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Has anyone ever used one on thier car? if so how did it come out?

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Has anyone ever used one on thier car? if so how did it come out?
i was suprised that it worked fairly well on my car. i waited a few hours and then came back and used an old cutting pad and buffed it down level with the rest of the paint. came out to look pretty good.

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i was suprised that it worked fairly well on my car. i waited a few hours and then came back and used an old cutting pad and buffed it down level with the rest of the paint. came out to look pretty good.
as long as you bring it back down and only leave the paint in the scratch itself, it can work, but if you don't clean and prep it right, it can bubble in the future, but overall a good option on deep scratches.
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I have seen those Dupli-color brand touch up pens in stores for quite a while. If you are going to use the paint, that if fine. However, do not use the brush or the roller ball piece. I'll do a small quick write up on how to properly do this.

1. Examine the scratch. If there are loose pieces of paint or jagged edges on the scratch, remove them.

2. Wipe down the scratch and the area with IPA/water 50/50.

3. (Some people dont do this, but I will also get one of the duplicolor pen with the filler/primer.) Use the filler/primer, and a very fine painters brush to put one coat of filler/primer in the basin of the scratch. Allow this do dry approx. 15 minutes.

4. Using a clean, very fine painters brush, apply a thin coat of the paint to the basin of the scratch. Do not use a blob of paint. It is better to do ten thin coats than one big one.

5. Repeat # 4 until the paint is brought up just slightly over the surface, allowing dry time for the coats.

6. Utilizing 2000 grit sandpaper, sand down the surface to nearly flush with the rest of the area.

7. Using a rotary type (Dewalt, Makita, Clyclo, Flex etc.) compound the area. Use a finishing polish to bring back maximum gloss.

8. Apply a sealant or wax of your choice.

Side note: This may be a good time to go ahead and have the entire vehicle polished. If you are not up to the task, locate an experienced detailer. I think I know of a couple.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2009, 08:43 AM
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Exactly what Dylan(89gt-stanger) said. But metallic paints react differently to the sanding, so, use caution.
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