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Old 03-16-2009, 12:02 AM
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Touch up paint for BC/CC

I need to touch up a small chip in my base coat/clear coat paint. Can I mix my BC/CC together and dab it with a small brush in the chipped area? I am thinking of something like they sell in auto parts stores, will this work?

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Anyone have any experience with this or advice or want to put in 2 cents?

I really dont want to reshoot a whole panel for 1 small chip...
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If its only a chip, I see no problem at all mixing some base and activated clear together. But its going to make the color more transparent. You could try it and if not happy, then wipe it back off with some wax and grease remover or reducer (assuming you have activated paint on the vehicle that has had time to cure)before it sets
If there is color still there in the chip, and you only chiped through the clear, likely you could just drop in some catalyzed clear to build up the spot and later knock level and buff.
If not, I'll usually dab in some color, hoping to leave room for some activated clear to stay in the chip. After the base has sat awhile, drop in the activated clear to get above the surface, and next day wetsand that spot down level and buff the spot.

If its a metallic though, and you touch up with a brush, its likely that spot will be darker, vs what was sprayed, because how the metallic settles. If you are more picky on color matching for a small spot like a chip, then you could mask the area around the chip, shoot some base with an airbrush or touchup gun, wetsand any base overspray beyond the chip itself, drop in some activated clear. Next day buff the spot.
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Thanks again for all your help kenseth! I will give it a shot this week with the advice you gave.
The Mustang just got registered and will be on the road this Thursday after sitting for 31 years if all goes as planned.

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