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Hi Guys! Paint Question?

I bought a recently restored street rod that has urethane enamel on it. The paint is beautiful- was originally show quality and I want to touch up some chips that were in it when I bought her properly so they look good and age with the rest of the paint. I believe the paint was clearcoated as there is no orange peel, like a new factory finish.

I matched the color and have filled in the chips which are, say 1/4 inch, at the edge if two body panels with color. Here's the big question, after wet sanding with 1000 and rubbing, do I need to re-clear coat? I tried a chip down low without any clear coat and it came out great, I just don't want to screw it up in a very visable place. If I don't clearcoat won't it age with a blenish? If you guys recommend clearcoat, apply with a soft brush or just buy a small spray can and just apply about 1in square quick squirt? Thanks for your help.

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What I would do is, use a artist camel hair brush and brush the clear over the basecoat that you brushed into the chip. After the clear has cured, then wet sand with P600. When you have the chip area level with the surrounding finish, buff the area.

You may have to apply several coats of clear to bring the chip area level with the original finish.

It would probably be a good idea to buff the whole car once you are done. It will really make the finish look new.

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I hope you used hardener in the touch up paint. You could use an air brush paint gun the blend the edges with clear.
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urathane- enamel? those are are two differant kinds of materials and dont think they could be mixed together.is the color a metalic? if car was restored inlast ten years it prob is ureathane base coat and clear coat. easy way to tell if clear is when you sand it if dust is same color as car than it not cleared. clear sand dust is white. get coverage in side chip then drop some clear in it as well may take couple of clear drops to get build. metalic colors are sensitive and usually never look the best when touched up. qaurter in chips are large if on door edges id get door adjusted right. touch up is ahalf **** wayto start so dont expect perfect.
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urathane- enamel? those are are two differant kinds of materials and dont think they could be mixed together.is the color a metalic? if car was restored inlast ten years it prob is ureathane base coat and clear coat. easy way to tell if clear is when you sand it if dust is same color as car than it not cleared. clear sand dust is white. get coverage in side chip then drop some clear in it as well may take couple of clear drops to get build. metalic colors are sensitive and usually never look the best when touched up. qaurter in chips are large if on door edges id get door adjusted right. touch up is ahalf **** wayto start so dont expect perfect.1000 grit sound too coarse may be ok ok for nockin downclear drip but need too finish wit 2000 before buffin
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