Clean the paint chip with soap and water and then dry it with a soft cotton cloth. Rub a dab of automotive polishing compoundover the paint chip to gently soften any ragged edges. Pro tip: Just a dozen swirls or so will do the job. Too much rubbing could damage the clearcoat over the paint and make a cloudy mess.
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How do you fix a chipped car paint job?
Apply several coats of clearcoat, allowing each to dry before applying the next. Car paint chip repair rubbing compound is used to polish your touched up car paint so it comes out nice and glossy like the original paint.
What kind of pen do you use to repair paint chips?
Paint Chip Repair Pen. If your car paint is non-metallic, and there are only a couple chips smaller than pencil erasers (about a quarter inch diameter), we recommend using a touch up paint pen. We have found the paint pens are the easiest to use on small car paint chip repair jobs.
What makes a paint chip difficult to repair?
Other things that can make a chip more difficult to repair include rust and flaking paint. Small chips should be free of rust and smaller than a dime. Flaking paint requires the removal of the loose paint, which will make it larger than a 鈥渟mall chip鈥?for repair purposes. Purchase a touch up paint pen.
How do you fix a medium sized chip in a car?
Repainting Medium Sized Chips Remove any debris. Medium sized chips tend to be between the size of a dime and a quarter. Wash the area around the chip. Once the chip and surrounding area are free from debris, wash that part of your car just as you would for a small chip. Use rubbing alcohol to remove grease and oil.