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Touch up paint techniques?

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I have a tiny nick that I need to touch up. It's very tiny actually, but in my mind its a crater.
I want to touch it up correctly. What is a good technique? I don't want to use too much paint. I don't want a paint nubble left over, etc.
I want it to be smooth if possible.

One person suggested using a toothpick or something.

Can someone recommend a good technique?

Have you ever tried Dr. Color Chip? I've used their touch-up paint before and it was an exact match and the process works very well to prevent blobbing and other errors. I was very hesitant to try it, since it's smeared on and then wiped off, but it works perfectly.


That's interesting. I'll study it some more. Thanks!
I'm going to try this procedure for a scratch I have in the left rear quarter

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