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touch up paint tips

Discussion in 'E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006-2011)' started by jlwsbw, Jun 23, 2009.

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    jlwsbw

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    I have a few areas on my vehicle needing to be touched up. the bmw touch up paint sticks come in a set of 2. one of them is a basecoat, and then you finish it off with the other stick. anyone have advice on using these so as to get as clean a job as possible with out drippage?
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    rspeser

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    Paint touch up

    I have had excellent results using the paint touch up kit from Girots Garage. The small applicators are more precise and easier to use than the brush in the bottle which tends to put a blob of paint down.
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    John in VA

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    You want to make sure the chip is clean before you start - paint thinner, alcohol on a Q-tip.
    Shake the color paint well, and build up the chip slowly, using multiple layers & give it a chance to dry a bit in between coats. Leave it a little shy of flush with the surrounding paint, and top it off with the clear coat.
    Just use a little dab of paint at a time with the included brush, or even use a toothpick, letting the paint flow into the chip.
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    az3579

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    I was never able to get my chips to look normal with the touchup paint. Despite my hardest effort, it still sticks out like a sore thumb.
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    jlwsbw

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    thanks for the advice guys. i should have taken before and after pics. the 5 small chips now blend in perfectly. you can obviously notice them if you get up real close and eyeball them, but just walking by you no longer have any idea they are there.
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    Zahnarzt

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    The Dr. Colorchip kit works well for minor to moderate scratches--works a little differently than the Lanka. They show pictures of wide areas of rash being taken care of all at once, but I don't see how that's realistic having tried it myself. Keep in mind that it may take multiple applications to get it really level if the knick is wide. As mentioned above, cleaning the area well first is key. Then add a good deal of patience.

    For a really, really thorough method, check out this post at Bimmerfest.com.

    Good luck!
    :D Rick

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