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rock chip on hood ?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 2010bigdog, May 25, 2018.

  1. May 25, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    2010bigdog

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    i have a rock chip on the center of my hood and was wondering if any of you have used the touch up paint from the dealer and if it came out ok? It's MGM color
    Thanks!
     
  2. May 25, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    teedubbya

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    It’s always going to be noticeable. It’ll help, but it’s like using a sharpie to fix an imperfection in black.
     
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  3. May 26, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    anyone else ?
     
  4. May 26, 2018 at 5:58 AM
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    Won't be perfect but use some MGM touch up paint. Should be good enough to make you forget about it until one of us sees your truck and says," Hey, that's where you touched up that rock chip." Haha.
     
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  5. May 26, 2018 at 6:00 AM
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    Your killing me lol !!
     
  6. May 26, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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    Seriously, we have some very good detailing guys here that may have a better fix short of repainting the whole hood.!
     
  7. May 26, 2018 at 6:03 AM
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    That’s what I’m hoping for
     
  8. May 26, 2018 at 6:24 AM
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    Best bet is touch up paint. Build up the paint in layers (leave plenty of drying time between coats) to get it thick as the other paint. It'll look good. Also you may be able to get clear coat touch up to finish it off
     
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  9. May 26, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    The dealership will sell you the base color (mgm) and then the top coat which is the clear coat. It's decent stuff out of all the touch up paint I've used it's one of my favorite bottles to use. I've got a black truck and some of the spots I've touched up are hardly noticeable, except the 2 on my hood everyone asks what happened there lol.
     
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    I got pretty lucky with touch up paint on my last vehicle. It had a pretty good chip on the top of the hood. I filled it with a few layers of paint. Then built up more layers of clear coat, then wet sanded it flat. It was noticeable but looked really well done for what it was. From certain angles you couldn’t even see it.
     
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  11. May 26, 2018 at 8:39 AM
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    How deep is the ding? I had one from a rock thrown up by a dump truck. Mine was fairly deep, down to the primer. I filled in the ding by using Toyota touch up paint in layers. When filling the last coat of paint to level the ding, I masked off around the ding, applied the last dab of paint, then used the edge of a playing card to scrape across the ding taking off the excess paint. Since the masking tape allowed for the last coat to be a little higher than the ding, I then wet-sanded the ding to level it with the surrounding area and then used some polishing compound. I still know it is there and you can see it if you are looking for it but at least it is filled in and level.
     
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    What grit sandpaper did you use for the wet sanding?
     
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    I got a pack from Amazon with various grits from about 1000 up to 2500 I think. There were about 3-4 sheets in the pack per grit. Didn't take but a small piece per grit. Make sure you wet sand with each grit. When you get things smooth and level, the paint surface will still appear a little scratched but several coats of the polish will take it out. Don't forget to apply a couple of coats of wax afterwards. I used Griot's polish:

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    I do touchup and mobile paint repair for a living. The first thing I always tell my clients is "touchup fixes color, not texture". It's best described as putting flesh colored peroxide on a wound. It's simple to put paint in a rock chip. Trying to match the depth of ? coats of primer, ? coats of paint, and ? coats of clear and level it out is the hard part. Unless you treat it as a paint repair by sanding and painting it, you will notice it. IMO Touchup will always max out as "better than nothing". It is certainly cheaper than re-spraying the panel.
     
  15. May 27, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    I have a couple spots on my truck that I touched up with paint from my dealer. I did not wet sand, just applied a couple layers until it filled in, cant notice it unless you look for it.
     
  16. May 27, 2018 at 1:38 PM
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    Get a sticker for your hood, maybe some "racing stripes" :)
     
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  17. May 27, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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    Firstly, DO NOT color sand after touching up; it’s too easy to burn through the clear coat. I found a product a few years ago (body and paint forum) that is safe to use, and the results are fantastic. That product is Langka Blob Eliminator https://www.amazon.com/Langka-LANGK...467005&sr=8-1&keywords=langka+blob+eliminator

    First fill the chip area with factory touch up; may take several coats. Don’t worry about the buildup, or blob. Follow the instructions provided with the Langka product, and you will watch the blob flatten just as though you are sanding. You can literally level and smooth the touch up without causing any damage to your base coat or clear coat. I’ve used this on white pearl tri coat paint and you cannot see the chip areas. Great product. It only works with OEM (factory) touch up paint.
     
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