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Anyone have any experience with factory touch up paint?
I don't have a need for it now, but things happen.
I've never used it the past, but if it looks like some used a marker and doesn't blend in, whats the point?

Any feedback is appreciated...
 

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Anyone have any experience with factory touch up paint?
I don't have a need for it now, but things happen.
I've never used it the past, but if it looks like some used a marker and doesn't blend in, whats the point?

Any feedback is appreciated...
I got a chip in my fender the first month. I went with aftermarket touch-up paint. I bought pens that included primer, groundcoat, midcoat and clear coat - four separate pens. In looking at the pens, I don't see the manufacturer. I do recall they were made to order at the time, but I, for the life of me, can't remember where I ordered them. I have a white orchid pearl insight, so the paint is a little "different" in makeup than the other colors. As for the color match, mine are right-on. The issue to overcome is the thickness of the paint. It took a few basecoats to build it out enough to level with the existing paint.
 

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Hey car buffs.. Have you'll tried the new Rust-Oleum, Factor 4 Synthetic car wax? Cost about $29.00 for one application. I tried it but didn't follow instructions as required. It says in fine print car must be de-waxed prior to applying pre-clean solution, etc. I didn't want to remove 4 coats of wax on my Agean blue Insight , so I just did everything but de-wax and boy what a shine, like a mirror, best in last 70 years of car waxing. It says protection 3 years. All I can say is WOW. Thank you Rust-Oleum.
 

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Haven't heard they make a wax. Does it have good reviews? How'd you hear about it? And how long did the whole process take? The dealer wouldn't have applied any type of wax right?
 

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Haven't heard they make a wax. Does it have good reviews? How'd you hear about it? And how long did the whole process take? The dealer wouldn't have applied any type of wax right?
The way the water would bead up on mine I’d bet they did wax it before I picked it up.
 

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Anyone have any experience with factory touch up paint?
I don't have a need for it now, but things happen.
I've never used it the past, but if it looks like some used a marker and doesn't blend in, whats the point?

Any feedback is appreciated...
I bought the Honda White Orchid Pearl touch up paint and it doesn't match the body paint. It looks sort of like white out... I used it on a small paint chip caused by a rock that was kicked up from a car coming the opposite direction.

Haven't heard they make a wax. Does it have good reviews? How'd you hear about it? And how long did the whole process take? The dealer wouldn't have applied any type of wax right?
My Insight was waxed before they handed it over to me.
 

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I bought the Honda White Orchid Pearl touch up paint and it doesn't match the body paint. It looks sort of like white out... I used it on a small paint chip caused by a rock that was kicked up from a car coming the opposite direction.



My Insight was waxed before they handed it over to me.
The white orchid pearl is a three-part paint. There's no way a single touch-up bottle can replicate it, hence, the 3-part system I purchased. I really wish I could remember where I got it. It works great.
 

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The white orchid pearl is a three-part paint. There's no way a single touch-up bottle can replicate it, hence, the 3-part system I purchased. I really wish I could remember where I got it. It works great.
Does "AutomotiveTouchup.com" sound right? This CivicX thread shows pens similar to yours, but the current pens sold on the AutomotiveTouchup site has different outer packaging. The full set is also a little pricy, so I wanted to double check if this was the right one first...?
 

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I bought the Honda White Orchid Pearl touch up paint and it doesn't match the body paint. It looks sort of like white out... I used it on a small paint chip caused by a rock that was kicked up from a car coming the opposite direction.
Was the touch-up paint that you bought like this OEM bottle with paint & brush? I've been eyeing "all-in-one pens" like this one on eBay. They have less volume, but include all touch-up components in one pen for a price that's comparable to the one-tone bottle.
 

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Was the touch-up paint that you bought like this OEM bottle with paint & brush? I've been eyeing "all-in-one pens" like this one on eBay. They have less volume, but include all touch-up components in one pen for a price that's comparable to the one-tone bottle.
Mine is all in one pen as pictured.

I bought mine directly from the local dealership and have attached a picture with part number for you guys.

I would not use this to cover a big spot or somewhere noticeable because it does not match the body paint color. On my white orchid pearl insight, it really does look like using wite out, as I mentioned earlier. I was fine with it because my priority was to cover the exposed metal and it was in a small area near the bottom of the door.


 

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I found my receipt! The PEN-BC is a two-part deal - they sent two pens. Totally worth the cost and matches the three-part orchid white pearl paint perfectly. I likely didn't need the primer, but I bought it anyway in the event I have a deep ding. Depending on your situation, the ground-coat may take a few applications to build up the paint depth to match.
 

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The touch-up paint in this post - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/313-exterior/2148-touch-up-paint-2.html#post11362 - is a great option. The White orchid pearl is a three- part paint (four if you include the primer) - groundcoat, midcoat and clearcoat. Othet Insight colors may not be as complicated, but the company I used for the paint did a wonderful job. I wouldn't hesitate to use them for my other cars.
 

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Hi all, I was washing my car and I found a deep scratch on my fender hiding under all the ash. 😭 i tried waxing it and it but the scratch is way past the layers of coat and paint. I’ll try buying an OEM touch up paint.

My previous experience of applying touch up paint has looked pretty uneven. I was wondering if anyone has some tips or advice to share on applying touch up?
Thanks
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Hi all, I was washing my car and I found a deep scratch on my fender hiding under all the ash. 😭 i tried waxing it and it but the scratch is way past the layers of coat and paint. I’ll try buying an OEM touch up paint.

My previous experience of applying touch up paint has looked pretty uneven. I was wondering if anyone has some tips or advice to share on applying touch up?
Thanks
Added your question to our 'touch up paint' thread.

Some examples are above, and especially for the multi-layer Orchid White paint that you have, the recommendation is to buy a kit with multiple paint pens/layers rather than the 'single layer' OEM touch up paint pen. The area looks small enough that you should be able to conceal it well.
 

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Orchid While Pearl is a three-layer paint. Although getting the color to match is not an issue (if you order the right paint), I found getting the level to even out the paint to be a royal PITA. I have not yet been able to get a repaint to be to the point is was unseen. short of visiting a body shop for proper repair, you may need to live with a "5-10 foot repair" as I am doing. My Insight is now a little over two years old, so I consider them "battle scars."
 
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