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Touching up paintwork

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Barry Copen, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Barry Copen

    Barry Copen Copenworld Regular

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    11 reg. MX5 2.0 Kendo
    VW Passat Estate
    Another naïve question from a new Copenista...
    The car has several minor chips in the paintwork - any recommendations as to how best to deal with these? How can you match the colour?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    You can get colour coded touch up pens directly from Daihatsu, but let me tell you: The result does not look well, it only offers protection against rust.
     
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  3. ClareL

    ClareL Copenworld Veteran

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    The paint code can be found under the bonnet on the firewall.

    The paint code for the red Copen is R40 (check under your bonnet to be sure though).

    An ex daihatsu dealer can order you a touch up pen.
     
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  4. Barry Copen

    Barry Copen Copenworld Regular

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    VW Passat Estate
    Code R40 duly found; tks very much!
     
  5. Barry Copen

    Barry Copen Copenworld Regular

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    Thanks; I'll take my chances!
     
  6. Number6

    Number6 Inactive User

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    The touchup pens are the colour of the paint as it came from the factory. Naturally, paint changes over time, so the touchup pen might look out of place... but sure give it a shot, not as if you're gonna fuck it up any more :)
     
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  7. JanesAddiction

    JanesAddiction Copenworld Member

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    Most of the time a wet sand and then a good old machine polish after the paint process makes a world of difference.
     
  8. Neil50

    Neil50 Copenworld Regular

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    We have some stone chips on the front of the bonnet in Dawn's yellow "waspy" Also have a bit of corrosion on the top edge of the wheel arch to sort out and paint match :swear:
     

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