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paint repairs

Post by Beaver1054 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:46 am

Hello, I am now the proud owner of a 1915 Model T Touring car.
Love the car and its in great running condition, give or take a few minor issues.
I was hoping to get help or guidance on paint scratches and chips. The car is black but i do not know if its original or not. Looks original. Has anyone tried to use paint chip repair applicators and if so do they work? Any recommendation and ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks for reading this
Steve.
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Re: paint repairs

Post by Scottio » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:09 am

I have used black fingernail polish to touch up chips in my paint. It is enamel paint and with proper prep it last a long time.


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Re: paint repairs

Post by Beaver1054 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:25 am

Thanks Scott
I will try your idea.
Have a great day!!


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Re: paint repairs

Post by John kuehn » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:28 pm

Believe it or not a black magic marker makes a good color repair on small scratches and chips. Of course using a black chip repair paint with a small brush applicator, qtip and etc. works for bigger chips.


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Re: paint repairs

Post by jiminbartow » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:50 pm

If it is a deep chip, if possible, position piece horizontally so paint will settle in the chip indention. Apply several applications, building up the paint in the chip until the repair is flush or slightly higher than the surrounding finish, allowing time for each coat to dry before applying next application. After totally dry, wet sand flush with 400 and 600 wet/dry sandpaper, then compound with Maguire’s rubbing compound. If unable to position horizontally, apply applications in the chip, thin enough so that it does not run or pool into a thick drip. Allow each coat to dry and build up as detailed above. If done right you will not be able to discern the repair from the surrounding finish. You may want to compound the entire car, fenders, body and all. In many cases, depending on the condition of the paint, it will make the finish look like new. Jim Patrick

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Re: paint repairs

Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:55 pm

The torn end of a paper match works pretty good as a touch up brush.


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Re: paint repairs

Post by modeltbarn » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:14 pm

I used the torn match paint brush trick a few days ago!

Just get a can of decent quality black enamel spray paint, shoot some into a small container that's metal ( you can cut the bottm coule of inches off a beer or soda can), shoot some paint into the can and you're good to go!

The house brand black enamel that B&B doit centers sells is decent stuff.


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Re: paint repairs

Post by Beaver1054 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:02 pm

Great advice everyone.
Thanks for your response.


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Re: paint repairs

Post by modeltbarn » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:19 pm

Remeber you can paint enamel over lacquer but not lacquer over enamel, so only use enamel paint. Alsoif you use a marker then try to paint later you may have problems, you'll need to clean all of the 'non paint' repairs off first. Also sometimes there are issues with Rustoleum and other paints, even enamel. I haven't had any compatibility issues with the generic enamel from B&B 'Do It Center'. I know there are other good enamels, that's just the one I know works well.


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Re: paint repairs

Post by Beaver1054 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:27 am

Thanks for the compatibility issues,
good thing to know. I have had some really bad reactions in the past.
Thanks Again

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