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Old 05-28-2013, 03:03 AM   #1
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Paint Chip on Door- suggestions for cover up?

So my roommate was helping me remove my doors. On the way back up to the apartment..he mistakenly set it on the concrete while waiting for the elevator instead of his foot...even with the blanket underneath it still chipped the paint. Here is a picture.



I was wondering if anybody could help me out- I looked at the Mopar touch ups to buy. Do you think for this kind of chip I should just get it professionally done or will the spray be okay?Also which is better, the spray or the touch up pen?


If sanding this down is required for the touch up..then id rather just get it profressionally done. My roomate already gave me 300 dollars for it but I would love to just be able to get away with using the 10 dollar touch up paint!

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:21 AM   #2
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You're just talking about the stuff on the right edge there, right (the white square is a reflection)? If so, touch up paint with a brush- you won't notice it because of the location and if you're taking the doors off it'll probably happen again. Ask how I know.

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You're just talking about the stuff on the right edge there, right (the white square is a reflection)? If so, touch up paint with a brush- you won't notice it because of the location and if you're taking the doors off it'll probably happen again. Ask how I know.
+1 just order the touch up paint from amazon, or where ever. It isn't a hugely noticeable place, and it will happen again....and again...and again... Check out pool noodles they can help with this btw...
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:48 AM   #4
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Personally I would sand it down and order "spray" touch up paint from a online source to match. If you brush it you will be able to tell its patch work. If you plan on taking steps to prevent it from happening again. If not just brush it.
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The spray is awesome, much better than the brush. I'd knock of the loose stuff and file/sand the edges smooth and tape it off with as little overlap as possible to the original paint. Then spray down 5 layers or more of paint - it sounds like a lot - but the spray was really lightweight and dried within 15 minutes when I used it (billet). I ended up using two cans on the work I was doing, when I expected to barely use one - if you order the spray from Quadratec you may want to order multiple cans so you have extra on hand for later. I'd expect to use 1/2 can on that by the time I was done.

I was impressed at how well the spray blends and matches, much better than the brush on touch up paint.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys!

So for sanding it down a bit- just use light sand paper or maybe a small file?
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What process would you use for the front edge of the door?

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