Blizzard pearl touch up paint

Discussion in 'Gen III Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by bear4, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. bear4

    bear4 Junior Member

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    Does anybody have experience with blizzard pearl touch up paint? How difficult is it to touch up this color? I was unfortunate to back into somebody's car with my rear bumper today as he was backing out of his parking spot and I was backing up trying to get to another available spot. I hit him at about 3 mph with my rear bumper. To my suprise, all I had was 3 scratches on my rear bumper about 1" long. His rear quarter panel and rear bumper were dented pretty bad. I guess prius has a strong rear bumper. Anyway, I have $500 deduct. on my insurance policy and rather than go through a hassle with a body shop and taking a risk of them not being able to match the paint perfectly, I would rather touch up the scratches myself and move on. What a bummer, my car is only 4 months old! Please advise.
     
  2. ImeanGreen

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    Ugh. I feel your pain.

    All I know is that there are 3 coats ---color 040 base, 070 top coat, then clear coat. There's a few threads on it where they also list online sources and some methods to make it look nice
     
  4. yeldogt

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    I was in the same boat -- rear bumper was hit when the car was less than a month old.

    The Toyota book lists the touchup as a base coat white and the pearl clear coat -- it looks better if you do two coats of each.


    Maybe some use an additional clear top coat.
     
  5. kc8hyg

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    Fixing them perfectly is expensive, but white paint is the easiest to give the once-over. You'll notice it if you really look, but generally it will be unnoticeable with touch up paint. Many very thin coats, that's the trick.
     
  7. WIChris

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    I ordered the blizzard pearl touch-up paint pens from Crown Automotive. The color matched well, though I quickly learned that paint pens are not nearly as functional (and don't last nearly as long) as the bottles with brush applicators. But fixing small nicks/chips/etc. is otherwise easy, and once the base and mid coats are down, the overall look is very clean.