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Touch Up Paint (1/12)
 3/6/15 11:16am
rootine4
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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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Re: Touch Up Paint (2/12)
 10/20/15 2:39pm
jim in oregon
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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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Re: Touch Up Paint (3/12)
 10/21/15 3:34pm
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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.
Re: Touch Up Paint (4/12)
 10/21/15 5:38pm
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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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Re: Touch Up Paint (5/12)
 10/21/15 6:29pm
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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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Re: Touch Up Paint (6/12)
 10/21/15 7:13pm
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Tooth pick is my tool of choice for tiny chips.

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Re: Touch Up Paint (7/12)
 10/22/15 10:09pm
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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.
Re: Touch Up Paint (8/12)
 10/23/15 9:47pm
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 Has anyone tried Dr. colorchip?

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Re: Touch Up Paint (9/12)
 10/23/15 9:53pm
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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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Re: Touch Up Paint (10/12)
 11/8/15 8:11pm
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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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Re: Touch Up Paint (11/12)
 11/9/15 9:09am
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auto-zone  dup I color has matching touch up paint go look   you will be surprised   dwa
Re: Touch Up Paint (12/12)
 11/9/15 9:09am
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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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