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SilverGT
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SilverGT Feb 15, 1:52am - #103569 
2002 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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toyota touch-up paint

ok guys, so i bought this little bottle to fix up a few chips and i did one but the color comes out more grey than silver. the color code it 1d0, and i dunno, i cant get it looking smooth like the normal paint. what am i doing wrong?
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glitch Feb 15, 1:57am - #103570 
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u need to get a clear coat bottle too then you have to polish... it's an assload of work frown

http://www.web-cars.com/detail/touchup.php

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Eyger Feb 15, 3:31am - #103571 

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You also have to take into consideration how you are applying it. If you are using a paintbrush or somthing along those lines, it's never going be smooth because of the brissels. Real automotive paint is Sprayed on using a constant pressure rating. The only thing that i think would help would be like previously mentioned; paint it on and sand it a little so it's smooth and the paint again until it's all smooth and lastly use a spray can of clear coat. One other thing that will help the smoothness is to pick up a piece of 1000 grit sandpaper and lightly brush it on the entire thing, so the line where the clear coat stops is also smooth.

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Evan Feb 16, 3:15am - #103572 

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stefanoc Feb 16, 3:21am - #103573 

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"Remember have patience. Don't try to touch-up the chip all at once. It's a gradual building up of the paint, that's the trick. "

its not a 5 minute work, do a touch a day.
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Evan Feb 16, 3:53am - #103574 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
"Remember have patience. Don't try to touch-up the chip all at once. It's a gradual building up of the paint, that's the trick. "

its not a 5 minute work, do a touch a day.


good advice thumbsup

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