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    using vauxhall touchup pens on some stone chips

    im just doing a bit of touching up using the vaux touch up pen things.

    anyone got any tips on how to do this? as i got a feeling im gonna mess it up

    once ive applied it do i need to do any rubbing down?
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    Here you go mate, check this out:
    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ht=stone+chips

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    I found you need to wipe the brush loads of times before you start painting, because it wil run down the shaft of the brush pretty quickly.

    So you need to be careful with that one. Otherwise you will have a massive blob on the section you are trying to paint or like me you will end up with blobs of paint on your drive.
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    thanks. bit scared to do the one on the link :|
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    Quote Originally Posted by dharding02 View Post
    I found you need to wipe the brush loads of times before you start painting, because it wil run down the shaft of the brush pretty quickly.

    So you need to be careful with that one. Otherwise you will have a massive blob on the section you are trying to paint or like me you will end up with blobs of paint on your drive.
    this guy speaks the truth.

    As long as you have a decent manufacturer paint finish on your car, you can take if flat with 1200 then 2000 (and get the dull finish on that article) and get back a shiny finish using tcut then megs scratch x. Its a lot quicker than trying to buff out scratches too.

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    cheers mark,

    gonna go get some 1200 and 2000 wet and dry today.

    i dont know much about wet and dry but would them grades be ok ? .. im doing it by hand btw
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    Yeh i would say 2000, oh and dont forget to get a pot of elbow grease

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    gave it a little test run today on a small section of me bumper. filled a few the other day and gave it time to dry.

    i used 1500 cause that was the smoothest i could get. soaked it in water and put some washing up liquid on it (read that somewhere else, but seemed to work)

    anyways rubbed it down ... used some tcut and then scratch x. seemed to come up ok then gave it a wax.

    gonna fill the rest of the bumper tomorrow and rub it down wednesday.

    il get some pics. hopefully it will come out as good as the section i did or i will post a pic of me f**ked up bumper lol followed by a post of any recomended resprayers
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    I would say 1500 is far too corse, you need to go to a finer grade 2000 / 3000 wet and dry. You are very brave tackling it by hand this was my attempt at touching up my bumper.

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...ad.php?t=65114

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjdickso View Post
    I would say 1500 is far too corse, you need to go to a finer grade 2000 / 3000 wet and dry. You are very brave tackling it by hand this was my attempt at touching up my bumper.

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...ad.php?t=65114
    hmm saying that ... think i might just leave it for another day

    where would i get 2000 / 3000 from as i can only seem to find 1500 the places ive been (halfords, local car place)
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