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i went to the dealer to buy some touch up paint. it came with no instruction, so i thought it would be like painting a nail. try it and it look like crap. is there a method of using the paint?
 

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I dont use a toothpick, but the trick is, if it's a chip, just dab a small amount inside the chip so it fills the indentation. Don't paint it like a nail, BAD IDEA. That's how it looks like crap, try not to get any paint outside the actual chip.
 

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toothpick, you crazy?? :crazy:

Get a book of matches from 7-Eleven. Rip one out and use the torn end of the match as a little paintbrush. Works to perfection! :D
 

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i thought this thread was so funny til i started thinking how i used touch up paint


i used to DABB that shiet on and used to look like AZH! :lol: :lol:

wino, that match book idea seems pretty good, gonna try it
 

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Wino_II said:
toothpick, you crazy?? :crazy:

Get a book of matches from 7-Eleven. Rip one out and use the torn end of the match as a little paintbrush. Works to perfection! :D
dang...thats really creative...me likes :crazy: thanks for the advice...id give you a dot but i dont have any haha

*edit*...your a moderator with 727 dots....why would you even care :wink: ...well thanks again :lol:
 

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ok i already applied the crappy one, is there away to take it off?
 

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- yea.. use a match...
 

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van48 said:
ok i already applied the crappy one, is there away to take it off?
Well, not likely. You might need to go to an auto body shop and have them repaint the part for you, if you really do not like what you have done.

Because there are really no ways to "take off" the paint especially when you leave it there long. But I am not sure, someone corrects me if I am wrong.....
 

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van48 said:
ok i already applied the crappy one, is there away to take it off?
Well, not likely. You might need to go to an auto body shop and have them repaint the part for you, if you really do not like what you have done.

Because there are really no ways to "take off" the paint especially when you leave it there long. But I am not sure, someone corrects me if I am wrong.....
Yea, you're wrong. :wink: (just kiddin' bro).

I took some touch-up paint off last weekend...but don't remember what I used. :oops: The previous owner had done a POOR job, so I removed it.
Turned out the scratch wasn't so bad! I'll have to try the matchbook idea...

I'll check on what it was...maybe bug/tar remover?? 8)
 

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I use LANGKA to remove touch up paint. I highly recommend it because it really does smooth out the touch up paint and it is impossible for me to tell where the chips are. As for the matches idea... creative. At first when i used LANGKA i thought it kinda dulled out the paint but it is actually pretty good after you put on some clear coat and wax it a little bit.
 

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I use LANGKA to remove touch up paint. I highly recommend it because it really does smooth out the touch up paint and it is impossible for me to tell where the chips are. As for the matches idea... creative. At first when i used LANGKA i thought it kinda dulled out the paint but it is actually pretty good after you put on some clear coat and wax it a little bit.
I agree Langka is a good product for taking off excess touch-up paint.

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bk9 said:
wowcrazy said:
van48 said:
ok i already applied the crappy one, is there away to take it off?
Well, not likely. You might need to go to an auto body shop and have them repaint the part for you, if you really do not like what you have done.

Because there are really no ways to "take off" the paint especially when you leave it there long. But I am not sure, someone corrects me if I am wrong.....
Yea, you're wrong. :wink: (just kiddin' bro).

I took some touch-up paint off last weekend...but don't remember what I used. :oops: The previous owner had done a POOR job, so I removed it.
Turned out the scratch wasn't so bad! I'll have to try the matchbook idea...

I'll check on what it was...maybe bug/tar remover?? 8)

Great to hear that.... :lol:
 

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i went and got some nail polish remover and got out the extra paint gently. it work! :lol: then i wash the spot down just incase any chemical is on, and wax it. look like there was never a scratch. :D
 

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van48 said:
i went and got some nail polish remover and got out the extra paint gently. it work! :lol: then i wash the spot down just incase any chemical is on, and wax it. look like there was never a scratch. :D
Oh, was it just a small scratch? If yes, you don't even need to use the touch up paint.

There are some scratch remover products out there, like this one should suffice.
Click Here
 

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I have touch up paint 1E3 and it looks like its GGP but I checked and it's prob not so does anybody know the touch up color paint code for GGP? and what color 1E3 is?
 

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I have touch up paint 1E3 and it looks like its GGP but I checked and it's prob not so does anybody know the touch up color paint code for GGP? and what color 1E3 is?

ggp is 1C6, I know cause a bottle of it is sitting on the desk in front of me.
 

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GraphiteIS_ToyMachine said:
I have touch up paint 1E3 and it looks like its GGP but I checked and it's prob not so does anybody know the touch up color paint code for GGP? and what color 1E3 is?

ggp is 1C6, I know cause a bottle of it is sitting on the desk in front of me.
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