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Originally Posted by alfaromeopapa View Post
I have recently noticed a few scratches on my bonnet caused by road rash. I only drive my Alfa spider on a sunday due to it being my pride and joy. I am pondering whether to get a professional company like chips a way or fix the stone chips myself with a touch up pen. I noticed these are pretty good value here; Does any one have experience in using these pens?
Not that brand but I tried a very similar product some years ago (a spring-loaded fibre point fed by a supply of paint when you press it in and out) I found it to be not very good. The point was too large for accurate fine work and the supply of paint to the tip too random (no paint, no-paint, no-paint followed by big blob) for a good finish. Maybe they've improved nowadays but I think the idea just isn't quite right.

Having owned a series of shabby old cars throughout my life I've tried a number of advertised solutions for small chips and scratches on my vehicles the one that works best for me is the touch-up paint that is already combined with a clear coat - so one coat does it - no lacquer required!!!

hardener, thinners items in Paint store on eBay! are the suppliers I used - but there are also others doing a similar thing.

This simplifies the job greatly; clean any dirt and wax from the scratch (thinners IPA etc would do it) then using a cocktail stick fill the scratch with the paint (keeping new paint off the existing good finish) allow to dry (48hrs should be enough) if the new surface is higher than the original finish use rubbing compound to blend it in. If it is lower add further coats until it dries higher - then blend.

Of course you could get a pro to do it for you - but it has got to be worth having a go first, hasn't it? is offline  
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