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    Touch Up Paint to Purchase?

    SO The WRX has gotten a couple small rock chips (down to the metal wtf!?!) from the frequent driving. So is the best place to pick up touch up paint from the dealer or will i have to go to an actual paint shop and code the paint?

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    I'd go to the dealer

    And I'd stock up on it (not literally) the paint sucks and chips/peels/cracks after a minor chip. It never ends. Lessons learned....buy a new subie and wrap that sucka in clear wrap

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    i was thinking about that... Did you get the whole car done or just the hood front facia and wheel spray areas?

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    also if it is a partial paint coverage (similar to a clear cosmetic bra) do you notice a line of polish (after you polish the car of course) where the clear coat ends? Because I see the 3M clear products that protect the hood and etc of the car. And every time the owner washes or polishes the car he goes through hell getting into those areas to remove the wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOshea View Post
    i was thinking about that... Did you get the whole car done or just the hood front facia and wheel spray areas?
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    also if it is a partial paint coverage (similar to a clear cosmetic bra) do you notice a line of polish (after you polish the car of course) where the clear coat ends? Because I see the 3M clear products that protect the hood and etc of the car. And every time the owner washes or polishes the car he goes through hell getting into those areas to remove the wax.
    No I bought mine used but after watching chip after chip after crack and peel and rust that I'm either doing the clear bra or opticoat. It seems like every time I touch up one spot two more show up. I'd just do the clear on the front. ..it seems like most of the chips are at the edge of the hood and bumper.

    As far as waxing goes I'd just get close without going over the wrap

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    Okay good thoughts. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsibanez View Post
    It seems like every time I touch up one spot two more show up.

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    I didn't know dealerships gave touch up paint..thanks!

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    Dr. Colorchip is also a great touch up paint kit: Dr. ColorChip Paint Repair Kit - AutoSport Catalog

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    I've used these guys for touch up paint and spray...
    Automotive Touch Up Paint from PaintScratch - Order Pro Grade Paint

    Also, I don't recommend clear bras... they may help w/ rock chips now, but down the road they start looking pretty bad if not kept up.
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