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    Default Paintwork touch up

    I've noticed a few moderate scratches, on the bumpers, side wings and some quite heavy door chips, what'd be the best to touch these up with? T-cut doesn't do naff all for these problems!

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    Besides a paint job the best diy way is with some delicate handy work with a touch up brush. Clean the area with white spirit or panel prep if you have any. start with thin layers of touch up paint, and give about 10 mins between layers for drying time(heat gun on low setting will speed things up a bit). Build the layers up until the damaged area sits proud of the rest of the paintwork. I usually give a day or two before I use 1500 or 2000 wet flatting paper to take the chip down level with the bodywork and polish up with compound. Not ideal if its your pride an joy but will take your eye off it and will protect the metalwork.
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    I use a cocktail stick to touch up, brushes leave nasty strokes. Got the paint made up at my local parts shop

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    My bad, forgot to mention not to brush, lol, just dab very lightly or as bigbnlr said use a cocktail stick. Nice idea that, will use that one in future, cheers

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