Thread: Touch up paint
02-19-2010, 02:51 AM #1
Touch up paint
Ok - I have NUMEROUS rock chips on the front of my hood, what is the best way to apply touch up paint?
They gave me the base paint and the clear coat.
I've heard suggestions stating to use a tooth pick to apply the base coat, and I just need as little as possible, the rest is all clear coat.
what's the method to getting a smooth even surface?
02-19-2010, 02:21 PM #2
I need some info on this too, my car has less than 3,000 miles and I already have a chip with bare metal showing.....
02-22-2010, 04:01 PM #3
I used touch up paint to make caps for license plate holes. That clear is garbage. It has the consistency of glue, so not sure how you'd go about using it on paint. I just loaded up my caps with about five coats of base coat. Can't really tell you about using it for rock chips, just wouldn't suggest using clear. Good luck.2010 LeMans Blue M Sport 335i: JB3 2.0, BMS DCI, BMS TT/BG, 19" VM V714, JB Kidneys, Painted Ref, Debadged, UR CL DP's, TEIN S-Tech Springs
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02-23-2010, 11:40 PM #4
^ thanks! I'll try it out on something...
06-08-2010, 02:35 PM #5
I've done touch up before on rock chips. Best way to do it is apply it in small amounts, many times. It won't come out perfect, so the next step is wet sanding it. That will get it to blend with the area around the touch up spot. Then apply your clear in the same manner. After that is all dry, if you need to wet sand again, do it. Otherwise, use some polish to get everything blended. Then wax as usual.