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3/6/15 12:16pm - Original Message: 'Touch Up Paint'
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, - Canada

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1980 coupe Red Doeskin leather 350 4 speed glass t- tops aluminum wheels gymkhana suspension less than 15 000 original miles

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Picked up some chips last summer and thinking of touching them up as spring rolls around. Any recommendations on brand? I have a red 1980 (original paint).

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10/20/15 3:39pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
jim in oregon
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Milwaukie, OR - USA

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'78 Silver Anniversary T Top coupe,58k orig miles. THM350 auto, 350 L48, JBM headers,Oyster White interior,.as of Nov '15 in process of painting.

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I believe that the big 'E' outfit sells touch up paint to match year and color on the Corvettes..Not a bad  price..
You'll enter the paint color-year of your car when ordering.

IF you use it, use a good small camel hair artist's paintbrush rather than the cap-brush affair that comes with touch up paint.Clean area with mild soap & water and dry well..

Work in good light..at temps above 70F and under 100F and with humidity lower than 70%.
..A bit of warmth from a mild heat source will help..or simply let it air dry IF ambient is proper.

IF you have a lady friend-wife or daughter who has a keen eye and steady hand..have them apply the paint while you supervise..:)..and as my Grandfather used to say..

" never be seen on a gallopin' horse.."...Jim


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10/21/15 4:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

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Oddly enough, if you tear a match out of a book of matches the torn end makes a good touch up brush.  Mostly used for chips and small scratches.

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10/21/15 6:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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kstyer said: Oddly enough, if you tear a match out of a book of matches the torn end makes a good touch up brush.  Mostly used for chips and small scratches.


I haven't seen a book of matches in 8-10 years...


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10/21/15 7:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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F4Gary said:
kstyer said: Oddly enough, if you tear a match out of a book of matches the torn end makes a good touch up brush.  Mostly used for chips and small scratches.


I haven't seen a book of matches in 8-10 years...


Me neederrrr......LOL
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10/21/15 8:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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Tooth pick is my tool of choice for tiny chips.

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10/22/15 11:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

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Guess I'm showing my age, but I still have some of them around here somewhere. I dig them out when I need them. Only thing I use them for is touch up. Other than that I use them thar new fangled thangs. Beware of old farts.

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10/23/15 10:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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 Has anyone tried Dr. colorchip?

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10/23/15 10:53pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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 Has anyone tried Dr. colorchip?

Sorry, watching Royals game and phone hiccupped. And Toronto just tied it up.    :(

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11/8/15 9:11pm - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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Alexandria, VA - USA

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1982 Collector Edition

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I have some rust or something like it on my 82' CE steering wheel spokes. Can anyone tell me what color touch up paint (brown?) I should get to freshen it up?    Chic

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11/9/15 10:09am - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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oakville, CT - USA

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1979 coupe and now 2007 c-6

Joined: 7/19/2014
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auto-zone  dup I color has matching touch up paint go look   you will be surprised   dwa

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11/9/15 10:09am - Reply: 'Re: Touch Up Paint'
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1979 coupe and now 2007 c-6

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auto-zone  dup I color has matching touch up paint go look   you will be surprised   dwa

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