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      08-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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*NEW PHOTOS* Touch-Up Paint = I AM A MORON

Okay so I am going to start off with saying I don't deserve to own a BMW after what I did and I probably deserve a punch in the face, so here it goes.

I had a few rock chips on my hood that exposed primer, so I decided to buy JB BMW touch-up paint. So I shake it up and open it and see it's a small brush and instead of stopping and thinking, this is probably gonna come out like shit, I went ahead and began applying to the rock chips. Needles to say, I ended up putting too much and it came out looking like coal shit on my hood. I immediately regretted doing anything as soon as I started, but it was too late. So, I taped around the area and sprayed a 50/50 alcohol/H20 mixture on the area and wet sanded with 1500 grit paper. Then I used a little rubbing compound and followed up with polish and wax. Basically all this did was try to make the area not as obviously fucked up as it really is when you look close.

I would like some suggestions how to proceed. Is it possible to correct the paint without respraying the hood? Basically, I was thinking that I could have a good detailer tape up the area around it, wet sand with a rougher paper and work up to a finer paper to not hit the original paint (as the fucked up area isn't flush with the stock paint around it and is a little elevated), then follow up with polish and wax. I am afraid that I will not even begin to attempt to do this myself, but i think it sounds like a plausible idea to get rid of the excess paint that I added without marring the original paint underneath. Please feel free to call me an idiot a few times and then offer some suggestions

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      08-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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I like Dr. ColorChip www.drcolorchip.com
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      08-26-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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I like Dr. ColorChip www.drcolorchip.com
Good suggestion, but a little late!
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      08-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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lol yes definitely a little late =/
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      08-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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Bavauto.com has some nice DIY fixes for small and medium chips in the paint. I believe you are better of going to a professional to fix this problem. You started off with too coarse of paper...maybe #2500 followed by #3000 grit would've been better. This is what we supply to the coated abrasive industry for the final paint step and clear coat. GL.
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      08-26-2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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If it looks like blobs of paint on your hood sand it down with sanding block to get it really nice and even to the surface of the hoods original paint then follow by some 2500+3000 sand paper. Then proceed with compound polish ...
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      08-27-2012, 02:02 AM   #7
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THANK YOU, i think I will take it to a detailer friend and see if he wants to give it a try, I don't think I should be touching my hood anymore lol
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      08-27-2012, 06:55 AM   #8
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Don't kick yourself - we all do stuff we regret. Some chemicals from the garage ceiling dripped onto the hood of my MR2, and wouldn't come off in the wash, so I used my fingernail to scrape them off. Brilliant. Scratched the finish, and had to take it to a paint shop for repair.
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      08-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #9
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Thank you for the consolation, I learned my lesson to think before acting lol
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Yeah, you can get the Meguiars sanding blocks in various grit and then follow up with a full polish. I prefer touch up paint to other methods of filling chips, but I use toothpicks to apply small amounts of paint and let it set for 24h between applications. You can also get BMW clear which is softer to sand and will provide a slightly better match than just the color coat.
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      08-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #11
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in my experience DR colorchip can hide only the smallest specks

Langka is the better system for larger chips
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      08-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #12
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Yea I have the clear on top of the color also, basically te only issue is that it's not flush and it's elevated, the color match seems to be fine. I'd love to just remove the extra paint I added!
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Try the Meguiars sanding block, just be sure to soak it overnight and keep the surface nice and wet when removing the extra material.
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Langka is great. The Blob eliminator is a must-have. I still don't own the Langka but my brother uses it on his M5. I've applied it with him. Great stuff. I can do without it.
If I overfill a chip I rub it off with my finger lol! Then start over. It takes me around 2 hrs to prep/apply/detail a stone chip. I'm anal. I use a "edge" shaped tool to make the paint flush if I over fill it.
I use griots paint chip applicators (the smallest-tipped one).
For polishes..I use Zymol HD cleanse, Meguairs scratchX 2.0, and Meguairs ultimate compound...all applied for hand. I only use Meguairs ultimate compound to remove touch-up paint that I don't think was applied well enough.
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Thank you all for your help! now the embarrassing photos =/
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remove the blob and start over.. I had a tremendous rock chip on my hood but I had a friend who is head of body shop @ my local bmw dealership. He's great. I went to him to repair a scuff / scrape under my bumper lip. He offered to air-brush my stone chips free of charge. (does the work on the side at his home garage/shop/paint booth).

remove the blob and get it air-brushed aif you can find a guy that's capable of doing it.

My chip looks almost gone and looks professional. flush and smooth...he also ordered paint and mixed/blended it to match (metallics never match) he did amazing work. My bmw touch up oem paint kit was about 4 shades darker. Didn't match..I was pulling my hair out. Be glad you have Jet Black!
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I'll keep u guys updated with follow up pics after I order the supplies and buffer
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Updated photos of my progress:
Basically I haven't had much free time, but what I did was wet sand with 1500 grit followed by 2000, 2500, 3000; then polished with porter cable, yellow cutting pad + meguires cutting compound, followed by white pad and meguires finishing polish. I have never done this, but it looks like I got the spots flush with factory paint, but it appears I have to wet Sand some more. The BMW touch up paint appears to not be an exact match, tell me what you think. I am afraid of wet sanding too much because I don't want to go through the clear coat, I was wondering if you guys think I could use 3000 grit followed by polish to get rid of what appears to be a thin layer left from my touch up mess up. I don't want to make it look any worse to be honest.
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