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Old 06-14-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Paint Help!

Hey all,

I have a quick question. I just washed my car and after drying it, noticed my hood had a bunch of markings. Are the scratches and marks in my paint (as pictured) removable by hand using product, or do I need to take my car to a detail place?

Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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If you go over those white marks with your fingernail gently does it snap? Looks like rock chips that will probably need to be hit with some touch up paint. Won't look perfect but better than that.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:39 PM   #3
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Some of the scratches do go down to bare metal. Just touch it all up with some paint? There are scratches like these all around the car, a few of which have been touched up in the past.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:56 PM   #4
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touch up paint is a funny thing. Sometimes it looks worse than if you just leave it alone. I would try it in some out of the way places before you touch up 20+ rock chips on your hood. But that's me..
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:38 PM   #5
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You can also try a product called "langka blob eliminator " after applying touch up paint. Similar to the Dr. ColorChip kit. Works really well. But don't expect miracles.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:05 PM   #6
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I would try a compound first
see if that helps,then with your touch up
paint,but don't use there paint brush!!
go to a artist shop and get a fine paint brush
and then you get the paint just where you
want it.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:01 PM   #7
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OP, have you been following 18 wheelers lately?

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Some of the scratches do go down to bare metal.

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touch up paint is a funny thing. Sometimes it looks worse than if you just leave it alone.
Right. That's why the whole panel is usually resprayed.
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Are the scratches and marks in my paint (as pictured) removable by hand using product
Sure. You can just remove the rest of the paint with sandpaper. Then it will be uniformly unpainted.

I mean really? If the paint is missing already, what are you supposed to remove?


Is there a huge solar flare happening right now that's scrambling everyone's brain?
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:42 PM   #9
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Sure. You can just remove the rest of the paint with sandpaper. Then it will be uniformly unpainted.



I mean really? If the paint is missing already, what are you supposed to remove?





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Old 06-15-2014, 07:17 PM   #10
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OP, are you a tailgater?

there's literally more rock chips than paint...

i'd just get a repaint because touch up paint (dr.colorchip will defintly cover it but you'll be spending at least a week touching all those up also probably will need to buy more than 1 bottle of paint)

repainting a hood is roughly $350-600 varies.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:23 PM   #11
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So do any of you have any suggestions of what shop to go to in NJ to have this done?
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:25 PM   #12
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Want a place in Cape May??

Hey, how do we know where in Jersey you are?
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:27 PM   #13
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Want a place in Cape May??

Hey, how do we know where in Jersey you are?
I'm in Union County.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:46 PM   #14
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