#2: How to Apply Touch Up Paint (to Almost Like New!)

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Introduction: #2: How to Apply Touch Up Paint (to Almost Like New!)

This video includes tips and how to methods on getting rid of unsightly scratches in your automobile, but without the expensive auto-body bill.

This is a follow up video to my original video, "How to Apply Touch up Paint". Thanks to viewer feedback and comments, I was able to make my car look almost as good as new.

Thanks for watching!

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    sweet, thanks

    Nice job Rich.

    I have a few tips for you if you wish to try them.
    1. If you add a few drops of dish liquid to your water for wet sanding it works much easier and smoother. It also helps keep the oils from your fingers/hands washed off of the paint to ensure better adhesion.

    2. For flat panels a rubber or wooden block will help you get the touch up paint level with the original finish easier. Just be careful to not let the corners dig in.

    3. Snap On Tools and possibly other manufacturers have a Nib file that is just a small section of a file embedded into a soft wood block for removing "Nibs" or raised spots in paint. One of those would greatly reduce your sanding time.

    4. They also make a product that helps level out the touch up paints to reduce the amount of sanding needed. Darned if I can remember the name of it right now though, sorry.

    Best of luck to you.

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    Hey thanks! I'll keep an eye out for the Snap On Nib remover, that brand lasts forever. Happy New Year!