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Old 07-21-2018, 02:13 PM
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i have a relatively small paint chip that I’m trying to repair. I picked up a touch up paint kit from Volvo and the instructions seem relatively clear. However I’ve tried leaving the initial base coat application for 10 minutes as the instructions advise. And 20 minutes. And now 90 minutes. But each time I wet the buffing surface on top of the touch up pen and gently work the base coat, it pulls off the car.
Any advice on this? I don’t want to go and start using super fine sandpaper as that has never made me comfortable. I just want a relatively smooth repair that I can dab the clear coat on.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Old 07-21-2018, 02:50 PM
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Give us a pic of what you are working on.
 
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:06 PM
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Sorry - of course.
Tip of pencil for scale. There's a dab of red touch-up paint drying in there right now (again). Taken from two different angles. It's pretty tiny but of course *I* can see it every time I walk up to the car
I can thank luck for the size. This was a glancing blow from a bolt that fell off a truck on the freeway.
 
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:42 PM
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My suggestion is to dab the touch up paint on and let it dry one hour. Then, come back and apply some clear finish. The area is small enough that you are going to have to be careful not to have a raised area.

If you dab in the color and it looks okay, leave it. The clear is optional on a chip that small.

I wouldn't go messing with wet sanding anything.
 
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:55 PM
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Unless done "right" these kind of repairs tend to look worse than actually ding. I've had some success with having the detailing shop take care of the dings.
 
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:04 PM
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I'll try and "well" a little clear coat on it.
 
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