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    So I was driving behind a dump truck today and it kicked up a rock and left a nice chip in my newly painted car anyone have any trick for covering this up? Its right on the hood and about the 1/32 diameter but still shows up bad on black

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    So I was driving behind a dump truck today and it kicked up a rock and left a nice chip in my newly painted car anyone have any trick for covering this up? Its right on the hood and about the 1/32 diameter but still shows up bad on black
    If you have some touch up paint, use a syringe to get the paint into the blemish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    If you have some touch up paint, use a syringe to get the paint into the blemish.
    A FINE tip painters brush would be better.
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    Take a match, (the paper kind, from the little matchbooks) cut it on a 45 degree angle with a good sharp blade. Gently DAB the paint into the chip, DO NOT BRUSH IT. Build it up higher than the surface and let it dry. Then take some 1200 or 1500 wet sanding paper, and gently sand it down smooth. Then buff to a high luster, you don't really need a buffer for this, an area that small can be hand rubbed. That's how I always did it, I hope this helps

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    you take out wetsanding marks by hand??? I'd love to see this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFast908Z View Post
    you take out wetsanding marks by hand??? I'd love to see this...
    Sure! You don't sand the piss out of it, just enough to get the paint dab level with the surface. I've hand polished plenty of stuff already, just takes some elbow grease.

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    I've never seen it done effectively by hand and I've been in the detailing business for nearly a decade. Even 3000 grit needs to be removed by machine.

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