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I need to touch up some small rock chips. Where would you guys recommend for getting touch up paint online?
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For rock chips order one of the pens.
Ebay has good prices, but long shipping from China.
When you shop at US sellers, you get impression that those pens are made with gold.
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I need to touch up some small rock chips. Where would you guys recommend for getting touch up paint online?
your best paint for stone chips is a system sold by DR Color Chip. It is designed with stone chips in mind. They have a special paint matched to your color code that you smear into the chips and let it dry. You then use a special cleaner to clean off the excess and level off the paint in the chip. It looks professional. It seems expensive but you are paying for the system. After using it, I will not use anything else. No more blobs of paint on every chip. It is at drcolorchip.com .
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any recommendation for getting paint spray can online?
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Yes there are. MB actually sells spray paint for recent color codes. It runs about $30 per can.

If they do not have it then paintscratch.com does a fantastic job matching colors. However if you are at the point of needing to spray paint on an area of the car then please pause.
The entire area including a blend area will need to be sanded lightly so the spray paint sticks. You will need to practice blending into an existing paint finish. Then wet sand the paint
to make sure there is minimal orange peel. Once all of that is done then the new paint will have to have at least two coats of clear coat. Then once again wet sanding to make it very smooth.

Once that is done then a professional polishing compound with a powered polishing tool will be needed. After all of that is done a polymer sealant should be used. After a 2-3 weeks then that
area can be washed and waxed as normal.

If you are working on plastic like a bumper then it all has to be sanded and primed with a flexible plastic primer before the color coat goes on.

You started by saying just touching up rock chips. There is no spray can on the planet that can do a better job than the original MB touch up paint for chips.
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I bought MB spray can and it doesn't match the car silver.
I know silver metallic is hard to match and the paint fade over the years, but even I repainted whole bumper, you can see difference between the panels.
For my latest project I bought a quart of paint on ebay and using my HVLP gun it come pretty good .
You always will see difference between new and old paint, but I think it is as good as it can be.
But again, for rock chips get the pen.

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Find a paint mixing company, to mix you up a rattle can, to a part off your car. I took a piece of my old wing , .Its done by computer so colour is spot on .
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If you have rock chips, using a rattle can may not be the easiest or best way to go. I have seen good results from Dr. Colorchip. I hear it is bit messy when applying but the end results spoke for themselves.

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I do use a local company for making rattle cans. They do have a nice color reading tool and then mix based on the tools measurements.
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If you have rock chips, using a rattle can may not be the easiest or best way to go. I have seen good results from Dr. Colorchip. I hear it is bit messy when applying but the end results spoke for themselves.
It does work very well. It is a bit messy, but the results are very impressive.
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