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    Re: Touch up pen

    I have used both the pen and the brush. I like the brush better even for the smallest rock chip. I find the pen too hard to put on evenly while a brush you can control how much you put on.

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    Re: Touch up pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Go to Amazon and search auto paint pen. Tried to copy the picture, but couldn't copy it.
    Yep, found it.

    I like my brush approach or out comes Dr.Colorchip.
    Seems to me lacquer thinner would be better at cleaning that tool than alcohol(watched the AMMO vid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    It does come with a pick to help clean it but it’s not super easy. But the tool works.
    If the chip is more than a tiny dot, you can tap this “pen” in there several times and each time it dispenses a little bit of paint. Sort of levels itself.
    Dr Colorchip also works well. And I’ve used that paint with the pen and it was fine. The nice thing about the pen is that it doesn’t lay down a blob. It’s pretty delicate and helps achieve a precise result. Probably works best on horizontal-ish surfaces. Vertical ones can be trickier with any touch up.
    I'm concerned because the chip is rather large. 1/8" in diameter.

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    Re: Touch up pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    I'm concerned because the chip is rather large. 1/8" in diameter.
    I think with that size you might have better luck with dr colorchip.
    Bruno Soares


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    Re: Touch up pen

    I’ve never had good luck with the ballpoint touch up tips.

    I prefer buying inexpensive fine tip paint brushes in the craft aisle at Walmart. I Clean them up after every use with paper towel and paint thinner. The brushes have nice sleeves to keep the bristles straight and true.

    Now if I could just get my tri-coat pearl white paint to blend/match the original paint

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    Re: Touch up pen

    Quote Originally Posted by BSoares View Post
    I think with that size you might have better luck with dr colorchip.
    For smaller chips it might work, but I think DCC will pull out on larger chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing View Post
    I’ve never had good luck with the ballpoint touch up tips.

    I prefer buying inexpensive fine tip paint brushes in the craft aisle at Walmart. I Clean them up after every use with paper towel and paint thinner. The brushes have nice sleeves to keep the bristles straight and true.

    Now if I could just get my tri-coat pearl white paint to blend/match the original paint
    If you get a magnifying glass and stay within the chip it works out great. Get paint outside the chip and it looks like crap unless you wet sand.

    I will never wet sand OEM paint again. Give you one guess why.

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    Re: Touch up pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    If you get a magnifying glass and stay within the chip it works out great. Get paint outside the chip and it looks like crap unless you wet sand.

    I will never wet sand OEM paint again. Give you one guess why.
    When that happens with me...I let the paint dry for a while until it is just dry enough (kind of tacky, but a pin won't go in too easily), and then swipe it with a real thin fabric (actually, I have been using these makeup cloth removers, but have used old cotton t-shirts) wrapped around a somewhat pliable foam block, soaked with a bit of paint thinner (or mineral spirits).

    If I'm careful enough, it removes the high spots, without affecting the fill. If the paint hasn't cured enough, though, I wind up taking off the fill itself, but then it's just easy to start over from scratch again.

    Eric

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    Re: Touch up pen

    I have that paint pen and I personally love it. Works great on multiple tiny chips. But the Artist brush works good to just depends on your price point. I also used tooth picks.

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    How about a fine eye dropper? I think a little wet sanding my be needed filling a chip that big.

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