How To Fix Automobile Paint Chips - The Hard Way





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Date Submitted Mon. Feb. 13th, 2017 7:07 AM
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I wrote the following instructions a few years ago for my book, How To Sell Your Car Fast.

Let's face it, no matter where you drive, chips and scratches happen. Rocks and road debris can hit the hood and areas behind the wheels creating unsightly marks that turn into rust. Your kid cruises by with his/her bike in the garage and well°≠ you know.

Whether you are fixing a scratch or chips, the task of purchasing touch up paint and other tools is the same.

If you are hesitant about sanding, skip those steps and just put the paint into the chip. You will end up with a little bump, but it will look much better than the chip. Better yet, use this chip repair kit.

Chip Repair Steps:

1. Get your #2 artist brush or round toothpicks, some 1500 or 2000 grit

sandpaper, rubbing alcohol or a mild solution of Simple Green and

small sanding block. We use wooden BBQ skewers instead of toothpicks

because they are easier to handle and because they are longer and

easier to dip inside the touch-up paint bottle.

A toothpick makes a good applier of touch-up paint, but we like a

wooden BBQ skewer for better control

2. Clean the area around the chip with the alcohol or Simple Green (rinse

if you used Simple Green).

3. Remove any rust in the chip with a pencil eraser

4. Clean the area again with the alcohol or Simple Green and rinse.

5. Shake the touch-up paint for a least a minute to be sure the paint is

mixed well.

6. Dip the tip of the toothpick into the paint. Don't get a big blob,

just a little paint will do.

7. Don't forget to check for a color match on an inconspicuous area of

the car like the inside of the hood or trunk

8. Touch the tip of the toothpick to the center of the chip. The paint

will run down and begin filling the chip. Let dry for an hour, then

blow dry with a hair dryer for a half minute or so.

9. Repeat the previous step until the chip is filled just above the

surface.

10. When the final application of paint is completely dry, sand the area

with the wet sanding block (dipped in a bucket of water) in one

direction only, no circles, until flat. Do not sand too much or you

will sand off the clear-coat! Sand a little, wipe off and check

several times. NOTE: Do not do this step unless you are experienced or

are willing to spend a few hours sanding, buffing and polishing until

the surface is restored to its normal shine.

11 launch x431 v. Run your finger over the chip. If you can feel a bump it still needs

work.

12. Use your scratch remover or cleaner/wax to bring back the shine (This

step may take several applications).

Casey Brander - Car enthusiast and entrepreneur hoping to educate and help people who enjoy keeping their cars in mint condition because of the investment and because it's the right thing to do! Click on my website to find out how to make your car look great launch x431 pro.
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