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Old 05-06-2004, 00:19   #1 (permalink)
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Re: repairing paint?

Ford sell little bottles of touch-up paint for about $15 by memory. Get one of them (or more, if you need it )
Sand the paint on the edges of the chip so that it's a bit smoother. That way it'll be less visible when you paint over it. Use oh, 800 grit wet/dry paper and keep it wet. A trickling hosepipe works well. Otherwise you'll scratch the surrounding paint.
Then paint over it with the touch-up paint, and it should look pretty good from a medium sort of range! Up close you'll be able to see it if you know it's there, but somebody looking at the car will probably miss it.

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Re: repairing paint?

yep, i have been doing the same thing to the black parts of paint that have faded surrounding the windows on my white XF, got a thing of touch up paint from repco for 9.99, now i need a lot more kos the there was a lot of "touch ups" i had to do and now those bits look better than the rest of the faded bits so i have to do the whole lot lol
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