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Old 04-30-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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My dumba#$#...

Was washing the car and went to lift the hood up to clean engine and by the time I realized the windshield wipers were still up it was too late... Took a chunk of paint off the hood. Feel like total **** now for such a dumb mistake... Anything I can do to fix this guys??

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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You could get some touch up paint and cover it up
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:26 PM   #3
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You could get some touch up paint and cover it up
That's what I was thinking too.. I just don't know how well it would fill it in since its big. I've heard a lot of good things about Dr. Colorchip
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Touch up's your best bet unless you take that whole part off and have repainted. Sucks man, gotta be careful.
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Touch up's your best bet unless you take that whole part off and have repainted. Sucks man, gotta be careful.
What touch up would be good?
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I did that to my stock hood too, you're not alone.
I ended up replacing the hood, I had already planned to, but I was considering getting a touch up kit from Ford so I know it would be the same color.
I've heard very good things about Dr. Colorchip too though.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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I did that to my stock hood too, you're not alone.
I ended up replacing the hood, I had already planned to, but I was considering getting a touch up kit from Ford so I know it would be the same color.
I've heard very good things about Dr. Colorchip too though.
Sweet. Do you know how well it would fill? It's probably 1cm or smaller so it's a pretty good size. Thanks!
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Honestly, nothing except a repaint will make it look perfect. I would do 2 or 3 coats of touch up paint to at least prevent further chipping. It won't look anywhere near as good as it used to, but it won't get worse.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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Go to auto zone and get the 2 in 1 dupli color with your color code. It's like a pen/nail polish. It will cover.
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Ah, it happens man. Yeah, touch up paint will at least hide it.
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Ah, it happens man. Yeah, touch up paint will at least hide it.
Alright cool in just about to order some. Should I be worried about driving it with that there? I don't want it to crack further if I hit a bump
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What touch up would be good?
Everyone beat me to suggestions, but i also heard dr color chip was decent. I never used any personally though.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #13
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Dr color chip wont work for a spot that big, its meant for little rock dings. The trick behind colorship is the cloth they give you, your basically wetsanding the repair down using the cloth and solution they give you, probably a watered down laquer thinner.
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Dr color chip wont work for a spot that big, its meant for little rock dings. The trick behind colorship is the cloth they give you, your basically wetsanding the repair down using the cloth and solution they give you, probably a watered down laquer thinner.
Anything that would work for that big of a chip then? I was praying that I could just keep filling it in and letting it dry until it looked better.
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You can do that, it takes a few coats, but like was said above, you will never get it to look perfect, just a fact of painting. You can also try touching it up then maybe put some kind of vinyl graphic to cover it.
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Really, the point here is to prevent the chip from spreading. Use whatever touch up you want, they all seal the chip and keep it from cracking and chipping more.
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Could think of Plasti dipping your whole car. Some people have done this and It has turned out awesome.
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Used the Dr. Colorchip on it. Not nearly as noticeable now and if you didn't know it happend you would never notice.

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Used the Dr. Colorchip on it. Not nearly as noticeable now and if you didn't know it happend you would never notice.
I can't even see it in the 3rd photo! Great job!
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