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Touchup kits can deal with scratches to your paint

AutomotiveTouchup.com website offers do-it-yourself kits and videos

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Spring has sprung and whether it’s your cherished classic or your daily driver, it’s time to clean out the dust of winter storage or the dirt of cool-to-cold weather driving.

In the process, you may notice a ding here or there. Perhaps it was someone’s shopping cart at the grocery, or a curb that nicked your spoiler, or a scratch from someone who parked too close and wasn’t careful when opening their door.

“Taking your vehicle to a professional body shop for a paint repair can cost more money than you’re willing to spend for small paint issues, so you try to ignore it and continue to drive around with the chip, scrape or scratch,” reports Automotive Touchup.com.

However, “Over time,” the company adds, “that little chip or scratch could lead to an even bigger problem with an even heftier repair cost: rust. What began as an unsightly paint problem now carries the potential to damage the body of the car itself.”

New Orleans-based AutomotiveTouchup.com says it offers “an economical solution for everyday paint issues vehicle owners face,” and says it has quick and easy do-it-yourself products.

The company’s 3-step paint touchup is available for specific year-make-model paint codes and in pens, bottles and spray cans, and in pint, quart or gallon containers.

“Everything you need arrives in one box,” the company says. “Simply apply the AutomotiveTouchup sandable primer, your vehicle’s color touchup paint and the gloss clear coat.”

The company’s news release adds that its database includes more than 60,000 original-equipment paint codes.

Need more details, the company’s website offers a series of how-to videos.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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