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Old 23rd September 2014, 13:48   #376
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I'm embarrassed to say...

I never used it. It is part laziness and part lack of confidence. If the scratches had been bigger I think I would have tried it, but I don't have confidence in my hand/eye coordination for either the preparation or the painting of fine scratches.

I have a much more noticeable dent/scratch on a front wheel arch. I did not want to go ahead with paying for the denting at the time, but the VW dealer did a free paint touch-up (part of appeasing me for some complaints I had at the time ). Of course, being dealer-done, the paint match is perfect, and the injury hardly shows from a few metres away.

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Do we need to order anything else apart from this kit?
Maybe you need automotive thinner to clean the area. I think this can't be sent by air, and has to be found locally (another reason I didn't get on with the job). The instructions on their site are very thorough.
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I have a much more noticeable dent/scratch on a front wheel arch. I did not want to go ahead with paying for the denting at the time, but the VW dealer did a free paint touch-up (part of appeasing me for some complaints I had at the time ). Of course, being dealer-done, the paint match is perfect, and the injury hardly shows from a few metres away. Maybe you need automotive thinner to clean the area. I think this can't be sent by air, and has to be found locally (another reason I didn't get on with the job). The instructions on their site are very thorough.
I missed your reply, i did not get a PM for your quote. I shall order and try one of these pens. Reagrding the thinner, the set contains one. I'm not sure if ill have to face any shipping issues. Left them a mail asking for the same.
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They are helpful. All the different various international combinations of available car model and colours/names are a nightmare, even with the codes the manufacturers use, and they helped me find mine and add it to their model-choice database.

You reminded me: I spent $40 and didn't use the product!

I wonder what the shelf life is...

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There are a few shops in Mumbai that offer automotive paint according to the colour codes you provide them or by doing a paint match on your car.
Im thinking of getting a cheap airbrush kit and using this paint for small touch ups. Anyone have some tips ?
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I think the clean-up time would probably make it not worth it for small jobs --- like some of those kitchen gadgets!

On top of that, I think there is a fair amount of skill involved, and imagine the mess one could make by getting it wrong with an airbrush
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Last I had been to the Skoda workshop in charkop.
They seem to be using DuPont paint to touch up.
They do a really shabby job Btw.
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Thad : It shouldnt be much harder than using a spray can. In fact an airbrush would be more precise. You can 'erase' any mistakes by wiping quickly with thinner. They key is practicing to get your technique down and getting to know your tools which can easily be accomplished by using some planks or whatever to spray on. If not you will still have the paint ready to take to your FNG Painter.
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Yes, I guess you are right, and I'm being a bit pessimistic! Happy Spraying

If you do go ahead with this, do let us know what you buy and how it goes.
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Ill be sure to put up a detailed thread if/when I do this. Right now in terms of car care equipment Im trying to choose between getting a rotary polisher/DA or the airbrush kit
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Hopefully, you'd use the polisher more than the airbrush
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Ill definitely get more use out of the polisher. There are a few things at home that could do with some polishing too. And plus I would need the polisher to prep the paint before spraying and also to finish it after.
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I recognise that thought pattern. You're convincing yourself you need both!
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Yes ! I definitely need both !! I was just trying to decide which one to buy first !
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Gents a question, is the Tata Pearl White same as the Fiat Pearl White ?

I am asking because Tata Pearl White is available on ebay as the Fiat Pearl White touch up kit is to be found nowhere.
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Gents a question, is the Tata Pearl White same as the Fiat Pearl White ?

I am asking because Tata Pearl White is available on ebay as the Fiat Pearl White touch up kit is to be found nowhere.
They are not same. Moreover, except for solid colours, all other "mica" finish paint, is never available in paint cans or touch up kits. Only the base shade will match. So you will have that whitish tint, but not the glittery finish. Modern 2K paints cannot come in aerosols. Only acrylic paints will come in spray cans, that too in solid colour.
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