Blue Magnetism Touch-Up Paint any one?

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  1. Charly Brown

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    OK, less than a 1,000 miles and I already got two nice dents on my Prius Prime hood. They are relatively small but you can see the metal underneath which contrast with the blue and are very noticeable, two white dots right there. If they were on a door or on the front of the car I wouldn't care but right there in the middle of the hood kind of sucks

    Any experience with Toyota touch-up paint? Is it worth it or would it look worse? I found the color, Toyota 791 and the original Toyota touch-up paint online, around 20 bucks but not sure if it is a good idea

    Disappointed that my hood has "factory paint protection" and it dented so soon. Dealer didn't charge me extra for that supposed protection but still. Will take a picture a post it later
     
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    i ordered a touch up paint from parts department and it took 1.5 weeks to arrive. Dried paint is (i think) a exact match. will post pics later.
     
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    I got so many dents in my front. I will have to touch up every week. It’s something unavoidable, so I chose to accept the condition of my situation. I force myself to look at my car as Dalmatian. Such painful decisions to make
     
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    Clean chip and a little bit beyond with isopropyl alchohol. Make sure there's no loose paint. Apply touch up paint, maybe with a tooth pick, as surgically as possible, and stop while it's still wet. Wait an hour and apply a second time, going a little further. If the touch up paint is pen style, with color coat and clear coat, I'd be inclined to avoid the clear coat: I've found it prone to lift the color coat.

    If you're getting a lot of hood chips maybe need to increase following distance.
     
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    got the touch up paint pen. On top of the plastic cap there is a tip made of a hard material, feels slightly rough to the touch. I read the instructions on the bottle and it says to use that hard tip BEFORE, then clean the area with isopropyl alcohol and then apply the paint, any experience using this tip? is it like some sort of cleaner or rust remover by abrasion?
     
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    Sounds like a Dupli-Color pen. Look on the box, it's described as "Abrasive tip, removes loose paint and rust". I've got one of those, and also a Toyota Pen, not sure which I prefer.

    One thing with the Dupli-Color, seems like I ALWAYS manage to open it upside down, the first time, lol.
     
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    I can understand your concern, and admire your sense of pride in your Prius, but here's a tip: don't agonize over the small stuff. I look on the small dings and chips on my 2009 Gen II (131,000miles) as scars (think Heidelberg) - they can be filled/repaired/painted with touch-up paint, but my Prius wears its scars with pride! (y):rolleyes:
    In fact, here's what I did with my Toyota Corolla DX Wagon, after a fallen branch put a very distinct (but small) dent in the tail-gate. The dent was about ½" deep, and about 1½"x1½", so I sealed where the paint had broken, filled it with Bondo, and painted it (to seal the filler) the car was white, and fashioned a "patch" from a piece of grey GafferTape, with rounded corners, and then made some "sutures" from back GafferTape, each "suture" being about ½"x¼" and stuck at right-angles to the edge of the patch, making it look like the patch was stitched to the car. (I'll try to find some pics.) and yes, the hard nib is to prepare the surface, just follow the instructions! Good Luck!
     
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    Not sure if this applies to all the extra cost colors, but since you said you saw white underneath...

    You might need to put a base coat of Toyota Super White, then the special color, then top with clear coat. Definitely applies to Blizzard Pearl, may apply to the other metallic colors, YMMV.

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    Where on-line did you find the blue mag? I've been looking and failing.
     
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    McGeorge Toyota is one I use, just for part look up. No dealership nearby?
     
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    Just walking into a local (Canadian) Toyota dealership parts department, their touch-up pen (color one end, clear the other) was $13.58 (CDN). FWIW, part number (for Classic Silver Metallic, code IF7) was: C0355-001F7.
     
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    Just FYI, yesterday I used the paint, kind of tricky to control the flow of paint using the pen side, one of the dents was very small and I had to clean and reapply the paint a few times as it was too much liquid at every push of the pen, it takes some "finesse" to do it right. Other than that it works pretty well, exactly the same color and when it dries the two dents were replaced by two little circles of paint, much less noticeable than the white spots.

    Didn't use any primer as I think the exposed area was the primer, it didn't rust after a few weeks of exposure to the elements. Haven't applied a second coat or polished the area as the dents are small, I don't think it is worth it
     
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    With the pen style and tiny dings, I've resorted to loading it up with paint, then picking up a bit of that paint with a toothpick, applying it thus.
     
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    8570B773-423C-4DFA-82DB-077C44FCD6C7.jpeg 0DEBD6C9-5722-4A91-AB71-088CD7F24FDD.jpeg Best touch up brush ever...one dab on chip fills in perfectly.. then toss when done.
     
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    Thanks for the link!!
     
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    I just picked up some Hypersonic Red (3T7) from ebay seller "oremautogroup" which is a toyota dealership on the west coast.
    It consisted of two 0.5 oz tubes (Base color and Clear Overcoat) for $20. It's the real mcoy. Got it in 3 days.
    Here is theie link for blue magnetism $16.97 Free Shipping:
    https://ebay.to/2PzxT9K
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    Damn - that's a great idea. Plus a friend of mine is a dentist. Perfect :)
     
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