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DIY: Paint touch-up using COM Paint/Any paint Spray can

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by DRIV3R, May 12, 2013.

  1. pranjandas

    pranjandas Timido

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    New Delhi
    I own New Pearl White 1.3 MJD Punto purchased on October 2013. In the last 3 months there are some minor scratches which is quite natural seeing the kind of Delhi traffic & how people drive specially bikers! I have purchased Bossa Nova White value pack from com paint (Aeroids Corporation) as discussed above. The product is delivered to me. I am scared will BNW (which is a solid color, I suppose) do with my New Pearl White Punto? Guys, please encourage/discourage me. The scratches on my car are of minor nature in general & can be ignored.
  2. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    Post a pic of the damage, we can assess if it really warrants a touch up job.

    And never touch up Pearl White with Bossa Nova White. It is going to look uglier.

    In most cases, a good rubbing and polishing will remove the scratches unless they have penetrated all the way to the base/primer coat.
  3. sine04

    sine04 Regolare

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    Mysore/Bangalore, Karnataka.
    Mysore/Bangalore, Karnataka.
    Fiat Enthusiast
    Tried this as I had lots of free time to spare and a free can of silver paint (courtesy chethansgangoor). Though my friends tell me that its come out well for a DIY, personally, I'm not satisfied with the finishing. :(

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  4. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    A word of caution to guys who are trying this.

    COM Paint's shades are very inconsistent. A friend and fellow TFIan had ordered BNW, and it was found that the shade is a total mismatch. So exercise caution before you spray it on the car, try it on a waste paper.

    Another aspect I would like to point out, the pics I have posted is when the car is clean, and hence you cannot make out the difference in finish. I had overlooked the polishing part at a few places and it does show up when the car is dirty. The dirt sticks to the unpolished rough surface and the difference in finish is visible. I have to polish it better, to obtain the gloss finish overall.
  5. pranjandas

    pranjandas Timido

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    New Delhi
    A Word of Caution for New Pearl White 2013 models (Mine is Aug 2013 make Punto 1.3 MJD Active): DONT try to tough up with BNW supplied by Com paint. The shades simply DONT match. I tried & failed utterly. Somehow, thankfully, rolled back what I did restored the original. Be careful!
  6. angdroid

    angdroid Timido

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    Bangalore
    Just wondering, if this touch up paint will match. Any idea on the paint code for New Pearl White ?

    Amazon.com: Genuine Fiat Fluid 5163770AA Pearl White Tri Coat (Bianco Perla) Touch-Up Paint Pen - 0.5 oz.: Automotive
  7. sakartechin

    sakartechin Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    DRIV3R

    I just got some time this weekend , my ebay id was blocked so unable to get the formula 1 scratch out liquid as you suggested. I tried with below MotoMax 2K rubbing compound (got it from reliance auto zone) followed by carnuba gel wax , the scratches are not visible when u see from distance but visible on a closer look.
  8. sriramr9

    sriramr9 Amatore

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    Chennai
    May i have his services for my vehicle.i have few areas to be worked upon in my 2 year old vehicle such as rear view mirror holders, rear bumper, left doors. I do not trust FASS body shop anymore
  9. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    Will try this on my cars wheels caps.
  10. sanfiat

    sanfiat Amatore

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    Faridabad, Haryana
    faridabad Haryana
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Nice description... i liked that bowl. so shiny and rich design. took me a second to figure it out though. The explanantion is spot on.....thanks

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