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touch up paint keyed car Post Review

Picked up some touch up car paint since some a-hole keyed my car! now gotta wash it.

I did not key any ones car my car was the one whos got keyed so if any 1 wants to 2 the touch up paint bill ill gladly show u #stoptherumor

Has your #car been #keyed? Buy #MPEX custom filled car touch up paint pen for scratch repair

Got my car all serviced up now I just need to get touch up paint to touch up my keyed passenger side

I like that idea. There are also scratches and a paint chip I didn’t notice until the light hit it.

A dealership may have a small container if touch up paint. My husband keeps one in his car...ever since it got keyed last year in a parking lot.

@_tinysofinex3 they sell touch up paint for cars,whos car got keyed?

just put another layer of touch-up paint on my car #useless still looks like i got keyed, fuck you #jamesbradshaw

To the person who keyed my car this weekend, it's okay, it's just a little paint. Nothing but a touch up. Good luck with that karma though.

1. Someone definitely keyed my car while I was at WP last night. Thanks 2. I just broke my bottle of touch up paint all over my hood. 3. I get it. I'll pay for my Sins in blood and gold.

touch up paint keyed car Q&A Review

What are some good automotive tips?

I found a great article by Readers Digest (http://www.rd.com/advice/saving-money/74-car-care-tips-to-keep-your-automobile-in-topnotch-condition/) with some really useful tips that you would not normally think of. Here are some of my favorites: 1. Don’t fill up if you see the tanker, If you happen to see a gasoline tanker filling the tanks at your local gas station, come back another day or go to a different station. As the station’s underground tanks are being filled, the turbulence can stir up sediment. Sediment in your gas can clog fuel filters and fuel injectors, causing poor performance and possibly necessitating repairs. 2. Lighten up your key chain, Does your car key share a chain with a dozen or more other keys? That’s a pretty heavy load hanging off the car key when it’s in the ignition.The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive, can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition and eventually lead to ignition switch failure. To add years of service to your ignition switch, purchase a lightweight key chain that allows you to separate your ignition key from the others. Drive with only the ignition key in your ignition. If your ignition key “sticks” when you try to turn on the car, it’s a warning that your ignition switch is about to fail. Replace it before you get stranded. 3. Touch up nicks sooner rather than later , Touch-up paint won’t adhere well to rust. So be sure to keep some matching touch-up paint on hand so you can touch up any minor nicks, often found around door edges, before rust has a chance to form.

Should I fix the scratches on my car before selling? Will, scratches significantly affect my car's resale value?

There are a few factors here. How bad are the scratches? If its just swirl marks then no it shouldn't affect the value. If someone got mad and took a key or screwdriver to the car down to metal then possibly. also the age of the car is in question. if the car is like 15+ years not so much if the car is 1 or 2 years then much more so. swirl marks can be buffed out easy and should be reasonably inexpensive to have a detailer do it. $100–$200 range Now if they are into the primer or metal and only a few you can get touch up paint and do it your self. You want to use a tooth pick and not the brush that comes with it. If someone keyed the car its best to take it to a body shop.

What if you don't repair your car after it gets keyed?

Not a huge problem but, If metal is showing through the scratches, it will eventually start to rust there. It would take several years to develope into anything approaching serious. You can go to a dealership or an auto parts store and buy touch up paint the same color as your car. It’s not expensive. It comes in a spray can, and also in a bottle with a brush like nail polish. I’ve used both. You will want to use the bottle and brush (trust me.) I’ve never had my vehicle keyed, but have had plenty of scuffs, dents, dings, and chips on my cars over the years. I’ve even pulled out some bad dents, and used body filler when it was necessary. Paint and body repair isn’t hard to do in small areas. It is hard to get a larger area to look perfect if you don’t have access to some good tools and supplies. I could go into detail here about how to go about it, but I’m sure you can find plenty of instruction on YouTube. If you aren’t inclined to do some touch up on the keyed area of your car, you could just use some car wax to cover the area, then lightly buff it off. The wax will get down into the scratches and help keep it from rusting. To be safe, you will want to re-apply wax a few times a year. Do NOT wax the scratched area if you plan on using touch up paint, because it would be very difficult to completely remove the wax from the scratches, and paint won’t stick to wax.

Is it worth fixing a scratch on your car?

My father always said if you buy a car, you buy a white one, because that is the easiest colour to touch up. That made sense 30 years ago, and it is probably relevant to an extent today, if a little boring. I had a blue metallic car with clear coat. Somebody put some decent scratches on the bonnet or hood for all you Americans. Well, I thought I would rub it back a bit and touch it up. Not a good idea! You end up having to spray the whole panel, and then it might look slightly different in colour to the original paint. Small scratches you can live with, otherwise, you will drive yourself nuts trying to find a safe place to park, especially at a shopping centre. I don’t know what it is about some people. You can park in the remotest corner of a near empty shopping centre carpark, and I would nearly guarantee there is a car parked beside your when you come out. Perhaps it is because some people need more than a line on the ground and cannot visualise parking at an angle to the road. There used to be some stuff called Armaguard or Armaglaze. It was a professionally applied product, some sort of liquid glass coating. It was pretty good at stopping scratches and resisted keying. I don’t know whether it is still around today. My latest car had paint protection applied as an extra. I was not real happy and thought I might have got conned. It was some sort of fancy polish that cost me $700 and did not seem that different to a good quality over the counter polish. Nufinish make a car polish that helps a little bit, but it won’t stop a stone chip from happening. Have a few drinks. If you own a Ferrari or high end sports car, then you might want to worry about minor scratches.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve had stolen from your car?

Well, I guess my wife's wedding dress was the most valuable thing we've had stolen from our car. We had the nicest car in the apartment complex and someone stole the car with a bunch of our stuff inside. The dress was going to be dry cleaned and sealed in case you're trying to figure out why it was in there. I was headed out for the long ride to “cotton top something retirement church.” I only mention that because the pastor actually included a mention of me not showing up to mix three microphones at living room levels for an army of snowbird retirees without mentioning that our car was stolen. And I did call more than an hour before service. I stood there, completely befuddled at the pile of shattered safety glass in my wife's parking spot. Where's the car? Why is there busted glass here? Oh… Called the cops, did a report, found it a few hours later. It was behind another apartment complex about two blocks away still running. They'd burned off almost a whole tank of gas and ended right back up in our neighborhood. Her handmade (by mothers and friends) wedding dress, my seven year old daughters’ purse and birthday money, tools, paperwork… All gone. We felt violated. We we’re married in 1989 with her wearing that dress. Her mom died in 1996. The dress was stolen in 1997. The cops said they probably sold off as much as they could and planned to take it across the border to Mexico and strip it. Said we were lucky to get it back. Then it gets more amusing. When I tried to sort out the damage with the insurance company - that I'd been paying for years to fully protect this car - began to nickel and dime me on the repairs. The thieves got our spare keys that we forgot in the center console, insurance wants to buy us new keys. “To match the ones the car thieves still have on them?” It took a while to convince them I needed the car rekeyed. They busted a window and I got it replaced along with new window tint to make stuff less visible. We got the paint job touched up and buffed to perfection because there were fresh scratches. We were temporarily staying in Arizona at the time, but our insurance agent was in Georgia. The turning point in their willingness to actually take care of us didn't come until after I asked them how they anticipated my next visit to their office playing out if I had to come all the way home to deal with this. Never made a threat. Guess their imagination was scarier than mine because they jumped up and made it right. So if anyone bought a second-hand wedding dress out of a grey 1989 Olds Delta 88 around Tempe in the fall of 1997, it's one of a kind.

How can you fix a car door handle?

The first thing would be to remove the door panel and ascertain what is wrong. Did a linkage come off? I’ve accidentally pulled off a linkage when trying to pop a lock; I had to remove the seat in order to remove the door panel, as the door wouldn’t open otherwise. I also had a Honda Prelude where one side of the hinge on the handle was broken. This necessitated buying the whole handle assembly as a unit (around $100, 20 years ago); using factory touch up paint in a can, I had to paint it to match, disassemble the panel as mentioned above, and replace it (I put the old lock tumbler to keep the same key rather than use the key that came with it). It took about an hour. Mind you, those were in the days before YouTube. Chilton makes fairly detailed manuals for nearly any vehicle out there, which will give you step-by-step details on the disassembly and reassembly. Many of the discount auto-parts chains provide the instructions for free as well as sell you the part(s) you need;and of course, almost every repair imaginable has been explained on YouTube. Watch a few, learn from any mistakes they made, and you should have a smooth repair.

Have you ever washed a rental car before taking it back?

Did I wash it? Heck, I not only washed the vehicle, I even did some hasty DIY bump and paint work before returning it. In the early 1980’s, I rented a white Mustang convertible from Dollar at SFO (San Francisco Airport) as was my custom in those days. During my visit, I parked in the Opera Plaza garage at Van Ness and Golden Gate. When exiting the garage onto one way Golden Gate, I peeled out of the garage as was my custom only to be confronted with a demolition dumpster in the leftmost curbside lane. It was too late to stop and too risky to merge into the congested adjacent lane. So I ended up splitting the difference and scraping the driver’s side of the Mustang on the dumpster. I could feel the blood rushing to my head after witnessing the damage. The encounter with the dumpster peeled off the rub strip in places and left some superficial scratches. I hastily collected the black rubber strips from the pavement outside Opera Plaza. So what to do? I am on a business trip and my wardrobe is business suits. I decide to wash the Mustang and see if that would ameliorate some of the cosmetic damage - no luck. Next, I visit an auto parts store to stock up on glue, a touch-up paint kit, rubbing compound and cheesecloth. Then I find a semi-deserted parking lot and I go to work in my business attire. The net of my effort: I think if you suffered from poor vision, you might not notice any damage. But I couldn’t risk that I might come across a sharp-eyed Dollar employee on my return to SFO, so I decided to return the Mustang at the thinly staffed OAK (Oakland Airport) after closing hours, where you basically left the vehicle and dropped the keys at the rental kiosk. I guess it all worked out well as I never heard back from Dollar and the founder | owner of Dollar, ,Henry Caruso,, sold the agency to Chrysler in 1990 and became one of the wealthiest Americans. Thanks for the A2A.

What is the best way to fix deep car body scratches?

Short answer: Pay a dent/scratch repair service a few bucks OR spend $200 at your local body shop for some paint polishing/wet sanding. Long answer: 1. Don't even bother with the "touch-up" paint bottle your dealership gave you. That stuff is worthless...unless you're an artist or you've got the perfect type of paint damage, that stuff always end up looking terrible. 2. Paint scratches and chips can be air-brushed quickly and cheaply. This isn't a "permanent" solution, but it's good enough to cover up paint damage for a while. This is the process that most of the paint and dent repair companies use, but like I said it doesn't last forever (figure a year or two at the very max). However, for $50-$100 you can have a whole bunch of scratches and paint chips touched up. Tip: This is great when you're looking to sell or trade your car...your local dealership used car manager can probably recommend someone who does decent work cheaply. 3. Damaged paint can be polished and/or wet-sanded by an expert and look very, very good. The key is experience - you don't want to tackle this type of project unless you're willing to live with the results of an amateur attempt. For $100-$200, most body shops will polish your vehicle's paint and it will look brand new when they're all done. They'll also do some wet-sanding on the deep scratches and smooth out a lot of damage. 4. Finally, sometimes deep scratches can't be repaired using easy or cheap methods. If this is the case, hire a quality body shop to paint your car. Make sure that they intend to blend and re-clear. This won't be cheap ($500+), but it will fix all sorts of problems. Your insurance company may cover the repairs here as well. 5. If you're not able to spend any money, you can buy a cheap scratch repair kit at your local auto parts store or online. These kits aren't permanent (and don't always work), but when they do you'll be impressed. Just don't be surprised if your scratch re-appears after a few washes.

What kind of strategies to trade in your car for a new car actually can yield you most?

#1 - Know what your trade in is worth, private sale, wholesale trade in, dealer sale price. #2 - Know what the car you are looking at sells for, not MSRP but actual sale prices. #3 - Wash and detail your trade in, touch up paint, be sure that everything works even turn signals , brake lights, high and low beams. Have a spare key made if the one that you have used is showing a lot of wear. Check tire wear and inflation, there are used tire shops that will give a fair price on tires the dealer will deduct the retail price of tires. #4 - Never ever tell the salesman what your monthly payment should be, only what you are willing to pay after the trade in is deducted. Even better is to go to your bank and set up a car loan ahead of time and let the dealer know that it’s a cash sale if the price is right.

How do you get scratches out of a white car?

It depends how deep the scratch is. If it’s just a surface scratch and not all the way through the outer layer of paint, there are a number of scratch removal polishes available at your local auto parts store. If the scratch is too deep to polish out, then touch-up paint will be required. A really bad scratch, such as if somebody keyed your door or fender, then a professional repaint of that panel will be needed.