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    Thread: Paint Scratch + Chips - looking for tips on not gonna paint the panel!!!

    1. 10-08-2012 11:44 PM #1
      I'll try to get a picture up when I get my iphone but it's a you can't buff it out scratch of about 3", basically someone dragged something out of my truck's back door and I have a few tiny typical paint chips.

      I have a factory Toyota touch up pen with paint on one side and clear on the other. Do I tape beside the scratch and paint then clear?

      About to order a random orbital but would like to know how to address these areas.

    2. 10-09-2012 09:43 AM #2
      What color is the truck?

    3. 10-09-2012 09:52 PM #3
      Timberland Mica, aka Green metallic.

    4. 10-09-2012 10:06 PM #4
      Touchup is going to be hard because the metallics float to the top and will make it dark ...

      Best is to use a touchup that comes in a bottle not the pen and then use an artists brush and apply it "in" the chips/scratches until they are filled and level with the original paint.

      I use the pointed artist brushs that you can get 12/$1 at the Dollar Store etc.

    5. 10-10-2012 10:58 PM #5
      A thank you.

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