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    How to apply touch up paint on a car?

    I've bought this touch up paint for my car on ebay, but the thing is the brush within it is terrible its so small it'll take forever on top of that! and its near impossible to keep it all the same level!

    I was just wondering - if i was to tip this paint from the little bottle into plastic bottle of something - How would I apply it on to the car? Is there any car friendly brushes lol? Or anything which is better suited...?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    How big is the area? Normally the brushes you get with them are too big. You should not be touching up anything biffer than a stone chip in my opinion, otherwise you make it look worse.

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    Its about the size of my palm, i've had it sanded and primed but because its metallic paint i thought that i would use the touch up and lacquer it after but its so small it'll take a life time and it leaves blobs!

    Kinda stumped at the moment ...Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

    In which case there is absolutely no way you can use touch up paint and get anything other than a mess.

    You need to use spray can paints at the absolute minimum unfortunately.

    The whole point is not to keep it the same level.

    Yes put sum paint into a smaller bottle and buy another paint brush.

    You need to clean the area first with spirit, to remove oil and dirt.

    Lightly sand the area.

    You should then apply the paint in layers thinly, maybe 2-3 coats of paint.

    Leave each coat to dry, an hour apart. The layers of paint should not be protuding above the rest of the paint.

    Then you must top with clear paint lacquer to protect the paint, this should be applied the next day (24 hours).

    You should need 2-3 coats, as it should protrude above the rest of the paintwork.

    Get hold of some 1500 grit wet dry sand paper, mix up a spray bottle with water/washing up liquid.

    Spray over area with the mix, and carefuly sand the paint level to the rest (take your time and be very careful)

    To finish, use a cutting compound to blend in the repair, G3 compound is the best.

    Then paint over with clear paint

    Sorry but the above is for stone chips, not palm sized repairs.

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    pghstochaj;8525283

    In which case there is absolutely no way you can use touch up paint and … In which case there is absolutely no way you can use touch up paint and get anything other than a mess.You need to use spray can paints at the absolute minimum unfortunately.



    I thought that too..

    Only thing I usually find is "Double Acrylic" Spray Paint?

    If I applied that and then lacquered it - it wouldn't really have a metallic like finish would it?

    Boom123;8525340

    I thought that too..Only thing I usually find is "Double Acrylic" Spray … I thought that too..Only thing I usually find is "Double Acrylic" Spray Paint?If I applied that and then lacquered it - it wouldn't really have a metallic like finish would it?



    It's not particularly simple, it depends on the colour and the paint you can find available. The primer makes a difference on silver cars, for example. I would do some googling to find a guide.

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    Darklord;8525318

    Sorry but the above is for stone chips, not palm sized repairs.



    Thanks for your help anyways

    I'll try hunt out a spray paint then..

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    pghstochaj;8525356

    It's not particularly simple, it depends on the colour and the paint you … It's not particularly simple, it depends on the colour and the paint you can find available. The primer makes a difference on silver cars, for example. I would do some googling to find a guide.



    Its going on a Honda Civic - Nighthawk black.

    Thanks for your help!!

    paints4u.co.uk does amazing paint.

    Most of their paint has lacquer mixed in so only one lot needs to be applied.

    Purchased their stone chip repair bundle and its worked wonders on my Vauxhall Corsa Black Saphire paint.

    They also do a kit for marks over 3mm wide:

    paints4u.com/pai…spx

    Though I wouldn't do anything larger than a stone chip myself...

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    Darklord;8525452

    paints4u.co.uk does amazing paint.Most of their paint has lacquer mixed … paints4u.co.uk does amazing paint.Most of their paint has lacquer mixed in so only one lot needs to be applied.Purchased their stone chip repair bundle and its worked wonders on my Vauxhall Corsa Black Saphire paint.They also do a kit for marks over 3mm wide:http://www.paints4u.com/paintdoctor.aspxThough I wouldn't do anything larger than a stone chip myself...



    Thanks it looks like a good place - It came up with a touch up brush set which looked similar to mine! lol!

    Will keep this in mind though

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