Paint chip repair

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Diamondbill68
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Paint chip repair

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Post by Diamondbill68 » 13 Nov 2018, 21:45

I have a very noticeable and annoying chip in the paint behind the drivers door. I would appreciate some direction on how to repair this myself. I am not prepared due to budgetary constraints to take this to a body shop and I have this area completely re-sprayed. I have a small amount of the finish colour that has been prepared for me by a local auto body outlet. I am an experienced house and commercial painter so I possess the skills on how to do this with some concise direction please. I work well with observing YouTube videos on this type of subject if anyone can send me a link they recommend.
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Bill ( A proud Canadian Cougar owner)
1968 Standard Cougar 289 Cardinal Red
1976 Austin Mini Cooper
1998 Mercedes 650 SL V12
1985 Lincoln Town Car
1981 Corvette
" I may not be the man I want to be but at least I'm not the man I used to be"

Diamondbill68
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Re: Paint chip repair

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Post by Diamondbill68 » 13 Nov 2018, 22:28

I should add that I applied a few dabs of the red to try and hide it a little but as you can see the edges are slightly raised. It's not flaking fortunately but it does intensify how bad it looks.
Thx Bill
Bill ( A proud Canadian Cougar owner)
1968 Standard Cougar 289 Cardinal Red
1976 Austin Mini Cooper
1998 Mercedes 650 SL V12
1985 Lincoln Town Car
1981 Corvette
" I may not be the man I want to be but at least I'm not the man I used to be"

69XR7RestoMod
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Re: Paint chip repair

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Post by 69XR7RestoMod » 14 Nov 2018, 12:46

I don't know if they will have your paint color, but I have had great success with the DR Colorchip repair kits

https://www.drcolorchip.com/
1969 XR-7 Restomod 408ci 483HP/523TQ, FiTech, TKO-600

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Re: Paint chip repair

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Post by Yorgle » 14 Nov 2018, 15:06

If the old paint is thick, or the chip took out the primer, you need to build up the surface to make an invisible repair. I've had really good results using spot filler to bring the surface up to just a hair lower than the level of the old paint. Then go ahead and dab on your touch up paint so that the new paint just slightly overlaps the old paint- no more than 1/16" overlap. Once that's dry, use a paper hole punch to punch out some little circles of 400/600/800 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Glue these to the ends of #2 pencil erasers and use them to taper the touch up paint into the surrounding paint. You don't need to sand the entire repair, and don't sand far out into your old paint- just the circle where the new paint overlaps the old. After the 800 grit, let it dry a few days to get good and hard and then just hit it with some scratch remove, polish and wax.
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Diamondbill68
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Re: Paint chip repair

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Post by Diamondbill68 » 15 Nov 2018, 11:12

Thank you to both of you good Cougarites👍 I have some of the color made up so I think I will try the clean, prime and fill method. Slowly but surely.
Thx again.
Bill ( A proud Canadian Cougar owner)
1968 Standard Cougar 289 Cardinal Red
1976 Austin Mini Cooper
1998 Mercedes 650 SL V12
1985 Lincoln Town Car
1981 Corvette
" I may not be the man I want to be but at least I'm not the man I used to be"

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