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post #1 of 11 Old 11-23-2012, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Some paint chips and scrapes. Flame Red. Best ways to fix/cover?

I've got a 2000 XJ In Flame red and there are allot of small chips and scratches. I'd like to put a little paint on them, so that they don't stick out as much. I know there are allot of different sprays and Fingernail polish type applications. What do you suggest for some light touch up? Cheers!

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 08:46 AM
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With exact color touch up paint I build up enough layers (letting each application dry) till it's higher than the original surface then WET sand (using a 3M rubber board) with 600/1000/2000 grit emery/buff with polishing compound/wax. Done right the repair is almost invisible, providing the original paint isn't faded.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-24-2012, 08:50 AM
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i use duplicolor touch up,looks good from a few feet away
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i use duplicolor touch up,looks good from a few feet away
Use the Dupli-Color pen/brush fill in small chips and scratches with the pen end and use the brush end for larger chips.
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-25-2012, 12:41 AM
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If I were you, Ide refinish the bumpers and trim first. Roached out bumpers stick out like a ....

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-25-2012, 09:34 AM
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If I were you, Ide refinish the bumpers and trim first. Roached out bumpers stick out like a ....
I have to agree with this ^^. If you re-black, paint, re-finish the plastic...that baby will look sweet. Nobody will even notice a paint chip here or there.

Several good products out there. From several paints to Armor-all type stuff. I've always used Krylon Fusion for things from my canoes to my flares to plastic parts. I use the "satin" or matte" finish...the gloss is pretty dang shiny.

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post #7 of 11 Old 11-25-2012, 07:56 PM
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You can get excact color matched paint in many forms from them. I acctually spray painted my hood on my Flame red XJ with great results compared to all the factory peeling clear coat.


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post #8 of 11 Old 11-26-2012, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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If I were you, Ide refinish the bumpers and trim first. Roached out bumpers stick out like a ....
Haha. I know what you mean. That pic was taken the day after I bought it. I've fixed the nasty plastic. It looks fantastic now, which is Why I'm Looking to touch up the paint.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-28-2012, 03:06 AM
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I bought the PR4 (Flame Red) Chrysler touch-up paint for my '95 XJ. It was too orange and very evident where I used it. I had better luck with using the duplicolor spray after building up the chips and scratches with the touch-up, and then a good wet sand with 1500 grit and a buff after. There's still a color difference, but it's not as noticeable.
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post #10 of 11 Old 11-28-2012, 02:32 PM
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Honestly. When I first got my 2000 (which is also flame red, working on getting a new color matched grille) the very first thing I did was buy some trim and bumper paint from Autozone, yeah I know, but for $9 you wont get a better appearance from anything. Like new. And as far as your paint goes, dont bother. Far less noticeable and Im sure it will get worse as you wheel.

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