Car Paint Repair – Blob or Leveling Solvent Technique
One of my favorite car paint repair methods (and the one pro’s use daily) to do really nice repair and with touch up paint is to use a leveling solvent. It’s hands down the fastest way to do a nice paint repair with touch up paint that you can not see from a normal viewing distance of about 2 – 3 feet.
You may have read of the term “Blob Remover” for doing car paint repair…I hate that term. I hate it because you don’t want a BLOB of touch up paint in the first place when you are doing a paint repair! When you apply touch up paint correctly you don’t get an ugly BLOB…you get a clean surgically applied amount of paint in the scratch, chip or scrape.
There are several methods by hand to “surgically” apply touch up paint when doing a paint repair.
- Syringe – blunt tip
- micro tip brush
- gloved finger
The way the car paint repair solvent leveling technique works is you “erode” the paint with a special touch up paint solvent. You carefully remove the build up of touch up paint until it is totally flush and level with the surrounding paint.
The paint repair solvent leveling method can take a little practice…however with the proper kit and formulas you can simply wipe the touch up paint off clean and immediately start again!
You can do the solvent leveling method for auto paint very quickly (15 min)…once the paint dry enough ( 2hrs on a nice warm day)
Here are the steps for the repair using touch up paint (it may sound like a lot of work – but it’s not – each of the steps will only require a minute or two)
- Clean & degrease the scratch
- Polish the area (you want it to be as shiny as possible first – no glaze or sealant yet)
- Apply touch up paint (various methods)
- Level the touch up paint with solvent
- Polish lightly again if necessary
- Apply Glaze to enhance the luster
- Apply Sealant to protect the restored paint finish
In this video I added an optional step before applying the car touch up paint. I decided to wet sand the long key scratch to make it less pronounced and end up with a nicer end result. Since part of the scratch was borderline the wet sanding almost completely removed those parts. The Safe-T-Sand reusable wet sanding sponge was used. It uses patented 3000 grit latex “paper”. It is so gentle and effective that pro’s can use it on 24hr old freshly painted clear coats to remove imperfections…it’s that gentle for precision paint repairs.
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NOTE: In this video I did a wet sanding step…its totally optional...and 9 times out of 10 you don’t need to wet sand with touch up paint repairs. I was just trying to show all of the possible steps that are available to to you to try with car paint repair.