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Posted by: dguisinger Posted on: June 20th, 2004, 12:11am

I just received my paint, my car was keyed about a week ago.  My question is, what do I do with the overflow around the edges of the scratch?  Will it whipe off easily, do I sand it down after it dries?  I haven't really found instructions regarding that...it just says apply paint, apply clear coat, then use rubbing compound......

Posted by: admin Posted on: June 20th, 2004, 6:02am
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If you are using a paint pen, you can apply very thin coats to the scratch itself and avoid most of the overflow. You can then use rubbing compound on the paint (on the basecoat) to remove any overflow. I would avoid using sandpaper on a key scratch as it will dull the existing paint everywhere you use it. The rubbing compound will make the existing paint shiny. Then apply the clearcoat and again, use the rubbing compound to smooth it out.

Also, try a small part of the key scratch before attempting the entire repair.

Posted by: gene Posted on: July 18th, 2004, 11:21pm
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Quoted from admin, posted June 20th, 2004, 6:02am at here
If you are using a paint pen, you can apply very thin coats to the scratch itself and avoid most of the overflow. You can then use rubbing compound on the paint (on the basecoat) to remove any overflow. I would avoid using sandpaper on a key scratch as it will dull the existing paint everywhere you use it. The rubbing compound will make the existing paint shiny. Then apply the clearcoat and again, use the rubbing compound to smooth it out.

Also, try a small part of the key scratch before attempting the entire repair.




the instructions on the website do not mention using the rubbing compound on the basecoat before the clear coat...is this preferable?

also, do i need to use the laquer thinner at all during the process?

thanks!

Posted by: admin Posted on: July 21st, 2004, 6:16am
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Lacquer thinner is always handy to have around for cleanup so I would have some around.
Rubbing compound is like a very fine sandpaper and can be used to smooth both the basecoat and clearcoat.

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