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Old 06-25-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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Westanding/buffing Bad Touch-Up spots?

I've got some really bad touch-up spots on my paint form the previous owner. These areas are somewhat blobby, basically uneven with the paint. How can I smooth these out?
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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If you aren't comfortable wet sanding your car, give LANGKA a try.
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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Hmm, it works even for blobs that are a few years old?
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Hmm, it works even for blobs that are a few years old?
Yep! You just need to keep rubbing and it'll start levelling them off.

The small problem you'll run into with the product if you have to rub for a lengthy amount of time is that it can make the clearcoat surrounding the levelled blob cloudy. The cloudiness comes off with a cleaner wax, and is far less dangerous (and far easier to remove) than the scratches caused by sanding.

Another problem which you can face (with either method) is the removal of the metallic flake in your paint. When you paint a car with metallic paint the flakes tend to float to the surface, and if you don't put a layer of clear over the (recessed) flakes to form the bump you'll be removing you'll end up with a flat spot of base colour.

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Old 06-25-2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot! This seems to be exactly what I need, and much more easier to work with too. I already have an older touch-up paint pen

BTW, good thing my paint isn't metallic (Schwarz II FTW!) so no worries in the flakes department!
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