no i don't think you need it... the touch up paint is to cover the exposed metal not make it perfect.. i can't figure out how to get touchpaint on chips to look perfect...maybe when i get money redo the whole car a diff. colour ...maybe yellow... barely notice chips and scratches
well guys I would have to say clearcoating touch up paint would be pretty difficult because it would be to small and you have to blend clearcoat so it looks good. as far as painting I use a fine paint brush bought from a art store and I dont brush I just dab the brush into the chip and let it dry then start over untill the chip is flush with the paint.. yes it is time consuming but worth it cause its pretty hard to see the blemish unless your untop of the car
It depends on how good of a job you want to do. If you've got the spare time, I would recommendusing the clear coat. But it also depends on where the scratch or chip is, and how big it is. If it's not a big deal, then just the touch-up paint is fine. Here's a link that shows you how to do the whole thing so it looks like new. I did it and, well, I suck at painting, but it still came out looking alright.