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      05-29-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Need some advice on touching up paint.

Hi everyone,

I have a small paint chip (size of a pencil point) that I wish to touch up on my passenger-side rear door and would appreciate on some advice/inputs/feedback. In order to touch up, the procedure that I'm following is:

1. Clean and dry the effected area.
2. Clay the affected area.
3. Rinse/Clean again.
4. Apply Primer.
5. Apply Base coat (Jet black).
6. Apply Clear coat.
7. Make the paint edges smooth using a compound like Farecla's Total. (http://www.paintscratch.com/cgi-bin/...gi?ShowItem=28).

Some questions that I have:
1. Is my procedure correct or am I missing something?
2. What should be the time interval between each step - i.e. primer->base coat->clear coat, given than the temperature outside is between 60F - 68F and conditions are slightly cloudy.
3. Is the compound mentioned in step no. 7 too strong? or should I use something else? If yes, can you recommend me something.
4. How long should I wait after applying all the steps to do a car wash.

Thanks and I appreciate your inputs
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