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      04-12-2015, 01:23 AM   #1
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Question Silverstone II touch up paint Q

Okay Silverstone owners, I have a bunch of rock chips in my hood I wanted to touch up... I picked up the BMW 2-bottle touch up kit, and I went to apply some tonight, and it looks soooooo much darker than the car.

I know a lot of paint lightens up as it dries, but it made me crazy nervous.

Normal? It almost looked Atlantis Blue coming out of the bottle... and with the stories of that guy with the Individual getting the wrong colour... last thing I want to do is have a bunch of polka dots on my hood.
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      04-12-2015, 01:31 AM   #2
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Okay Silverstone owners, I have a bunch of rock chips in my hood I wanted to touch up... I picked up the BMW 2-bottle touch up kit, and I went to apply some tonight, and it looks soooooo much darker than the car.

I know a lot of paint lightens up as it dries, but it made me crazy nervous.

Normal? It almost looked Atlantis Blue coming out of the bottle... and with the stories of that guy with the Individual getting the wrong colour... last thing I want to do is have a bunch of polka dots on my hood.
I did some touch up on my car as well (SSII also) and it is far from perfect. I went to a body shop to see if they could do a better job and they said that it wouldn't be much better without a respray. Good luck.
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      04-12-2015, 01:35 AM   #3
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I did some touch up on my car as well (SSII also) and it is far from perfect. I went to a body shop to see if they could do a better job and they said that it wouldn't be much better without a respray. Good luck.
That was my fear. I think I'll just suck it up and respray the hood. :/
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      04-12-2015, 01:44 AM   #4
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I have a SSII as well. You're not going to like my answer but it going to very tough to touch up a metallic paint...I've tried it.

Your best bet is something like this https://www.drcolorchip.com/

If you going to move forward with the OEM two stage you may find this video helpful

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      04-14-2015, 02:50 PM   #5
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My bumber and hood are destroyed. 50+ chips from this past winter.
Power dome has the most.

Thought about touch paint but no way with that many. Bumper and Hood re-spray needed. ;(
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      04-14-2015, 02:52 PM   #6
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I got the 3m xpel ultimate front bra done right after I bought the car, but I definitely would do a full hood if I could do it again. The power dome does catch some road debris...
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