Here are 7 tips to get really nice car touch up paint repairs.
The object to doing any car touch up paint repair is to “visually” camouflage the repair. This means you always want to improve the shine (luster) of the surrounding area prior to doing your car touch up paint repair.
Getting a nice luster on the paint will help make the touch up “visually” blend in better and you eyes will not be drawn to it.
*one thing to note – since you are doing the car touch up paint repair you know exactly where it is…however when someone else views the car at normal distance of say 3 feet they will never see it. Over time you too will also loose track of where it is… it happens to me all the time!
Car Touch Up Paint Tips
Tip#1 - Use a polish on the entire area prior to doing touch up paint repairs to get a nice overall luster.
Tip#2 - Always use fresh touch up paint – paint older than 4 -6 months may not flow or work easily.
Tip#3 - Always pour a small amount ( 5-10 mls) of touch up paint into a small container to work from – don’t work from the bottle of touch up paint.
Tip#4 – If you only plan to apply car touch up paint and nothing more…. Less is better. Use a automotive micro tip touch up brush or a super fine artist brush. This will give you the greatest amount of control to precisely apply car touch up paint.
Tip#5 - If you plan to do a car touch up paint repair and refine it further to help it blend in better you will want to try using what is commonly called a “blob remover” or “leveling solvent”. This solvent is specifically designed to erode or remove excess car touch up paint and just leave paint only in the chip or scape. This will give you the best result overall and is exactly how professionals would do car touch up paint repair by hand.
Tip#6 – Always have some high quality lacquer thinner on hand when you are doing car touch up paint repairs. It’s handy to clean up your tools and your fingers! It’s also perfect for removing touch up paint from the car and start over.
Tip#7 – The coolest thing about doing car touch up paint repairs is that you can do it over as many times as you wish until you get it the way you like. This is also what the high quality lacquer thinner is for…it will remove the car touch up paint but will not harm your original factory finish.
Car Touch Up Paint Bonus Tip:
After you get your car touch up paint repair to your liking make sure you protect the entire area with a high quality automotive paint sealant. Automotive paint sealants are superior to old fashion Carnauba wax. Paint sealants are synthetic and typically protect for 4-8 months.
Car Touch Up Paint can be fun!
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