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Cry Like A Baby Nooooo!!! I chipped the paint!

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Whadda I do??
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How did you chip it??
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How did you chip it??
Opened the garage door thinking it was far enough away...
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DIY with a touch up pen or mobile chipsaway type company
 
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DIY with a touch up pen or mobile chipsaway type company
what jon said

if you go the touch up pen route do it in lots of thin layers to build it up
 
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Chips away or any similar repairer. Best to check locally to see if you can get any personnal recommendations. Unfortunately it is in such a prominent place that a touch up brush repair is going to stick out like a sore thumb.
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Never use a touch up brush.

Pour some paint into a bottlecap and use a flattened out toothpick to aply paint VERY thinly to allow each layer to dry.

Then, when enough layers have been built up, wet sand it so it is flat and level with the rest of the paint.

After that, get some polishing compound to bring up the shine.
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Then, when enough layers have been built up, wet sand it so it is flat and level with the rest of the paint.
And if you haven't wet sanded before make sure you don't use anything more abrasive than 3000 GRIT paper. You can buy it here. Best results if you use a backing pad also.

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And if you haven't wet sanded before make sure you don't use anything more abrasive than 3000 GRIT paper. You can buy it here. Best results if you use a backing pad also.

Cheers

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and make sure you soak the sheets at least overnight in a bucket of soapy water.
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Unfortunately with a metallic finish you will be extremely lucky to achieve a totally invisible repair.:
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