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Touch up pen vs other options...

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by drsaab, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. drsaab

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    #1 drsaab, Dec 25, 2014
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    I got couple rock chips on the hood and ordered touch up from Dr colorchip and it has worked well. It fills in the gap and does not blot like normal touch up pens. Mutliple coats fill in a little higher each time.

    5 coats will make it flush in my opinion.

    They have added tesla colors to their website after my order.
    good luck.
     
  2. Frankrb

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    Dr Saab, thanks for the tip. The Tesla touch up sticks really suck (and I'm being polite)............. I won't even try anymore touchups since results with the stick is so bad.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Thanks drsaab. You just saved me from making a bad purchase.
     
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    I'd like to purchase a kit, but see no listing for MC colors.
     
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    Look under 2014 tesla
     
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    Got it. Sunset Red Metallic is Multi Coat Red. I think.
     
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    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Thanks drsaab. I have a few nicks in my black hood.

    Have any before or after pictures? What color is your car?
     
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    Related question for a new order: does solid vs metallic vs multicoat paint have any implications for touchups or repair work? Is one of these cheaper or easier than the others to work on?
     
  9. drsaab

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    #9 drsaab, Dec 30, 2014
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    I have pearl white. It is the hardest to match, most expensive to paint. it is a 3 coat color. next is prob the red. Easiest is any of the non metallic colors. White would be the easiest to work on for repairs.

    as far as the dr color chip vs a pen.....I have not had a good clear day to take a pic. I now have xpel on it as well after I got the chips. The color match is similar to any touch up, it is ok but not perfect since there is not the ideal clearcoat on top. Mine is pearl white so 100% impossible to match. The big benefit is no blotches, it fills in the area and is more concave in the chip verses convex and bumped up like the pens and brush would do. That looks real bad when its done.
     

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