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Old 06-08-2003, 09:11 AM   #1
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Toyota paint touch up.

Got a couple of chips in my paint now... and somebody with a red door decided to slap my door panel.
Has anyone tried the Toyota touch up paint sticks that they sell at the dealership ? Do they work well, easy to apply, and give an even coat ?

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Touch up sticks? Is that the same as just the touch up paint? Just want to make sure we're talking about the same product.

I got a tube of touch up paint. It matches very well, but it's not easy to make it match perfectly. The lid has a brush on the end to apply the paint, but for me, the chip was smaller than the brush, making the application difficult. Bob showed me a product that should make it match very well, it's called Langka. http://www.langka.com
It allows you to not have to apply the paint exactly, you can leave a little extra. This stuff will remove the extra, and should make the chip almost unnoticeable.

I definately think the touch up paint is worth the investment, it was under $10.
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Thanks.. Yes, the touch up paint is what I meant.
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I used some touchup paint on the ES300, freakin car was a week old and their was a scratch down to the black plastic on the bumper behind the right tire, if the car any color other than silver it would have not been as bad, touch up paint was OK I see it but other don't
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The lid has a brush on the end to apply the paint, but for me, the chip was smaller than the brush, making the application difficult.
Instead of using the brush that comes with the paint use the end of a paper match. Pull one out of a book of matches and use the non-flame end (obviously). If that is still too big, a little trim with a razor blade will get it smaller. I will use at least one match per spot I am touching up. Any more than that and the match end gets too sloppy.
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Good advice, thanks.
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This may be anal but I use electrical tape to trace the contours of the scratch (both sides) and then go at it with the touch up paint. Its worked pretty good so far.
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That's not anal, that's what I was going to do originally.
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I have used the "new" touch-up pens found at the dealer, and I am very pleased with the results. The pen has a fine tip ball at the end, and really gets paint into the heart of the scratch.

I prefer this method to the traditional brush type touch-up.
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whoa!
Didn't know they had pens.

You folks in AZ must be holding out on us...
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I have used the "new" touch-up pens found at the dealer, and I am very pleased with the results. The pen has a fine tip ball at the end, and really gets paint into the heart of the scratch.

I prefer this method to the traditional brush type touch-up.
How much do those touch up pens go for?
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How much do those touch up pens go for?
About $5 at the dealer.
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