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Hi,

I received a touch up set from Lexus contain a basecoat and clearcoat. But the guide is 16 small pictures with no text and help and I am not sure how to use it. As I searched others said that the basecoat and clearcoat should be shaken before use whereas on the guide it is banned. Anyone has any experience of using it?

I attached the photo here. I am more confused about the step 7 and 16. In step 7, it wont scratch the car more?

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Step 7 may leave some surface scratches in the clear coat but they will not be so deep, the idea is obviously to remove any excess basecoat.

However by using polish in step 16 you will remove any scratches you created in step 7. 

 

 

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There's a funny (IMHO - though I'm sure it's not meant to be) instructional video on YouTube for using a Toyota paint set but of course it's actually the same thing.

How to use Toyota car touch up paint set and fix scratch in paint

I love how the chap, Peter Finn, goes to quite some pains to [try to] explain those instructions and then show us how to get a "professional" finish but . . . ah, now I don't want to spoil it for you! 

 

 

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On 7/1/2017 at 7:47 AM, Houman said:

Hi,

I received a touch up set from Lexus...

I've been using exactly the same set this week. Yes it does say don't shake but I've shaken it (didn't pay attention) and not shaken it. Makes no difference as far as I can tell.

Step 7 won't scratch it as you're just using a damp foam pad and as Martin points out, in 17 you're just thinning the clearcoat.

Whatever, I don't know why I bothered. I obviously have some sort of selective memory problem and touch ups always look appalling. I will be contacting a professional shortly.

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