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600-2000 grit sand paper A clean cloth (lint free) Paint primer Paint that matches the color of your car Newspaper painters tape (blue)
- Start by sanding each touch-up spot with a lower-grit sandpaper (less than 1000 probably is best)
Remove all chips and excess paint that is coming off
It is a good rule that whatever you plan on painting, sand.
Do not sand so much that you take the primer off
When finished sanding, clean off with water and dry with a lint-free cloth
Place newspaper around the spots you are painting and tape off with the blue painters tape
make sure there is no oil on the place you are painting from your hands.. If you touch it, clean it.
Now, use a paint that is meant for cars.. I used a spray can.. you may use something else.
Spray 4-6 inches away from the spot spraying left to right, right to left never stopping in the middle of your spraying 'line'
apply one light coat at a time and wait ten minutes between each coat
Between each coat, lightly sand the area
when the current coat is dry (or tacky), apply another coat
Once finished, wait twenty minutes for the paint to dry (or until dry)
Remove the painters tape and newspaper from your car
Get your 2000 grit sand paper and sand down the edges of where you touched up to prevent peeling in the future
Your touch-up paint will probably be slightly off from the color of your car
Stand back and take a look
This is good on almost any part of your car.. Just a note that anything you can remove and put back on that you are planning to paint, make sure you remove it.. It is much easier to paint that way and there is no taping required then.. just put down a tarp