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    Re: Is it possible to remove touch up paint?

    Lacquer Thinner worked like a charm to remove the clear and base. Thanks a lot for the tips.

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    Re: Is it possible to remove touch up paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2black1s View Post
    Even though the manufacturer recommends acetone for thinning the paint I would use lacquer thinner if you have it available. Either acetone or lacquer thinner will thin out just about any kind of paint but lacquer thinner is a bit slower drying and that can give you more working time before the touch-up paint starts to flash. In most cases the additional working time is a plus.

    Lacquer thinner is also available in different drying times from faster to slower. Acetone is not. For touch-ups with lacquer type paints I have always found the slowest lacquer thinner (or even a lacquer retarder) to be the best reduction agent.

    On another note, I like using 2-part enamels or urethanes for touch-ups. They are not as quick and simple as lacquers but in most cases will result in a higher quality repair. The only exception is that I would use lacquer for touching up a lacquer paint job... But there are not many of those around in today's world.
    How do you match the colors?

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    Re: Is it possible to remove touch up paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
    How do you match the colors?
    By paint code... Have it mixed at automotive paint store or body shop.

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    Re: Is it possible to remove touch up paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2black1s View Post
    Even though the manufacturer recommends acetone for thinning the paint I would use lacquer thinner if you have it available. Either acetone or lacquer thinner will thin out just about any kind of paint but lacquer thinner is a bit slower drying and that can give you more working time before the touch-up paint starts to flash. In most cases the additional working time is a plus.

    Lacquer thinner is also available in different drying times from faster to slower. Acetone is not. For touch-ups with lacquer type paints I have always found the slowest lacquer thinner (or even a lacquer retarder) to be the best reduction agent.

    On another note, I like using 2-part enamels or urethanes for touch-ups. They are not as quick and simple as lacquers but in most cases will result in a higher quality repair. The only exception is that I would use lacquer for touching up a lacquer paint job... But there are not many of those around in today's world.
    Thanks for this info. I know Acetone is a quite nasty product

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