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Old 01-17-2014, 02:52 PM
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Larry Kosilla just put up a new video about touching up paint on a car. The car he is working on was keyed as you will see. Lots of good information in this video.

 
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:40 PM
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Pretty good Video - useful things to know
 
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:06 PM
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From the past videos I have watched from ammo...

I expected that scratch to pretty much disappear....
The reality is... It was still quite visible.
Which means I was more disappointed than impressed.

Granted anything looks better than the bare scratch... But Barely.
 
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:32 PM
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That scratch was brutal. Looks a lot better though.
 
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Below is my contribution of a short vid on touch `up.
It's the way I do it >more just to cover the bare metal.
On Bad chips, etc > I take it to the `Professionals.
Below is good 4 a daily driver.
 
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Originally Posted by STUMPMI View Post
From the past videos I have watched from ammo...

I expected that scratch to pretty much disappear....
The reality is... It was still quite visible.
Which means I was more disappointed than impressed.

Granted anything looks better than the bare scratch... But Barely.
I agree, I was also hoping the scratch would have come out a little better as well. But with anything like that you will need a complete re-paint to get it to look perfect. He only spent 2 days on it, imagine if he spent a week on it wet sanding and trying to get it to be a lot more level. Even then I think it would be near impossible to get the touch up paint to be even and perfect like a full on paint job would.
 
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:02 PM
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For most of us car nuts yes if we got a scratch that big we would have done a repaint but the tips where good for things like stone chips


Space I need to watch the Video you posted

In my phone will check it out in the morning
 
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:58 PM
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the sad reality is paint touch up is never perfect no matter how bad you want it to be. if it bothers you that much then repaint is the only way to have the look you really desire.
 
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Originally Posted by xxtheshockerxx View Post
the sad reality is paint touch up is never perfect no matter how bad you want it to be. if it bothers you that much then repaint is the only way to have the look you really desire.

Do you do touch up paint work in your detail business ?
I think it's stressful to have a nice ride in todays world.

I thought the below `vid was decent What do you guys think ?
This is a good thread & I hope that many contribute their tips/tricks & links/vid's...
 
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:57 AM
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Yes we do alot of touch up work. Unfortunately it doesn't always pay enough to be blessed to take the time to sand it out andtry to do everything pperfect. Most dealerships just want everything the same color haha. On my own Car I will so the best I can but still I am so picky it doesn't help haha
 

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