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Old 07-17-2006, 02:14 AM   #1
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Touch up paint

Is there anyone out there who is profficient at touching up a cars paint? I need to get rid of a long key mark and a few scratches off a car...can anyone tell me the steps, or how easy it is or how well it will work?

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Old 07-18-2006, 12:56 AM   #2
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The only touch-up I've ever done is with the little bottles you can pick up at the dealership and it is similiar to nail polish. The only trick I've learned is to only use a little bit, it doesn't take as much as you may expect. Plus adding an extra layer is easier than taking excess off.

For the small scratches, if they are light then they can likely be buffed out. You could take it to a detailer, but for the price of a detail you could probably buy your own buffer. Rather than type a long, likely incorrect tutorial on buffing, I'll refer you over to autopia.org, a forum specifically for detailing.
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Old 07-18-2006, 05:48 AM   #3
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The only touch-up I've ever done is with the little bottles you can pick up at the dealership and it is similiar to nail polish. The only trick I've learned is to only use a little bit, it doesn't take as much as you may expect. Plus adding an extra layer is easier than taking excess off.

For the small scratches, if they are light then they can likely be buffed out. You could take it to a detailer, but for the price of a detail you could probably buy your own buffer. Rather than type a long, likely incorrect tutorial on buffing, I'll refer you over to autopia.org, a forum specifically for detailing.

Thanks for the reply!
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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Be careful with the touch paint you buy. I had a friend that tried to do it on his own and he ended up with a two part touch up paint that didn't match at all.
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