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Old 06-13-2003, 02:21 AM   #1
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I got a lot of bump and hood chips. Unfortunatly with a black car they really show up after I wax it. Do the those little color sticks actually work on those type of things? Any help would really be appreciated.
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On our '98 GMC yukon we had gotten a factory GM repair paint thingy, it looked like a giant nail paint thing, not that i would know what they are like. It worked pretty good, especially with the metallic green paint, but a generic silver color on our 88 Nova didn't look or work so hot. Maybe if i had put a clear coat over it... I think with black you should have an easier time, and just take your time doing it, go for factory though as much as possible.
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go to autopia.com they have a lot of car detailing advice. you have to create a user name and log in. they have a write up on paint chip repair. the PROPER way to do it . check it out ! basically you have to rough up the inside of chip and then apply several LIGHT layers of touch up paint. then you CAREFULLY sand with 1500 grit sand paper to flatten it out. the scratches from this fine paper you get on yourGOOD PAINT BUFF RIGHT OUT. i know i have colorsanded a few new paint jobs and buffed em out. they explain it in greater detail on the web site.
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Bubba said it. Basically paint several layers of color to build up to surface. (Prime if needed) You may need to do a clearcoat too. But once you sand it, use rubbing compound to buff out the scratches from the sand paper. I have some chips in my hood and with the dark green it shows up too. I got a hood protector so I don't have to worry about it anymore.
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Hard rubbing compound is one of the best things you can do to a a slightly scratched up cars, it removed the slight keying i had, and helped a lot when i repainted my hood.
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Just kinda looking for a temp fix till I maybe get the car repainted next year. Some of the nix are down to the metal of the hood. There is so many of them on the hood that painting each of them would take forever. Most of them are on the bumper so rust won't be a problem but the few of them on the hood might be a prob.
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Why not just get some sandable primer, spray in the spots there the holes are, sand it flush, then spray paint(with the color code of your car) a few coats and then put a few coats of clear?
Easy fix for your hood but you might need some filler for your bumper but you can do essetially the same thing.
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Hard rubbing compound is one of the best things you can do to a a slightly scratched up cars, it removed the slight keying i had, and helped a lot when i repainted my hood.
More info please...I have slight keying too and it drives me nuts (it'* deep enough that you can feel it a little if you rub your fingers over it, but not to the metal or anything).
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Uhmm alot of people make this stuff... I use turtle wax rubbing compound... it takes away the the scratch by blending the paint sort of.... Its hard to explain accually.. The stuff is gritty so it removes **** from your car...
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Thanks. I've always been afraid to use anything abrasive on my paint job for fear of ruining it; is it really gentle enough that it'* okay?
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