Touch up paint. Does it work?
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06-09-2007, 11:05 PM #1
Touch up paint. Does it work?
I have a couple chips out of my hood. I have been looking at getting some of the touch up paint that is sold at auto zone etc........ Has anyone ever used this? Is it hard to use and is it really worth it?2000 Arctic White trans am, ws6 hood, ws6 air box, slp lid, slp smooth bellows, slp loudmouth exhaust,shift kit, rebuilt trans, LS6 intake, 3.73 gears, Shaner S3 p/p throttle body, and a tune . SFC. C6 ZO6 rims 18" in back 17" in front. Drilled and slotted rotors.
06-10-2007, 12:02 AM #2
I have bought some of the black stuff. just make sure that you get the kind for your paint job designated by manufacturer. I used it on some of the lower parts where I scuffed the crap out of the paint. I also used just a drop on the hood. You have to be VERY careful because it pools easily and does not like to spread flat quickly. you might try letting it set in the car during the day and then going out and using it once it's warm. I had mine in the house and that could have been my issue in retrospect.
06-10-2007, 06:12 PM #3
I bought a touch up paint from the dealership. I would recommend buying GM paint touch-up. Matches the best. I had a couple of chips on the hood as well. The GM touch-up comes with a bail-point applicator. It works great with little chips. I washed my car first, then applied it to the chips. Let the paint sit there for about 2 weeks. Then washed my car, polished and waxed it really good, and it blended in with the original paint really well. That's the best way, IMO.
CLG82, btw.. I saw your posted picks of the new wheels and they look awesome...
06-10-2007, 06:21 PM #4
06-10-2007, 10:43 PM #5
Since you know where the touch up spot is, you can notice it. Only when your really close to the car. But from about 2 feet away, you're not going to notice it. I think it depends on the size of the chip as well. If it's pretty large, I would take it to a paint shop.
06-10-2007, 11:21 PM #6
thanks man I appreciate the help! the chips aren't too big but I notice them cause I am picky about that kind of stuf. thanks again- chris
06-11-2007, 05:11 AM #7
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I used some and it worked great, couple tips. Never set bottle on car, EVER. Came so close to tipping it over, luckily nothing spilled out, nearly had a heart attack though. The roller ball thing on mine clogged almost immediatly. Check over whole car and get every little scratch now while you can, my bottle dried up so fast it was ridiculous.
If you can't afford the touch up paint, avon is having a sale on nail polish, just ask the lady which color goes best with your car.
06-11-2007, 03:21 PM #8
06-11-2007, 04:10 PM #9
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Like others have said...don't use any touch-up paint other than GM stuff.
06-11-2007, 07:12 PM #10
They also make a kit that smooths the touched up spoy after it has dried. You know how the touched up spot is always higher then the surrounding paint? this stuff levels it out and makes your repair even less noticable:
06-11-2007, 08:51 PM #11
06-11-2007, 09:36 PM #12
I did this on my own car, and the results weren't as good as I was hoping. I think what I'll do next time is wetsand the paint flush carefully, and then hit it with the buffer
Another tip, make sure the cavity is nice and clean, free of oil, waxes for it to adhere better. I'd recommend a wipe down of 50/50 (IPA/Water)
Depending on how big the area is, and if you want to protect the surrounding area from getting paint, you can dab a little bit of chapstick around it, without getting into the chip cavity you're treating
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