touch-up paint

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by ChipperYoung, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. ChipperYoung

    ChipperYoung New Member

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    Does anyone know where to buy exterior touch-up paint for my red Prius? It would be to touch up some minor Chip's on the hood.
     
  2. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 'Orrible Oracle

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    Dealership parts department is easiest/fastest, maybe not cheapest. Up here they have a pen-style, with clear coat at one end and colour the other end. Typical use, I take off the colour coat cap, depress the nylon nib against the top of the cap a few times till the paint starts to percolate up, then dab it on. For small/critical touch up, you could transfer the paint on the nib to a toothpick or similar. I used the clear coat end a few times and found it was lifting paint, so mostly avoid it, or only use it, ie: not over touch up paint, just clear coat.

    I've also picked up Dupli-Color, which has a brush applicator, clear coat (never use) and a nifty abrasive pen tip, that's good for prep.

    The paint code is on the decal in the driver's door.
     

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  3. Pluggo

    Pluggo Active Member

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    ...or go to automotivetouchup.com for everything you need, plus instructions.
     
  4. jbcarey

    jbcarey Junior Member

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    I have been using Paint scratch.com . Their dispenser is much better than the dealer "pen version" and they offer spray cans also
     
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 'Orrible Oracle

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    I find both brush and pen have their strengths. I like the pen better for curb rash on the rims, which with the silver rims seems to always be Classic Silver Metallic (1F7).
     
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