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    A ding here and a road chip there is making me think about touching up my 20 year old paint. I know the paint code (not factory) and I'm able to locate the touch-up pen, and bottle w/brush, but one ding in particular is conspicuous -on the top edge of the fender- and my limited experience with touching up paint leaves me with uncertainty that this "fix" will be adequate- but I'm not 100% sure. I wouldn't think twice about diy for the road chips under the rear bumpers because they're barely noticeable as it is, but this one on the fender, well- that's another story. There are others less noticeable but diy would be ok there also.

    What are your experiences with the touch-up pens or brush kits?

    And while I'm at it, who can recommend a paint guy in the Palm Coast/St. Augustine FL area just in case I go that route. Thanks a lot.
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    i like to use them but leve the paint higher the old paint and let dry and then 1000 grit sand it to get it down then 1500 then 2000 rub it out and she will look good
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    Quote Originally Posted by CORDOBA-440-MAN View Post
    i like to use them but leve the paint higher the old paint and let dry and then 1000 grit sand it to get it down then 1500 then 2000 rub it out and she will look good
    Thanks buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CORDOBA-440-MAN View Post
    i like to use them but leve the paint higher the old paint and let dry and then 1000 grit sand it to get it down then 1500 then 2000 rub it out and she will look good
    Like Cord said, but I would get a bottle of Clear Coat also and dab that on after the other paint...

    The new paint you will get in that "Touch Up Bottle" will most likely be the new "base coat, clear coat" system...
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