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Old 08-23-2007, 09:48 PM
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Using touch-up paint tubes

Ok guys, I have been around painting etc enough to know I don't know what I am really doing. I just bought a tube of touch-up paint from the Dodge dealer for a couple of very small scratches and chips on my new truck.
Tube has lacquer paint so how do I get the best looking job out of this??
Lay on layer by layer until even or above existing paint then sand and buff ??

I know we have some experts on here....

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Since the experts haven't replied, I will instead

I usually tape as close as possible to the scratch so I can
brush on one good wet coat as thin as possible.
(Metallics are bad about the metallic floating to the top
if you put it on to heavy-like a drop, then it won't color match.)
I do that several times, untill it is at least as high as the surrounding paint.
Then when you pull the tape you can sand lightly and buff.
You got to be careful though, and check with a test on something else
first, some colors will change a little when you sand and buff.
Generally I don't sand and buff. It never looks as good as I want but
is better than nothing.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:00 AM
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Thanks, Jcclark. Sorry for not replying sooner but went in hospital with pneumonia right after I posted and just now got back to reading the board.

That's pretty much what I had in mind but it has been many years since I messed with touch-up paint and would like to make sure I get this the best-looking possible.

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