I think a rock owned my car

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Wheepo, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Wheepo

    Wheepo Every man needs a muse, maybe mine can be the bott

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    I drove up to Boone a few days ago. The route I took involved going up a 2-lane, winding, mountain-road that barely passes for paved. Rocks and shit everywhere.

    Came home. Washed my car the following day and noticed this:

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    Best picture I got. The paint is gone and when I noticed the damage yesterday, I swear I saw steel. Upon further inspection, this looks to be not the case. It's a fairly small scratch. Could fit within a dime or a penny. But I'd like to get rid of it.

    What do I need?

    I assume touch up paint. My car is an '07 Scion tC. Nautical Blue. Paint code 8S6. Where can I order this stuff from? Will the dealer sell me some?

    Also, how the hell do I fix it? What's the process?
     
  2. jjski78

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    -Get the paint from the dealer. Then go to an art supply store and get a 00 paint brush(really small). Also get some really fine grit sandpaper, like 1500 grit.
    -Get a pencil, cut a small ring of sandpaper to fit on the eraser.
    -Glue sandpaper to eraser.
    -Lightly sand the scratch.
    -Shake up the paint to mix it.
    -Open it up and place the stupid brush on the cap to the side.
    -Dip your art paintbrush in the paint, and touch the tip of the brush to the center of the scratch. This will cause the paint to do what I call a capillary fill, the paint will run off the brush into the scratch, filling it in. Let the first coat dry, usually an hour, but really dependent on weather. Do the capillary thing again. Do this until the paint in the scratch has built up to the level of the original paint, or even a little higher.
    -When completely dry, you're gonna have to wet-sand the area to level the new paint and blend it to the original. Use 1500 grit wet sandpaper at first, then step to 2000 grit.
    -Polish the area with whatever polish you want, I like Optimum.
    -Wax
    -Done!!!
     
  3. Wheepo

    Wheepo Every man needs a muse, maybe mine can be the bott

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    Wow. That's it? I think I'm gonna buy the supplies tonight. Dealership's open till 9!
     
  4. Wheepo

    Wheepo Every man needs a muse, maybe mine can be the bott

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    And thanks. :)
     
  5. NightyNight

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    some touch up paints have a touch up clearcoat too, worth looking up.
     
  6. jjski78

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    No problem. Do you have a PC?? If not, no big deal, just gonna take you longer to polish it all out once you're done wet-sanding.
     
  7. SoySauciAl

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    get the touchup paint.. make sure it matches first because it might be a little off!.. dab in the spot with a toothpick.. take your sweet time.. call it a day.. oh, and maybe get a magnifine (sp?) glass.
     
  8. Ronin

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    ^^^
    its spelt magnifying

    lolz
     

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