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Faded Edge Paint Repair Strips

For car scratches?
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I have a couple of nicks and scratches on my car, and a bottle of touch up paint. The problem is that, while the touch up paint is a good match, it goes on thickly and therefore stands out against the original finish on the car.

They should sell touch up strips or pre-measured paint with faded edges so that they blend in. Sold in packs of one, and coming in different sizes for about $5.99 a piece.

If you're confused, picture this; you peel off the backing on the touch-up-strip, place it against the scratch on your car, and press firmly. When you peel it off it leaves behind an even layer of paint, with the edges faded out so that it blends in perfectly with the original finish.

DIYMatt, May 04 2010


       This sounds like a brilliant idea!   

       Really, truly, this sounds like something that could work and make money for someone. Patent it!
MaxwellBuchanan, May 04 2010

       Didn't Holts used to do these, about 30 years ago?
coprocephalous, May 04 2010

       it's little more than a decal isn't it? good idea, but can't one use a small spreader or spatula to flatten the touch up paint?
dentworth, May 04 2010

       the only drawback that I can see is that your scratch might be wider or longer than the strip but the germ of an idea is worth a +
po, May 04 2010

       //it's little more than a decal isn't it?//   

       There's no reason why the "decal" can't be a semi-solid gel, effectively a sort of thick paint. Once applied, the remaining solvent would evaporate, leaving a layer of sound paint. Yes, surface preparation would be very important.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 04 2010


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