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#1 jeebowhite

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:07 PM

I just had a whacky thought and wonder if it would ever work? - Home chip and scratch repair with a model airbrush kit? You can buy the kits on ebay very cheap... like £15 or less for some kits... I wonder if you got a kit like this and somehow obtained the right airbrush paint for your car, if you could respray small damage yourself?

 

Has anyone done this on a budget?

 

an example kit:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...0324#vi-content



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

I can't see why it wouldn't work, provided you prepare the area properly to give it a good key.

 

It shouldn't be any different to what the professionals use.

 

The only thing is don't they bake it on normally?



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:43 PM

not sure, to be honest I would probably use a ford aerosol kit for small touch ups and scar coverings... I just thought it might be a way to get a better finish...

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

The kits look fine and should work , it's all about the prep and the right paint i guess



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:54 PM

I used one to paint a pair of headlights and bumper - worked fine. Did a set of brows on the headlights and a chip repair on the bumper for a mate.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

how did you get the right paint then Dave?



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

I had a paint shop near my dad's work mix it up with all the correct bits and just plonked it in the jar :P

 

If it's of interest, Aldi are getting some professional spraying kits in for £20.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

that sounds alright, but you need a compressor I think



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

You do really, the air spray cans are only decent for the little model one's (although again a compressor is better).



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:58 PM

yeah, to be honest I think for small scratches, a tin of spraint should suffice as it seems getting hold of the right paint online ready to pour and use seems impossible :(



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