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6th Gen ('00-'05): Monte Carlo LS touch up paint

Old 06-21-2018, 10:41 PM
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Default Monte Carlo LS touch up paint

Hey y'all, I just bought a nice torch red 2001 Monte Carlo LS today and am wondering the best way to touch up a few scratches inexpensively. Would a paint pen work well without making noticeable marks? Which paint pens would you recommend? I'm a newbie to all this stuff so anything helps. Thanks!
Old 06-21-2018, 10:55 PM
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Well I believe about anything you do will still be noticeable. Just practice on nondescript area on the car first. There is a company called Dr. Color Chip that gives you a kit that works fairly well, I like it. Whatever you end up using use a light touch, go easy on the paint. Watch a couple You Tube videos on the subject and you should be able to make it look good from 10 ft. away.

Link to the Color Chip paint kit.
Old 07-06-2018, 04:11 PM
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My 2 cents worth: grab the vin / paint color and any NAPA or auto paint store can match up a pint of paint for you. (I have 5 kids, they like to paint, but I don't let them paint on my car :P LOL) however they have some really fine paint brushes, that I steal, (ones where the tip is about the size of a ball point pen, and going up in size from there). For a small rock chip that still has the white undercoating primer, I'll plop down a drop or 2 of paint... in the more damaged areas, specifically fenders, I'll remove rust and loose paint, then use the black undercoating primer that bonds / hardens rust; and then paint over that with a small foam brush; (Show quality? NOOO, but when you gotta get on your hands and knees & / or stoop over and inspect closely, it's much better than seeing something from 15' away...

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