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Aerosol touch up paint?

On my daily car the plastic bumpers have spots that have paint chipping on them. I would like to simply spray it with some aerosol touch up paint and wet sand. There is a little damage that I will fix with some bondo bumper repair two part epoxy. The problems have been on the car for a LONG time so I think I will have to sand first and then use the bumper fix and then paint. Could anyone recommend a good online company to buy the aerosol auto paint and also how do I sand it so it matches the existing area. The spots are small like no bigger than a half dollar or so.
Old 12-10-2008, 05:26 PM
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Some automotive paint suppliers, and even auto parts stores that mix paint, have the ability to mix up spray bombs of matching paint. Usually it is mixed as a single stage acrylic enamel formula, not base/clearcoat. The color may be a good match but the spot repairs may still stand out.
I would sand the edges of the chipped paint to feather them level before the filler. If you are down to bare unpirmed plastic an adhesion promoter like "bulldog' is advised. Once the filler is sanded it will need to be leveled with the surounding area with a sandable primer. I'd follow up with a primer/sealer before the paint.


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Try this web site http://www.paintscratch.com/
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Sounds like I would make a mess of this! I guess its best I just take the bumper off and drop it off to be fixed and painted. Its really a small spot but I think the "abandoned building theory" tells me I should fix it because I don't want my daily driver to slowly become junk!
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I've used these folks. http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray_paint.asp

I used their lacquer base with clear top coat and it came out really nice. Very good color match

Only down side is it was my lower valence. Lacquer has a tenancy to be brittle and chip easily. 4 years later it needs to be repainted.
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that's good info....i have so many spots that are chipped that is good to know that someone can match the paint to the point that is possible to get a spray can and avoid (for now) a paint job

Anyone has experience with these guys and how they can make a 30T (hellblau) that fits the original paint? the one that i've got from Kragen is too shiny and stand out too much >_<
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