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Old 06-11-2019, 02:05 PM
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Thanks. I might try that.
Again YMMV as I did not use the paint myself but looks much closer than BMW.
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Just to follow up on this. I got the Dr. Colorchip #335. Pretty much the same as the BMW touchup - way too dark. Maybe a tiny bit closer. At least there is no bare metal showing anymore.
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Best results I have had is using Dr. Colorchip. At least silver and black are great matches. The process to smooth out the paint really helps hide the repair. It is necessary to use very little each coat and build it up. I've tried using heavier coats and ended up starting over.
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Best results I have had is using Dr. Colorchip. At least silver and black are great matches. The process to smooth out the paint really helps hide the repair. It is necessary to use very little each coat and build it up. I've tried using heavier coats and ended up starting over.
When you start over, what do you use to sand down your previous attempt. I tried the pressing out the paint with a nitrile glove, but still had a mess. I ordered their little squeegee with the kit, but I never received it and havenít hassled with trying to get them to send me one.
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When you start over, what do you use to sand down your previous attempt. I tried the pressing out the paint with a nitrile glove, but still had a mess. I ordered their little squeegee with the kit, but I never received it and havenít hassled with trying to get them to send me one.
No sanding or you will damage the clear coat. I don't use the squeegee. I find it too hard to apply the right pressure. I use the fluid and cloth used to
smooth out the paint to remove the paint. I spread it wearing the gloves. Apply very little pressure and go across it quickly. Paint will spread across the chip and onto the good paint. Then use the fluid and cloth to remove. Again very little pressure. Let the fluid do the work. Don't wait to spread the paint. Do it right away. Wait at least the time recommended before using the fluid. If you do the finish work too soon or use too much paint or rub too hard all the paint will come out. Thin multiple layers only.
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Iím probably doing several things wrong, although is did basically what you said. Anyplace the fluid touched the clear coat, it ruined it. I ended up just being extremely careful not to get any touch up on the old paint. Iíll try to work on it some more. If I could just get it somewhat smooth with multiple thin layers, Iíd be fairly happy.
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FYI https://www.drcolorchip.com/store/al...eid=aed3930d05
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Yup same paint code here and same exact issue with BMW paint stick. Used prior to concours event and looks poor but needed something.

PO used paint from Dr Colorchip to touch up other spots and it appears to match perfectly. Havent ordered yet as other jobs more important but will likely try this route when my time free's up to take this on again.


Just touched up my X with Dr Colorchip. Very close match. Mine's olivine green. Figured it would be off with 13 years on the paint, but no. Very close match.
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