I’ve seen some real bad touch ups in the years I’ve been working on Cars and Motorcycles. Most of the time the cause of a not so great looking touch up is over application. People sometimes can glob a nice wet smudge on or over a scratch/chip making a huge mess out of their touch up.
The secret to a professional touch up is “less is more”.
When touching up your chips and scratches make sure that your paint is applied only inside the scratch or chip walls. You can do up to 3 thin coats while allowing them to dry in between about 10-15 minutes. This will build up the paint to where the factory paint is. Once you have finished applying the paint you will want to do 1-2 coats of clear coat. I’ve noticed that 1 coat is enough for small chips and scratches. You can also over lap the clear coat over the chip or scratch. Once the clear coat is cured (dried) you can polish the area with a microfiber towel and some polishing compound to help blend in the clear coat and soften the edges.
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