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#21 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 05:37 PM

Well, I got my first dent, had to happen.

The guy came to my garage and within 30 minutes had the dent out and the base coat and top coat of paint on.  I didn't like it and told him so.

He said the Tri-White is near impossible to patch but explained that he wasn't done. 

In two weeks, after the paints harden I'll call him and he'll come back, use #2000 sandpaper, some light rubbing compound and his buffer.

He doesn't live far from me and has a real honest business so I'll finish this in two weeks.

The Simply Dent guy came back today, gently sanded it with #2000 sandpaper, buffed that out.

It still didn't look right color-wise although it was nice and flush. 

Then he took the two-part Tri-white touchup (base and clearcoat) paints and mixed them together on a piece of masking tape.  Using a fine pointed toothpick he added just a tiny bit of the blended paints and by golly, it matched pretty good.  I called it done.

Then just for kicks he buffed out a few spots on my other cars hood!  :)


The trick with this Tri-White is to mix the base and clear, that gives you the right color and it blends.  He also said not to use the brushes that come in the paint bottles, they lay on way too much paint, makes blobs.  Instead, get a good, tiny bristle brush or use a pin or toothpick, less paint is better.

 

Here's the cheapo fix for my chipped/dented hood.  If you get down close and look sideways it's still visible but good enough for now.

 

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Edited by GrySql, 03 June 2015 - 10:12 PM.

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The Time Machine....
'13 FFH SE - Platinum White
Custom ordered, build date: 11/30/12, delivered: 12/12/12 - Sold: 09/05/15
 







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#22 OFFLINE   md13ffhguy

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 06:26 PM

Looks good to me! By the way, I really, really like that color, but I don't know if I could live with it. Silver hides road grime a little better.
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#23 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:30 PM

Looks good to me! By the way, I really, really like that color, but I don't know if I could live with it. Silver hides road grime a little better.

Actually, after I installed the mud flaps (splash guards) the sides stay clean and less dust collects on the rear end. 

From 20 feet it's hard to tell if it's dirty or not if you're not used to seeing it clean.

We've had enough silver cars so the wife told me to try another color when I ordered it on 10/12 and I'm happy she did.

After adding a couple of mods it still looks almost as modern as any sedan on the road.

 

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Edited by GrySql, 03 June 2015 - 09:07 PM.

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The Time Machine....
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Custom ordered, build date: 11/30/12, delivered: 12/12/12 - Sold: 09/05/15
 

#24 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:53 PM

Looks great. Most likely noone will notice except you, GrySql.


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