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Old 4th December 2010, 19:17   #286
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@Vikram. Good to have you on this forum. I have been using Co-Paint for probably 10-12 years now.

Was curious to know when you would have the Cocktail Green Colour available for the Chevy Beat
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Sorry, but your info is wrong. I've gotten a minor dent repaired twice, both from Auto Hangar. One of them was the rear door which was unintentionally opened real hard and caught a nasty dent on the edge. Auto Hangar said they'll do "spot painting" (or similar, don't remember the exact name), charged me 3 - 4K and repaired / repainted ONLY that small part of the door. It was only 5 cms in length and believe me, you'd be hard pressed to tell if that part was ever repainted.
I visited a reputed paint shop in Bangalore a few days back for getting some scratches repaired.

The shop manager told me that spot painting can be done for metallic colours, but for non-metallic colours it doesn't look good. Hence they recommend the whole panel to be repainted for non-metallic colors.

Needless to say, my car has a non-metallic colour.

Lesson learnt, buy silky silver coloured car next time.

Rohan
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i thought it was the other way round - that spot painting was better for non metallic shades
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I thought so too.

Flat colours are single-coat, metalic, pearl, etc, are multi-coat.

I think these people make it up as they go along
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I visited a reputed paint shop in Bangalore a few days back for getting some scratches repaired.

The shop manager told me that spot painting can be done for metallic colours, but for non-metallic colours it doesn't look good. Hence they recommend the whole panel to be repainted for non-metallic colors.

Needless to say, my car has a non-metallic colour.

Lesson learnt, buy silky silver coloured car next time.

Rohan
A spot painting method for metallic works this way.

1) Sand down the dent or scratch
2) Apply surfacer
3) paint the spot
4) Spray clear on the "COMPLETE PANEL"

Painting for a solid shade works this way.

1) Sand down the dent or scratch
2) Apply surfacer
3) Paint the entire panel

OTOH. painting costs are high for the metallic than the ordinary shade in such cases.

Touch up Paint tubes are HORRIBLE alternatives, they spoil the car rather than touch up. KINDLY AVOID

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Touch up Paint tubes are HORRIBLE alternatives, they spoil the car rather than touch up. KINDLY AVOID
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Final result - yet to rub and polish, but shade match is good.
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Pavan, I found the results of Com-Paint touch up cans to be quite satisfactory, and the cost for a can of paint has been more economical than if I had purchased paint and had the job done professionally. After rubbing and polishing, it'll take an eagle's eye to detect the shade mismatch. Surface finish is quite decent too.

Inappropriately applied, the touch-up cans certainly leave a bigger mess than the original damage - but then, that applies for any kind of work requiring skill and dexterity.
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Old 13th January 2011, 20:52   #292
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My chauffy badly scratched my i20 last week.

The rear right door was horribly scratched as is visible from the picture.

Touch up paint tubes-i20before.jpg


The scratch was mostly on the top clear layer of the paint, with little or no metal being exposed.

I didnt have the patience to get a paint can and try to match it (I have tried it before, its not my cup of tea) and neither did I want to spend on a panel repaint. I decided to risk it and tried a little ingenuinity and DIY, here are the results.


Touch up paint tubes-i20after.jpg


The How:

Step 1:
I used cutting polish to smoothen the scratches, and then cleaned the whole panel with a solvent to get rid of all dirt/oil.

Step 2:
I sprayed on Clearcoat (Transparent Laquer) from an aerosol on the scratched areas in an even fashion. I ended up covering 60% of the panel with a layer of clear.

Step 3:
Let it dry/cure properly.

Step 4:
(Yet to do this step)
I intend to further smoothen the entire panel with some cutting polish and then apply wax on it for the final finish.


The Why:
1) It looks better: The scratches are still there, but you are VERY less likely to notice them.
2) Protection: In the humid city of Kolkata, Exposed metal = Rust. This process at least will keep corrosion at bay...

Remarks:
Its actually as easy as it sounds. I did no masking (I am lazy), and the entire process took 15 mins.

The spray has to be of the correct thickness, too much spray runs, too little just wont do.

However, I did mess up the first 2 times I tried, and discovered undo button for this process!! If you mess up, wipe off the panel with a solvent soaked rag, and its back to it old scratched self. No harm done.

Also, any scratches which have actually scratched the paint (the colour), will remain more visible.

The clearcoat can costed about Rs 400 i think, and there is a lot of it left in the can...

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Old 13th January 2011, 22:37   #293
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@ Vikram

Do you have the Deep Green Metallic color which comes on Hyundai Tucson? Hyundai official paint code is NS
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@ Vikram: Do you have Taffetta White which comes in Honda?
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Old 17th January 2011, 21:27   #295
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Hi guys.
Check this out. I have got a contact of 'Prime Aerosols' who are based in Bahadurgarh. You can contact them and find out if they have ditributors in your location. They seem to have most of the surface coating products.

Tel: +91-9818355066, +91-9810469299
e-mail: pkjain@primeaerosols.com
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Old 25th February 2011, 14:43   #296
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@AbhiJ:

I guess you had by now completed the last step mentioned in your post above. Could you please let us know how it is now, and may be post a pic?

It's really hard to avoid scratches in Kolkata (most of the Metros I presume) - so this could be helpful.

Additionally, I had a few questions :

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I used cutting polish to smoothen the scratches, and then cleaned the whole panel with a solvent to get rid of all dirt/oil.

What is cutting polish? Where is it available?

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Step 2:
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I sprayed on Clearcoat (Transparent Laquer) from an aerosol on the scratched areas in an even fashion. I ended up covering 60% of the panel with a layer of clear.

Again, what is Clearcoat and what about it's availability?


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Step 4: (Yet to do this step) I intend to further smoothen the entire panel with some cutting polish and then apply wax on it for the final finish.
Can we use the wax packs available from Waxpol? Or was it anything specific?

Please excuse my ignorance, but I think these information would make it very clear for the uninitiated like me...
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Old 11th March 2011, 12:09   #297
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How much will a can of Com-paint cover? Like how many square feet can be painted in one can of the the paint?

I would like to know this as I have quite a few scratches in my car and would like to know if i need to buy one or buy two.

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How much will a can of Com-paint cover? Like how many square feet can be painted in one can of the the paint?

I would like to know this as I have quite a few scratches in my car and would like to know if i need to buy one or buy two.

Regards
I did half a rear bumper, and a corner of my front bumper. Still some paint is remaining. What I finished was the solvent. I had a couple of re-paints. In my case, one of the scratches was deep enough that black color was visible. But others were hairline scratches. Overall I was satisfied.
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Sorry, but your info is wrong. I've gotten a minor dent repaired twice, both from Auto Hangar. One of them was the rear door which was unintentionally opened real hard and caught a nasty dent on the edge. Auto Hangar said they'll do "spot painting" (or similar, don't remember the exact name), charged me 3 - 4K and repaired / repainted ONLY that small part of the door. It was only 5 cms in length and believe me, you'd be hard pressed to tell if that part was ever repainted.
Hey GTO,

I want to get some spot painting done on my front and rear bumper .. scratches which happened during parking. Where in Mumbai can i get it done. I have a Polo. I asked VW workshop and few other workshops, they all told me to get the bumpers repainted. do you know any place in Mumbai where i can get it done
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Hey GTO,

I want to get some spot painting done on my front and rear bumper ..
While I am not GTO, let me try to answer your question. Spot painting can be done at any competent paint shop garage. I am pretty positive that you will find one close to your neighborhood. If you are not sure about their quality of work, my suggestion would be to spend a few moments with them to observe their work and let your eye be the judge.
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