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touch up paint.

ineed magnesium metalic touch up paint. i have a 04 civic ex coupe. where a good place to get this .. i also wanted some opinions... i was thinking about changing to nighthawk black. yes or no?
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where are you from? If you're planning on painting the car then dont waste your time with the touch up.
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no dont go to nhbp if you are using touch up paint on silver. every little scratch and imperfections, such as touch up paint, will show terribly on black. i have it, and i like the looks, but i wouldnt buy another black one but thats me
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how much

well how much should i pay for a complete paint job? what is an ideal price..
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ok so if i stay wit mag metalic where is a good place for touch up paint?
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umm i am trying to think of a good place, but i know not to go to like an autozone, advance auto, or whatever kinda store you have around you and buy that little bottle called scatch and fix or something. my friend touched up his black 6thgen and it as terrible.
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i have megnesium metalic..
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yah i know, so it might not be AS noticeable but i wouldnt use it. how bad is the scratch or whast ever you are trying to fix??
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it is noticable.. not hella deep about 2 inchs long. should i just get the dealership touch
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i didnt know the dealership sold that, if they do then yah go with that
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i need some touch ups on mine. how much would that run? i thought you could buy something from honda and do it yourself.
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i just called.. around 6 bucks
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yah go ahead and buy that. that paint from autozone is like 4 bucks
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Yeah honda has the touch up paint in a small bottle that has like a nail polish applicator. If you go to www.handaaccessories.com then you can also get paint pens in OEM colors which work well for filling scratches too. When touching up the paint remember a few things. 1: It will never ever ever look as good as a the original or a repaint, 2: Clean and dry the scratch completely, this includes removing wax using a clay bar, otherwise the paint wont stick very well. and 3: Do very thin coats and let the paint dry inbetween so that it properly cures and you run less risk of overfilling the scratch and having it stand out even more, never just put a glob of paint on there.
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