed with a mechanical abrasive that effectively sands the paint blob and then fills it with a polish/glaze. I've heard mixed reviews with this, and if you want to go with Langka, just please be careful.

I've not used it firsthand, but rather wanted to pass along the cautions.

And, as an FYI, we're working on a third report (after our Wheel & Tire Care report), where we'll take a look at polishes/glazes/etc., and will have tips for repairing paint chips.

Cheers!

autodetail
07-09-2002, 09:27 PM
Hello,

Just click on the following link:

http://www.autodetail.com/chipmain.htm

These should help.

If you have any questions, please email me or call 1-800-964-8711.

Sincerely,
Melissa
http://www.autodetail.com


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