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Old 03-23-2011
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Tips on fixing paint chips?

I've found a paint chip on my car, it looks like a tire kicked up a rock at me. I hit it with some Duplicolor touch up brush primer, paint and clear coat. It left a little raised area, so I wet sanded it for a few seconds with 1000 grit paper. Now I've got some areas in the clear coat surrounding my touch up where it's dull.

My plans are to go over it with some 3M rubbing compound and then throw some wax over it, and hopefully it will be shining like it originally did again.

Does this seem like the right thing to do, and can anybody tell me if there's a better way to take care of paint chips? One thing I read online was not to use a brush on clear, but a quick thin coat of spray on clear - then taking off the extra with rubbing compound. I'm not so sure about that one, but it would probably look better than how my fix turned out.
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sounds about right to me
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I hit it with the buffer with rubbing compound and then some sealer/glaze. There's still a little bit of dull area around the paint chip.
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personally i wouldnt have used 1000g on fresh and good surrounding paint, buffing out 1000 grit scratches takes alot more work then 2000g scratches. if buffing didnt return gloss you probably sanded the layer of clear off the color coat. id reclear, sand with 2000-3000 range of paper then buff it again but i stay away from touch up paint because it alsways seems to make things that were bad worse.
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So, for the clear, would I just spray on one quick, thin coat over the effected area, let it dry, then wet sand it with 2000 grit and then polish?

If you stay away from touch up paint, what do you do for dings/chips?
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repaint the panel, do not try to paint over the wax, its a truck its 4x4 offroad , try driving it between two trees you wont notice the chip!!!!!!!!!!!
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repaint the panel, do not try to paint over the wax, its a truck its 4x4 offroad , try driving it between two trees you wont notice the chip!!!!!!!!!!!
Hes talking about his car , But if it was his truck i totally Agree with the last part
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He's talking about his new 2011 mustang gt. I cant really help with fixing the problem, but that sucks it happened.
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as the proud owner of a 2001 Bullitt, i appoligse!
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Sound's like what l'd do/
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