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slik_gts Sep 19, 7:37pm - #46503 

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it looks horrible, help plz?

i was fixing my paint chips today and i over did. i didn't realize how much paint i had put in the chips until it all dried. i was wondeing can i take a sand paper and sand it down a lil' and then reapply and clear coat? do you think that'll work, and if so what grit sand paper should i get? or do you guys have a better idea to fix this problem. thnx
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Steven Sep 19, 7:40pm - #46504 
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don't use any type of sand paper

use "Mother's Clay Bar". IT comes with a spray on liquid that allows the clay bar to glide easily over your paint removing contaminants, overspray and other paint defects.
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DiabloGTS Sep 19, 7:45pm - #46505 

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Originally Posted by Steven
don't use any type of sand paper

use "Mother's Clay Bar". IT comes with a spray on liquid that allows the clay bar to glide easily over your paint removing contaminants, overspray and other paint defects.


can't you use 600 wet sand paper? I used that on the chips I fixed, and it looks perfect (just using the paper on the paint, that is)

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swthrtracer Sep 19, 7:46pm - #46506 
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Originally Posted by Steven
don't use any type of sand paper

use "Mother's Clay Bar". IT comes with a spray on liquid that allows the clay bar to glide easily over your paint removing contaminants, overspray and other paint defects.


Do this, do NOT sand. When I clay bar, I have to redo a tiny scratch that is on my door because it takes the paint off. DO NOT SAND YOU CAR!!!

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Rave669 Sep 19, 11:39pm - #46507 

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Use some rubbing compound, meguiars scratch x, or GS27 to smooth out that touch up.

A word of warning: the paint on our cars is thin, so don't overdo it with the rubbing compound.

I was fixing rock chips in my driver's side fender, near the headlihgt. I fixed the chips with touch-up paint, and used some rubbing compound to smooth it out, it worked okay, but apparently, when the dealership buffed my car before, they overdid it a bit. after I was finished, I had a pale halo around my repair area, this was because I had worn down to the primer!!! same thing, but not as extreme, on my Hood, on another chip.

I Primed and resprayed my 1/4 panel and Hood around the chips, and wet-sanded to get everything smoothed out, now I have to take my car to the shop next week to get the 1/4 panel and Hood resprayed and buffed out professionaly so it'll look like new when it's done.

So, as I said, be careful you don't overdo it, just keep checking your work area periodicaly so you don't wear through the paint. don't sand it unless you know what you're doing.

BTW, a paint blob can't be fixed with a clay bar, sorry. Clay bars are good for removing overspray and metal fragments in the paint, but clay bars are non abrasive, so they won't smooth out the touch-up paint. that's what rubbing compound is for. go with a mildly abrasive compound,like 3M liquid rubbing compound or swirl mark remover. turtle wax rubbing compund will work, but it's more abrasive, so be careful and read the instructions.

Meguiars scratch x is great for that, just don't overdo it.

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Elec-FuYu Sep 19, 11:41pm - #46508 
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wow...Rave669...i found almost all of ur post are like essays~ wave wink thumbsup

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IcEd blUe Sep 19, 11:41pm - #46509 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
wow...Rave669...i found almost all of ur post are like essays~ wave wink thumbsup


yea he knows a LOT about pretty much everything
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Rave669 Sep 19, 11:50pm - #46510 

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well, not everything, I am letting the shop repaint my 1/4 panel and Hood afterall.

My brother works as an auto body technician, I've learned a lot over the years from him, I may have him do the paintwork on my car, but he lives in wisconsin, and it's about a 1/2 days drive from me to get to his place.

I just try to post as much info as I can, and try to keep it as clear as possible. If I have no Idea as to how to help someone out, I usually won't post.

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Elec-FuYu Sep 19, 11:53pm - #46511 
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Originally Posted by Rave669
well, not everything, I am letting the shop repaint my 1/4 panel and Hood afterall.

My brother works as an auto body technician, I've learned a lot over the years from him, I may have him do the paintwork on my car, but he lives in wisconsin, and it's about a 1/2 days drive from me to get to his place.

I just try to post as much info as I can, and try to keep it as clear as possible. If I have no Idea as to how to help someone out, I usually won't post. If I have no Idea as to how to help someone out, I usually won't post.

it's call whore you know:o rofl

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Bssoap74 Sep 20, 12:54am - #46512 
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VSGTS14 Sep 20, 7:58pm - #46513 

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have an auto restoration service do it...
pros dude...
they can fix it like nothing ever happened.

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