Thanks again yamabob.Maybe I should just ship my car also to you so you can take care of the problem.LOl LolGet a bucket of warm water and place paper in it for a bit to help soften it up Add a little dish soap-this will help lubricate and prevent paper from loading too fast. You want to start with the a 1000 grit and work to 1500 and finish with 2000.
Keep area rinsed. You will notice white (that is the clearcoat). Area will be dull,but you should not see and sand lines. If you do,you'll need to sand with the 2000 a little more.
After that rinse area and use a mild polishing compound. This will bring the gloss back. If you are using a machine you may put some fine swirls in.In that case use a swirl mark remover. If you do this by hand,you may need to polish it twice. Top of with a glaze. It's not good to wax the paint if it's a fresh touch up. Same goes for sealants.
Pain in the ass your not yamabob....I just appreciate all the help.Wish I can post a pic but my son has the camera & doesnt live with me.It is a few scratches in the paint and as you know I have a BB car & they stand out so I touched them up but it doesnt blend into the paint right now.When you look at the car in the sun you could tell the diffrence in paint.I tried this once before & it did come out pretty good but it was a small scratch.Is the paint you got(If I can remember correctly or not ) from the dealer. Is it a single stage paint not needing a top coat. That seems unlucky as our cars are a 2 stage(bc/cc). If you need to clear it still,AMke sure the area is very clean and again at a good temp(70 is a base line) if you cant get that I wouldn't top coat.
If it's a little scratch line,you might want to leave it be. I'm going to be a pain in the ass,but the more you tell/show,the better I can help you achieve a nice finish.
Can you get me a pic??
Your %100 right on with this comment.What do you mean by rubbing the touch up along its length to flatten......do this after wet sanding..sorry for the question just want to do it right the first time.It sounds like the paint is in a stick and now that you touched it up,It has left a high ridge (kinda like you put nail polish on the paint). If this is the case,do what I said first.But rub the touch up along it's length to flatten it.
:smileup:Thanks, now I understand.I will let you know the outcome.:beerchug:Gently sand over the touched up area. A scratch is for arguments sake 5" long but only 1/64ths inch wide. Sand along the 5" length. Fold that paper to try and only get the high area till you can get it as close as possible to level with the existing paint. I hope I'm explaining it well enough for you. Sometimes when you done something a thousand times,you forget to give little details that you just do. I'm here for the long haul,so please don't hesitate to ask!