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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by atgonzales View Post
    512 always set the expectations for your customer. When I have done touch ups for customers I tell them I use the 3 foot rule, what this means, it will look good 3 feet away any closer, it mat not look so good, that when I suggest going to a body shop for full paint job on the panel. Also I use these tools:



    I told him it`d probably go from a 10 footer to a 5 footer but not to expect perfection unless he wants to have the door resprayed (and then that`s even controlling for the skill of the person who did the door respray)


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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    I would want to level a touch up I didn’t do myself personally but by the looks of those scratches it looks like dr color chip will work after a buff and then a light polish after the color chip has sat a day or so. Also use a decent mfr that you’re willing to throw away after using their paint leveler


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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    I`m thinking I need to invest in some of these tools... and I`m also guessing most of them are Air powered?

    will a small pancake air compressor suffice? probably need one of those anyways and I can wait for a HF sale or something

    So far my only experience is with paint pens and dr colorchip, but I think I`d like to eventually have a `kit` or something I could use (pipe dreams I guess right now)

    I suppose the only way to step up one`s game is to start walking, right?


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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    Dr Color Chip does have a huge color kit
    http://Www.gonzodetailing.com


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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    I`ve had *FAR* better results with the DrColorChips when I applied it like normal touchup paint rather than using their "smear it around" method. I *always* had to do some degree of polishing after using their Leveler, but maybe that`s just me. Their paint is pretty fragile so watch that you don`t just polish it away. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked on the white Crown Vic, DEEP gouges to fill, weathered white color that would never be perfectly matched...turned out great. Worked plenty OK with other colors including metallics, and very user-friendly even the way I do it, BUT...IMO it`s just not as good as doing a basecoat/clearcoat touchup and then leveling that. Still plenty good though, so don`t think I`m flaming it.

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    I`m thinking I need to invest in some of these tools... and I`m also guessing most of them are Air powered?
    Which tools? The stuff atgonzales posted pix of aren`t powered, more like dental/firearms/etc.-cleaning picks.

    When I have a chip that`s surface-rusted or otherwise needs serious abrasion, I grind it bare/clean with a diamond burr on a rotary tool.

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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    Are these paint pens fillable with your choice of paint?

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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    512detail- Do you still like this magnifying headgear ? thinking of getting one. Thank you.

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    Fishing- If it`s anything like mine (and his looks better/fancier) I`m sure he still likes/uses it. I probably need it more than most people, but I do reach for it all the time.

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    Re: A few Questions about Touch Up Paint

    Accumulator- Great and thnx for the help...time to order

 

 
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