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    How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    I am new to all of this. I brought home my brand new car last week. I washed it with Gold Class car wash, waxed it with Gold Class liquid wax and two days later I got a rock chip. I have a touch-up paint pen from my dealer, but I have absolutely no idea what to do. I am assuming I wash the car, but after that I am lost!! Should I clay the area? If I can't find Meguiars grit sandpaper in my area, will any sandpaper with the same grit level do? Do I have to prime? Any guidance would be appreciated.

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    Well it's kinda easy and hard.
    You need to clean out the chip, I use lacquer thinner.
    Then I paint the whole.
    Let it dry for a few days
    Then I wet sand it smooth.
    Finish with M105 and a wool pad on a rotary
    That's it in a nut shell
    Look here for some more answers Wet-Sanding, Color Sanding, Rock Chip Repair

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    I do not own a rotary. Can I do it by hand?

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    Well, the other less perfect technique is mine....

    Clean out the chip as needed, I usually use a little sandpaper to get any loose edges.

    Then apply the paint with a toothpick, in little thin dabs. Let dry a bit in between dabs.

    By doing it thin, I dont build up the mound to sand down, but it doesnt look as perfect either. But it avoids the sanding process.
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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    ^^^^^^ I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by newcar2009 View Post
    I do not own a rotary. Can I do it by hand?
    Yes you can.
    You don't need to sand it flat that's just what I do.
    You can just fill it.

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    What grit sandpaper should I use? The other question I have is how do I determine if the chip goes down to the primer or the metal? I see grey, but is that the primer or the metal?

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    I'd say use 2000 so you can get the scratches out by hand.
    I think that would be the primer.
    It it was metal it should be darker, but it doesn't matter.
    Sand it a little just to ruff it up, I don't do this I just clean it and fill it.
    Did you look at the other posts on doing this?
    All your questions can be answered there along with pictures.

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    If it was the metal, then wouldn't I need to put primer on first? If I don't will the paint stick?

    When I have a sec I will check other posts.

    thanks

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    Try this, works well!!

    http://drcolorchip.com/

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    Re: How do you repair a rock chip with a touch-up paint pen?

    I really can't believe that we are recommending wet sanding to someone who is new to this. Lets remember this is a new car we are talking about. I use a match stick cut at a 45 degree angle. Tooth pick will work also. Clean the area, and do this a little at a time. In other words dont just glob it up with touch up paint. Build the paint in layers. If you are new to this and have limited experience, DO NOT WETSAND, as you will probably create more problems for yourself.

    Mario, do you have any pics of your wetsanding, rotary buffing technique? How many YEARS have you been wetsanding? ETC......

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