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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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I havent had the time to wax it in a long time so yesterday I had some free time and decided to do it. Let me know what you think. I have a few rock chips on my hood and one on my drivers door. I don't know if I should use touch up paint for them. Should I leave it? Or touch it up?

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2005 Mazda 6i Hatchback. Steel gray with gray cloth interior. ATX. "Mazda 6" windshield sticker. 15% tint on back windows. Solaire 5300 Sunroof. Passport 8500 w/ blue led.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 05:06 PM
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Ive had terrible luck with touche up paint and i would just leave it as is........ car looks good keep up the good work.
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I would fix them, they tend to get worse with age. If they are bigger than say the tip of a head phone jack (approx 1/8th inch or so) they are worth fixing, if you just have a dusting, You will go made trying to fix those, and it isn't worth it. Some of the dusting oculd just be some sediment and you might be able to get it out with a clay bar.

Little tip, if they are big enough, take a pencil eraser and rub the wax and crap out of it so the paint actually sticks, plus if gets easier to drop the paint in there and makes it less noticeable. Looks good otherwise.

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I would fix them, they tend to get worse with age. If they are bigger than say the tip of a head phone jack (approx 1/8th inch or so) they are worth fixing, if you just have a dusting, You will go made trying to fix those, and it isn't worth it. Some of the dusting oculd just be some sediment and you might be able to get it out with a clay bar.

Little tip, if they are big enough, take a pencil eraser and rub the wax and crap out of it so the paint actually sticks, plus if gets easier to drop the paint in there and makes it less noticeable. Looks good otherwise.[/b]
first of all the car looks good, nice job. second the above tips and solutions are worth trying. also if you have small knicks, you can try this......

get touch up paint, dip a toothpick into it, stick the end of the toothpick in the center of the chip. remove toothpick from chip area. the drip from the toothpick SHOULD fill the chip flat and even, without the need for the brush or anything else. it worked wonderful on cars ive tried it on before.
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a) get touchup paint
b) paint like crazy, don' worry about going out of the borders
c) let it dry a couple of days
d) smooth it out with www.lanka.com

i have that stuff, it is the best for smoothing out touch-up paint.
http://www.langka.com/index.php
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a) get touchup paint
b) paint like crazy, don' worry about going out of the borders
c) let it dry a couple of days
d) smooth it out with www.lanka.com

i have that stuff, it is the best for smoothing out touch-up paint.
http://www.langka.com/index.php[/b]
where did you find that stuff? thats pretty amazing. once i get my first scratch or chip I'm going to so use this stuff. good find for sure, Ive never seen anything promising the results this does.
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where did you find that stuff? thats pretty amazing. once i get my first scratch or chip I'm going to so use this stuff. good find for sure, Ive never seen anything promising the results this does.[/b]
Most of the online retailers should have it.
For americans: Autogeek, pakshak, ect.
Canadians: Eshine

Quick tip to get off all the wax/sealant buildup:

Do an IPA-wipedown (50/50 water:rubbing alcohol)

Strips wax like no tomorrow, and safe for the paint.
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Most of the online retailers should have it.
For americans: Autogeek, pakshak, ect.
Canadians: Eshine

Quick tip to get off all the wax/sealant buildup:

Do an IPA-wipedown (50/50 water:rubbing alcohol)

Strips wax like no tomorrow, and safe for the paint. [/b]
interesting. learn something new everyday.
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Most of the online retailers should have it.
For americans: Autogeek, pakshak, ect.
Canadians: Eshine

Quick tip to get off all the wax/sealant buildup:

Do an IPA-wipedown (50/50 water:rubbing alcohol)

Strips wax like no tomorrow, and safe for the paint. [/b]

That is Good advice. 50-50 mix is a good mix to use on you car just make sure you reaply some wax when your done.

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