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Old 08-24-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question Touch-Up Paint??

Well? Does Anybody have experience with this paint?? I Have Seen a few peoples attempts(sp?) at doing this and it looks like SH!T. Like Someone Slapped Some fingernail polish on there. Clumps, Brush streaks, ETC. Anyone with a possitive outcome with the stuff?? Got some chips,road dings I Wanna take care of (if Someone Has any advice) before INDY..

any secret ways of applying, curing, finishing...Would be greatly apreacated..
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:34 PM   #2
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You could try to sand it down. That's about it. The proper fix is of course much more complicated than the nailpolish fix.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:37 PM   #3
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Those touch ups are only good at keeping the rust from starting until you can get a proper fix.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:04 PM   #4
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Aye the only real fix is to sand down the whole area, reprimer, sand again, paint, clear, sand, polish etc. It can be done if you have a garage to do it in.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:48 PM   #5
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About how much would it cost to have my whole car professionally sanded down, and repainted?
When I Checked for my 83 CAMARO I had.. The Appraiser Said. STARTING AROUND 4,000-6,000.. Yeah STARTING.. Just for a Basic Paintjob..AND That was for just a shell.. i had allready planned to strip the car, and trailer it in..



So for a good quality paint..dunno I Guess somewhere around 6-8 Grand?? Anyone??
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:31 AM   #6
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Could Always go to MAACO.. http://www.maaco.com/paint-overall.aspx# Although i would say..YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR..
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:40 PM   #7
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Could Always go to MAACO.. http://www.maaco.com/paint-overall.aspx# Although i would say..YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR..
Yup. Unless you bring the car to them in pieces, you'll find paint lines, overspray, and whatnot everywhere. I'm not putting them down, however, unless the car is put close to the condition it was in when it was painted at the factory (i.e. all trim and hard parts removed for the most part) you won't get a factory look.

For example, if you have damage on the front bumper cover, you'll look at an easy $500 because you have to overhaul the entire cover (which includes removing/installing it); actually repair the damage; seal/prime/block/refinish/buff the entire cover (well, seal/prime/block the repair area); and then bolt it all back together. You'll be looking at tinting the color, paint materials, hazardous waste, and few other things.

If you have chips, try a toothpick. I've used them before for chips and they worked better and came out cleaner than the brushes in the little bottles.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:55 PM   #8
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Yup.
If you have chips, try a toothpick. I've used them before for chips and they worked better and came out cleaner than the brushes in the little bottles.
Yeppers. CHIPS is what i got..The Biggest one Is a little Smaller Than a dime..Most are about the size of a BB or smaller..I would say around 15-20 in all.... And I'll Bet Everyone well any car enthusiast knows exactly where they are...Yeah you guessed it on the hood.

Hmm Toothpick..Huh. I'll Give It A Try on a hidden location to see if it looks ok. I know I'm Not Going To get it perfect match,smooth,ETC. just as long as it Isnt NOTICABLE from 15ft away. I think it will be ok. Wish I had The cash To get the hood redone.. Maybe some day..but then SOMEDAY I'll just get the whole thing redone..Yeah Someday..
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:11 PM   #9
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You could also try some model (1/24) detailing brushes too. At least your car is not a metallic so getting the color to match shouldn't be much of an issue.

Oh yeah and be patient. It's always easier to put on more than it is to take off excess.

The going rate for a professional repaint is between $7-10k.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:22 PM   #10
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You could also try some model (1/24) detailing brushes too. At least your car is not a metallic so getting the color to match shouldn't be much of an issue.

Oh yeah and be patient. It's always easier to put on more than it is to take off excess.

The going rate for a professional repaint is between $7-10k.
Yeah but It IS metallic... 96 Z28..I would say a Hunter greenMet ,or, Polo Green Met..
GM calls it..Medium Green Metallic..The touch up paint i used was Dupli-Color NG GM520 Med. GREEN MET.47, WA9539 GENERAL MOTORS. Factory Paint.
But At Any point.. I tried the toothpick idea..worked well on the small chips.THANX for the advice. Another cool thing about the dupli-color Touchup paint is that it has a roller tip like a ballpoint pen. That was really good for getting the med sized ones. Over all I say My experiment was a success.

1. Its not NOTICABLE 15ft away.
2. Upclose it looks like the clear has chipped away, But Looks Decent.
3. This Stuff DRIES REALLY FAST..Like in 15 seconds the lil dab,Drop( Whatever you wanna call it) was dried.

I Guess If You take your time and be patient. it can be done and look OK.Alil goes a long way.. I guess i should have mentioned in the earlier post all the affected chips were to the primer level, a few were to the metal. the ones on the leading edge of the hood were to the metal. BUT I am happy with the results.. and will be satisfied until i get the hood redone..Wish i would have gotten before/after pix..

MISSION ACOMPLISHED..
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:43 PM   #11
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Yeah but It IS metallic... 96 Z28..I would say a Hunter greenMet ,or, Polo Green Met..
GM calls it..Medium Green Metallic..The touch up paint i used was Dupli-Color NG GM520 Med. GREEN MET.47, WA9539 GENERAL MOTORS. Factory Paint.
But At Any point.. I tried the toothpick idea..worked well on the small chips.THANX for the advice. Another cool thing about the dupli-color Touchup paint is that it has a roller tip like a ballpoint pen. That was really good for getting the med sized ones. Over all I say My experiment was a success.

Sorry from your avatar I incorrectly assumed your Z was black. Glad you're happy with the results!
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:55 PM   #12
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Nahh. I ALMOST Bought a Black Z. But decided aginst it..Way Too hard to keep Clean Here in central texas.. The Dirt is so Light. I would have to wash daily..
But Now If someone were to give me the car in my avatar. then hell yeah.but would only drive it on nice days..since there is a limited # of true INTIMIDATOR SS's.
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