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I found a place on hood where rock must've hit and I was gonna get them to touch it up when I went by the dealer's...but I've heard good and bad things about this...should I go ahead and let him do it while I'm there? seems like someone mentioned that it didn't do any good and made it look worse...of course don't want that so if someone could let me know...thanks
 
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It's not gonna look perfect. The problem with touching up a mark is that usually the chip has depth to it. So, your trying to repaint the area, and also fill the void created by the missing paint. Typically, you end up with a slight indentation where the chip used to be.

I have found a good article on how to properly fix rock chips using touch up paint. unfortunetly, it is very time and labor intensive, and involves light sanding and what not. I don't think it is something I would try doing. Here is the link anyways.

http://www.carcareonline.com

Go to the "How-to-Articles" link, and then to the touch up paint article.


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I would also like to hear anyones opionion on this. By nieghbor scraped some paint off my bumper and I was thinking about touch up paint instead of paying 407.00 for the entire bumper to be repainted. Thanks for the link. I will check it out.
 

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check out the edmunds.com site, go to "Town Hall" and there is a forum there called "Paint and Body Care" (I believe thats the title). Anyway there are a number of pretty sharp folks there. My $.02.

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I would have to say it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. I have used alot of touch up piant on my car. It doesn't stay on to long and must be reapplied about every 6 months, but its only $5 a bottle. It looks like water drops over my paint.
 

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i got hella chips and scratches on my front bumper. i always use touch up paint from Pep Boys to touch it up. at least the chips aren't noticable from far. they were very noticable because my car's white. but...like danny hedges saids...they doo look like water drops over the paint. its impossible...for me at least...to get it anywhere close to perfect. but i'd rather put up with them than chips in the paint.

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dont bother.... i got chips too... touch doesnt really help

i'll resolve that problem when i paint my car with a kit or something

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There's a couple of good-sized chips on my hood. I touched them up, but you still can tell they're there. If you use brush-on touch-up paint, it'll fill in the dent better, but it won't be very smooth.

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Get yerself the Nissan paint pen. It's got lacquer paint on one end and clearcoat on the other. This stuff last forever. I used Nissan touch up paint on my Max and after 6 years, it's still there. Sure it's not as good cosmeticly as new but it protects the metal.

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I think this is an informercial thing, but isn't there a wax that comes in a variety of colors?? The pen thing sounds good. Over the years I have given up on touch up paints. I just keep a lot of wax on the area.

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One thing about that Nissan paint pen. You got to wait for the lacquer to dry several days (the instructions say only 24 hours) before applying the clearcoat, otherwise the clearcoat will just desolve the new lacquer.

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Guys, the way I do it and it works well. Use a toothpick. Put some on the end and take your time on spreading it in the chip. It will look good if you do it right.

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