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Hey everyone, hope all is well. I picked up my lovely 2007 FJ last month and have taken it to the trails with some light off-roading. Now I am building up the courage to do my first project which is fix some chips and re do clear coat on the hood.

Here is the clear coat area that I am going to re coat:

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Clear Coat:
So I feel confident in the instructions on repairing clear coat based on this video (
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Where I am lacking in confidence is on Paint Touch Up repair:

Blue Hood Water Azure Automotive lighting

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So I have two chips that I am going to try to repair. I am having difficulty finding paint chip repair video tutorials or documentations on how to do this. The closest thing I found that I would be comfortable doing is using the “Dupli-Color” system based on this video:
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Other alternative for paint.
There is also a Scratch Fix All-in-1 pen that could potentially do this fix. hmmm.
  1. Does anyone have any resources on paint chip repair?
  2. is the Dupli-Color system a good way to go to just knock it all out from removing clear coat, adding primer, overlaying paint, and then clear coat?

Any wisdom or knowledge is greatly appreciated.
 

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Save yourself the trouble and just replace it. But if you feel the need to do it, use www.automotivetouchup.com

Chips have to be sanded out, smoothed, blended...

 

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IMHO:

Be careful. These so called touch-up or easy repair products are anything but easy to use and even harder to make them look right even after spending lots of time to do so.

Do yourself a favor and take it to a body shop for proper repair of the base coat and clear coat.
 

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Save yourself the trouble and just replace it. But if you feel the need to do it, use www.automotivetouchup.com

Chips have to be sanded out, smoothed, blended...

What Hannibal said. Much easier to replace it!
 

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Totally agree replacing it could be the easiest. I am having fun with this car. Giving it the old college try will be an affordable option. If I totally botch it, then I can get get it done professionally. Thank you for the feedback everyone!
 
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