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    My vehicle has been touched up by a previous owner - very small stone chips touched up with one of those touch up pens. The colour match is good but the paint has been applied quite thick so there is a visible 'blob'
    Can anyone suggest how I can smooth these down without rubbing down the whole panel and without damaging the surrounding paintwork ?

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    Either 1500 or 2000 wet and dry on the end of the blob to flattening it and then some compound to shine things up abit.

    What colour is your tank?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    What colour is your tank?
    Sorry that had me in stitches for some reason...

    But yes as mentioned be very careful with some 2000g sandpaper (use wrapped onto the end of a pencil if the touch up is really small, try to avoid touching the good paintwork, and when its nice and flat, a heavy compound followed by a finishing compound should make it all shiney

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    Also, in your other thread, (the detailing one) you didn't mention whether you had a machine polisher or not? It would make life much easier, and i'd imagine with an X5, you'd be there for about a week doing it by hand before you got the same result as a machine in a few hours....

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    to answer both

    "the tank" (I quite like that) is detailed on the log book simply as 'grey' but it is a metallic grey
    and no I dont have a machine polisher but I sure will be getting one !
     
     

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