Repairing your vehicle’s paint chips requires knowledge and skills. Before you start fixing your car problems, make sure you test it first on a non-visible area. You can apply it underneath your car panels.
Test the solvents and cleaners on the paint first and observe how it reacts. Then apply a solvent or cleaner to a clean cloth. Rub the cloth on the non-visible area of your car.
If it comes back clean, then the solvent or cleaner is safe to use. On the other hand, if you get a paint stain on the cloth, you should replace your cleaner or solvent.
Here are some tips on how to repair your paint chips:
- Apply a rubber glue to attach a small 600-grit sandpaper circles to new pencils 24 hours before you start your car project.
- Wash your vehicle in a car wash and dry it thoroughly.
- Examine your paint chips. There are actually two kinds of chipping. The more subtle type shows the original paint primer is still intact. The other type is more serious and has an exposed bare metal.
- Use a degreaser to clean the affected area. If there are signs of rust on the surface area, use a pencil eraser to clean it off. Dip the pencil or sandpaper in water and pour a couple of drops of water on the affected area. If the primer is still intact and is unaffected by the sanding, proceed to painting.
- For touch-ups, shake the paint bottle well. For color-matched paint, make sure you mix it properly and dispense a tiny amount into a plastic cup.
- Dip a toothpick in the paint and place the toothpick with the coating in the center of the chip. Let the paint flow to the chip. Do this step for each chip until it is filled with paint. After the application is complete, allow the new paint to dry for at least seven days.
- Use a 200-grit sanding block to gently remove the spot on the repaired area. Before applying the sanding block, soak it first in water at least 24 hours before using it. Then apply a tiny drop of car wash over the chip which will act as a lubricant.
- Apply our KevianClean Quick Wax to a soft rag. Use a straight front to back motion to avoid swirl marks. Then buff with a cloth.