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Old 06-27-2015, 01:29 AM
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Ive just bought myself an SLK230 and the previous owner has not used the right touch up paint so I was wondering if its possible to remove the touched up spots and reapply the correct one.
 
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:11 AM
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I would just try a little cutting paste .But if it wont come off then try your new paint on the top .Must say this to find a paint to match your car it is very hard i have had 3 types now .Even purchased it from Mercedes Benz and had a tin mixed up but its no good .You will maatch it up if its just base colour ,but if its metalic you wont match it up .As this is what i have said in the begining of my post.
 
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:14 AM
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Hey dreamer I can't put it on top because the previous owner has done a terrible job of touching it up and has put it on to thick but thanks anyway.
 
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:25 AM
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Rawslk next thing then would be some very fine ,like 1200 wet and dry paper.Use plenty of water and just work on the paint you want removed .You want to be careful you can make it worse than it is. Dont you have people to do scratch repairs in your area ? they can do it for you .You wont see the repair after. If it is metalic i would leave it alone.
 
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dremel has some nice polishing attachments that you could use to cut down the paint using a polishing compound then to a swirl free polish. be careful not to apply to much pressure to any high speed attachment
 

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on this rainy day with nothin' better to do. I tried using a kit I got for restoring headlight lenses from 3m on a touched up 1 inch by 1" scrape on my bumper just below the grille. btw, it works really well for the lenses too. I masked the touched up area, plus a smidge extra room around the touched up paint. don't have the masking tape more than a 1/32 inch or 1mm away from the touch up paint. I used the finest sanding disc in the kit, 1000 grit, to then gently sand down the touched up paint til it was flush with the original paint. you can do it by hand, it just takes longer and is usually more forgiving. if there's a low spot use more touch up paint, wait til dry and sand down until flush, then use the ultra fine sanding pad, I think it's 3000 grit. remove masking tape and use a swirl free polish. it didn't completely remove that touched up look, but it's a great improvement. I have the drill attachment kit 39008 and it has a multitude of uses. good investment. finish on the slk bumper seems much harder than the paint on a f150 door. finishes may vary from one brand or purpose.
 

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