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Old 06-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Touch-Up Paint?

Do any of you touch up your dings and scratches? I tried just now and felt I made it look worse, any body have this same problem? Is there a specific method or do you just leave them and bear the battle scars?

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Old 06-27-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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I use Dr. Colorchip on all my vehicles, it works perfect. A much better system than brush touch up paint. It's not cheap but it works if that's what you want to do. Most just leave the battle scars.

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Old 06-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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I have used touch up paint from the dealer, but not the brush that comes with it. Try using the back end of a match stick. You will get better control when applying.
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Do you use multiple coats?
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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I used two coats. I have painted fenders and someone hit it with their door in the parking lot. First coat didn't seem thick enough, but the second made it go away.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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Paintscratch.com is my favorite. They match paint based on VIN, and can put the paint into anything you want. Loose, spray, brush, pen, etc. Have been using them for all my vehicles and the match is always excellent.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:49 AM   #7
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I agree with using a matchstick (the paper kind). Tear a match out of a book of matches and use the torn side. On a deep spot put paint on in several coats instead of big blobs. That's the problem with the brushes supplied with the touch up. It puts too much paint on and doesn't dry smooth. Another tip is rest the side of your hand on your Jeep so your hand doesn't shake when you apply it. Take your time and it'll look better. When you see a place don't wait too long to touch up. You don't want water or dirt to get under your paint.
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Go to a hobby shop and get micro brushes.

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