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    Angry Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    Just want to say again, thanks for all your help guys. I do come with a upsetting question though =( Our new car has its first rock chip or something in it, not sure what caused it eitherway. Its on the hood, the size is about 1/3rd an inch by 1/16th of an inch. I dont know if its through the primer but can see white , thats how deep it went. So, Im wondering what do you recommend to try and make this black again? I was reading on the forums, and looks like...toothpick or a fine tip paint brush from a hobby store? using factory touch up paint? I really dont want to sand a brand new car either =/ Let me know what you all think would be best, thanks.

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    Well your ideas will work
    Just tape all around the chip were your going to paint
    Also wet sanding is not that big of a deal
    If you want it to disappear you'll have to wet sand
    You can do a small area and buff it out by hand using M105, but I recommend a wool pad and rotary to get the job done in a second.

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    Click the link below and it will take you to a list of threads all tagged with the words Rock Chip or Touch-up Paint and in these threads the remedies for rock chips is pretty much all covered.

    http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/tag...h-up+Rock-chip


    Most people want to make a rock chip look like there was never a rock chip in the paint through their touch-up paint process and in order to do this it gets pretty complicated and usually involves sanding, and compounding and that's where it gets complicated.

    Anyway, this is all discussed in one or more of the threads linked to above.

    If you want to keep it simple, clean the chip as best as possible and then apply only a tiny amount of touch-up paint using something with a fine tip, not the brush built into the lid as it's usually too large for most chips and you end up with blobs of touch-up paint.

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maserati Mario View Post
    Well your ideas will work
    Just tape all around the chip were your going to paint
    Also wet sanding is not that big of a deal
    If you want it to disappear you'll have to wet sand
    You can do a small area and buff it out by hand using M105, but I recommend a wool pad and rotary to get the job done in a second.
    Thanks for the tips, yeah I dont want to wet sand at all really. So, when taping around it what type of tape do I use? Also, do I tape up to the very border of the rock chip? this helps to keep the touchup paint from spreading to the good paint right?

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    3M painters tape
    Blue- 14 day tape- works fine
    Green- 3day very stickier and more durable- you don't need this strength

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    awesome, where can this be found?

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    any were
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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    Thanks and ... Im wondering the surface is waxed and clayed.. what should I use to clean it off? Before trying all this?

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    I use Lacquer thinner
    heres my post
    (Chips + Scratches) Touch up paint = Wet Sanding

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    Re: Help, rock chip on brand new BLACK car on hood!

    I have tried the touch-up paint routine with rock chips, and it always seems to look worse. Just a caution.
    Swirls hide in the black molecular depths, only waiting for the right time to emerge and destroy your sanity.
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