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      03-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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best place for touch up paint?

hello guys, I need some touch up paint, is the pen style better? and where is the best place to get it?
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      03-25-2009, 05:35 PM   #2
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Pen style sucks, don't do it.

I'll save you the trouble of searching the numerous threads on this issue and refer you here:

http://www.paintscratch.com/

It's where I got my touch up paint kit and I've been very satisfied with it.
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      03-25-2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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This shit is fool proof just ordered mine. My buddy used it and said it was good.
http://drcolorchip.com/
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This shit is fool proof just ordered mine. My buddy used it and said it was good.
http://drcolorchip.com/
How did it go? If it's as good as it says i'd get one myself.
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It worked really well its great for road rash on the front bumper and side mirrors.
I was scared at first but they give you a solution to wipe off excess paint Its basically fool proof thats what im talking about.
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      04-03-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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Does it actually give a clean smooth surface? How does it work on very small chip?
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      11-02-2009, 06:34 PM   #7
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Bringing up an old thread...
Hey mthodtim, I assume you got the spray. How about the clear?
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It's not really about the actual paint (although that is important too), but rather the after process which involves wetsanding or using a rubbing compound and then polishing afterward.

Without those two no touch up paint will give you 100% blended-in-smooth-to-the touch surface.

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I'm with methodtim, paintscratch.com. I ordered twice from them for 2 different colors and they were almost a perfect match. As others have already mentioned it's more the expertise of the application and then fine tuning to get just right.
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Thanks for the tips guys
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Y don't consider the BMW one's?
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hello guys, I need some touch up paint, is the pen style better? and where is the best place to get it?
BMW Dealership.
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BMW paints come w/ the base coat and clear coat. Its a brush and i picked mine up for around 25 bucks.
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For my particular application I need a spray base and a clear.
I believe BMW dealer is more expensive though.
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For my particular application I need a spray base and a clear.
I believe BMW dealer is more expensive though.
If you need to spray, you need more than touch-up paint.

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