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Old 12-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Touch up paint question

I ordered some touch up paint back on Tuesday and while I was at work my mom was able to pick it up for me, and when I asked her if they gave her any directions on how to use it she said they didn't. It's like a little bottle with a pen point tip, has anyone used that before that can give me some tips on how to go about using it?


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Old 12-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Use it gently over the area your using it on, make sure the area is clean too. With a cotton swab or paper towel wipe off the excess paint, and let it dry before u go over it too much.
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I suggest not using the pen for small nicks. Flatten a paperclip, use the end of it. If you get any paint where it shouldn't be, using a damp cloth helps. Don't let it glop and run. If you want to fill a chip, put small amounts in the hole at a time with some drying time inbetween.

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Have you opened the bottle yet? There is a brush too.

An autobody guy told me this trick to use on paint chips which I have used with good results;

Get a match or even a toothpick and get a drop of paint on the head of the match or the tip of the toothpick. Place the drop of paint into the chip so it fills the chip evenly with the existing paint around the edges of the chip. If the paint drop ends up higher than the rest of the paint, get a papertowel and twist the corner of it so it is pointy and just "poke" the paint drop for a split second and it will absorb some of the paint so the drop shrinks in size.
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