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#1 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 02:41 PM
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I just ordered several paint pens from paintscratch.com

Are there any procedures I need to keep in mind to make sure that my paint doesnt end up looking "painted up" and shitty?

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I belive they have some info for that there and I saw something around here somplace for such a product that can help with that too..

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I returned the ones I ordered.

Paint wouldn't mix properly no matter how much I shook it.

The nib (point) was larger than the chips I wanted to touch up causing too much area to be painted.

The pen has to be held upright for the paint to flow down onto the nib. If
you try to touch up chips where this can't be done the paint drips onto the ground or your car.

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um, shit, i needed it for the rear bumper.

well, we'll see how it goes, the one scratch i need to take care of is rather large, and i HOPE i can manage to make it look alright. but if the paint doesnt mix i'm gonna be PISSED....wish me luck!

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i also got one from painscratch.com.........

need to press on the "tip" quick a few times to get the paint flowing, and it doesn't flow evenly.

keep a toothpick handy for those chips/nicks/scratches smaller than the paint pen tip; use toothpick to scrap some paint off paint pen tip and then fill in chip/scratch with toothpick.

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thanks jyep.

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I've gotten pretty good with the old fashioned touch-up paint brush that comes with the standard touch-up paint bottle. The brush usually has an angle cut so depending on how much paint you put on it you can usually touch up any size scratch/chip, depending on how deep it is.

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