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Old 11-25-2012, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My car was painted many years ago with a single stage urethane acrylic paint. For more reasons than I can list, it hasn't been out of the garage since it was painted; however, it's time to touch up the bicycle dings and other such chips that mysteriously showed up over the years. I do have a pint of the same paint code so that's a start.

I won't even get into why we've got to repaint the deck lid

What steps have you taken to repair the chips? IE build up, sand down, etc.? Any advice will be helpful!
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's what I'd do in the body shop. Clean the chip out with a sanding pencil. Fill the chip in with metal glaze, this is really fine body filler. Fog the color matched paint over the area. After the paint hardens, scuff the entire panel and clear coat it. You can clear over single stage without any issue.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had about 100 or more chips on mine and it really made it look cheap. I bought the $12 touch up paint from a local automotive paint supplier. Cleaned each chip and filled it with the touch up paint. No mixing, no spraying, these are small rock chips. Came back and wet sanded with the sand paper on a small piece of wood, probably 1000 or 1500. Then compound / polish it out.

It was about 8 years ago and it's still holding up and looks good, but I still plan a full repaint.
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Bump. Anyone else?
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a ton of chips in my crappy 30 year old paint. I bought a couple of rattle cans of Duplicolor Wimbledon White from Orielly Automotive, sprayed it in a cup and used a small modeling brush and filled them in. On larger areas, I sanded them down, primed them and sprayed with the Duplicolor to feather it in to the surrounding area. Not perfect by any means but looks 100% until I can get it repainted.
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