Car touch up paint will become a concern for most people. The harsh reality is that the world is forever giving in one harsh reality after another!
Any car owner will eventually notice the bumps and bruises their car will collect along this journey called life. From the tiniest of scratches to major door dings, it really is a jungle out there...
...so you better act and respond accordingly!
Long or short, every road trip will be a new chance for more chips in your cars paint. The good news is that today you have far more options than before. When it comes to car paint chips and scratches, most people live under the assumption that the standard car touch up paint, with the messy applicator brushes or pen tips, are your only solution.
These traditional touch up paint applicators are readily available at the car dealership where you bought your car, or any auto parts store.
Most people are familiar with this type of touch-up paint applicators. While they offer a quick and easy fix for stone and rock chips in your cars paint, they also come with their share of drawbacks.
You must remember that the goal with these car touch up paint kits is to camouflage the chips and scratches so they are less visible. Nothing short of the body shop is going to make your car perfect again.
For most people including myself, these pen tip applicators seemed like the answer when these pen tip applicators started making their way into the car paint touch up market.
At a casual glance these pen-tip applicators seem like the perfect solution over the traditional brush-tip applicators. Based on my experience it nothing more than the classic case of trading in one set of problems for another!
Knowing how to repair car paint scratches can become overwhelming very quickly. I have broken this subject down into 3 specific areas of concern.
Use the following to help determine the best product or kit for you and your world.
Most people simplify the topic of car paint scratches and think that one solution (car touch up paint) is a fix for every car scratch. This is simply not true. Every scratch will be truly unique in length, depth, and width.
The good news is that many times the scratch you think is an actual car paint scratch, is really what is called paint transfer. These marks are much easier to deal with than an actual scratch in your car paint.
Each scratch will need to be tested to determine the steps to take to remove the mark. Simply scrap across each mark with the tip of your fingernail to help determine whether it is an actual scratch, or some form of transfer that sits on top of the paint. This test will also help you determine how deep the paint scratch is.
Note: If ALL you want to do is to fix the road rash on all the leading faces of your car then you can proceed down to the road rash section. But I would at least read this section first.
Due to lack of experience, most of you will not assess the individual areas of damage to your car properly. For this reason I think this simple product designed to remove light scratches and transfer is the best place to start:
This is simply what happens to the front end of your as the paint gets chipped up from debris hitting your car at high speeds.
The chips keep coming and before long, the forward facing edges of your car are riddled up with countless paint chips. Over time, the many chips will seriously detract and diminish the overall beauty of your cars paint. When thinking about trying to fill hundreds of paint chips on your front end, it might seem like a futile task.
But with that said, don't underestimate just how much the beauty of your car can be enhanced by fixing the road rash. But using the traditional brush or pen tip applicators is a time consuming task.
No one would deny the dramatic effect car touch up paint has on the front end of this Honda; what we really want though is a better solution to the inefficiency of the traditional car touch up paint applicators!
The better alternative....
Repair paint chips, certain types of scratches, and road rash professionally with Dr. ColorChip Paint Chip Repair Systems. Dr. ColorChip's incredible repair process results in smooth, perfectly matched paint with no paint blobs! High quality automotive paint and a proprietary blending solution will fill and hide paint blemishes in two simple steps. This is what I call the better solution!
(By clicking on the link, it will take you to this red touch-up kit. You simply need to search for your own exact make, model, and color type)
When it comes to what I refer to as hairline scratches, often you can remove these completely, or diminish them to the point of acceptability if you have the right kit.
Hairline scratches are just that; scratches that are the width of a human hair. You may still be able to catch an edge on these scratches with your fingernail, but they are not wide enough to actually accept any car touch up paint into them.
When you have come to the conclusion that you are trying to fix deep scratches that require the use of actual car touch up paint then I recommend this kit below.
Now that you know a better fix to the traditional car touch up paint methods, you now have new alternatives to traditional pen style car touch up paint.
A little effort and time on your part along with one or more of this products/kits, will leave a big smile on your face ounce you see the updated version of your car!
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