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kAny suggestions or tips on using the KIA touch up paint? I've a couple tiny scratches from road debris that I would like to hide/cover. I want it to appear seamless and unnoticable.
 

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Need a paint pen for scratches and touchup paint brush for chips. Not sure if Kia has the pen but they do have the brush one.
 

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The parts department gave me one that has two ends to it, one for the paint and other for a clear coat. Is it a 'a little dab will do ya' with both ends? A gentle light touch to gradually blend or what?
 

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Need to apply the paint end first and let dry then apply clear coat end and dry. Maybe best to do two paint's then two clear coats with drying time between them. Not sure if that one you got is thin enough for doing scratches. Can buy pens at paint store but you would have to find your model's paint code.
 

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What I usually do with the pen is,

Clean the area
Apply the paint
wait a few second and wipe the excess with a microfiber sponge
and presto, the scratch is gone!

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I got some scratches on my red EX too... thinking of ordering the paint pen and covering them up. Is there any other way to get rid of them?
 

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man i really didn't like using the pen touch up paint. it says to blot gently but when you do it just seems like it would work so much better if u just take it and depending how long the scratch is and go with the flow of the scratched area. instead of blotting your way through the scratch area. why do i say this, is because 2 days after i bought my brand new forte koup some doushebag decided to key my passenger side and my rear bumper. trust me i was furios i just felt like keying every single car in that damn lot but i remained calm and took it to kia and they gaved me the touch up pen paint for free. I used it and i just see where the damn scratch was with excessive paint from using the paint. Im sorry if am not making any sense. But my recommendation is be very very very gently when using that paint or you will end up having excessive paint even after you've aplied the clear coat to match the rest. You will still see where you applied the touch up.
 

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There hard to use.. I got a door ding last week only 2 weeks old I had to have a guy pull the dent thankful he was good at it and only cost me 40 and of course it was a paintless repair.. but I had to use the old paint pen to fill the place were it chiped and you can still see it if you know were to look but do know that for people who don't know where the scartch is.. there not going to see it, you just notice it cause you have the knowledge that its there.. don't fret too much its not a show car...
sorry to hear about your car being abused.. just remember he/she will get Karma repaid times 3 for there actions
 

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For very small chips, I don't use the paint pen, but actually pull out the applicator (the head portion) and use a tooth pick to pick up a small paint and apply. I apply about 2-3 coats as each coat dries. When the paint seems good enough, I then apply the clear coat (2 coats). The first time you apply the clear coat, the painted area looks darker, but when the clear coat dries, the paint tone seems to even out.

At least for me, the paint pen did not allow "gentle" dab. My very first touch up job on the front bumper left a noticeable blob of paint... thus the reason I am using a new method of using a very fine brush or a tooth pick to apply very small bit of paint !
 

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Thats a very good strategy SSpak, i will keep that in mind i just hope no one else decides to sabotage my car. And rainy i know is not a show car or anything lol but i present it like if it was one. It is always stunning people where am at. I am still turning heads over here and the car is already a few months old.
 

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Thats a very good strategy SSpak, i will keep that in mind i just hope no one else decides to sabotage my car. And rainy i know is not a show car or anything lol but i present it like if it was one. It is always stunning people where am at. I am still turning heads over here and the car is already a few months old.
:) I hear ya me 2 I get alot of the same..
I was just saying don't fret about the touch up paint if you don't get it perfect;)
 

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Need to apply the paint end first and let dry then apply clear coat end and dry. Maybe best to do two paint's then two clear coats with drying time between them. Not sure if that one you got is thin enough for doing scratches. Can buy pens at paint store but you would have to find your model's paint code.
I am glad i found this thread. I hope it is still active.


I washed my 3 week old Blue '14 Forte today

1. I saw some chips on the front bumper. I am not surr if most of you are speaking of the metal on car or plastic bumper. I suppose the good part is if I ever want I can get the bumper fixed or replaced easily.

But in this case it is not a scratch but like a chip up in the air ??in a certain angle. And the part up in the air is like grey. Is that what you all are talking about. Which of those ways would I use.

2. An aside, I have a bug in the tail light. I do nothing zero, zip on cars. How cam it be gotten out. Just ask service to take out next oil change?

3. I also have a scratch about 2 inches on rim edge. Friends can't believe I will get it fixed. These are the prices I got and I just want to know if it seems like the going rate
-first company, very professional $109 to fix the rim and $150 to refinish whole rim. Both cases the scratch will not be there and there is lifetime warranty
-New store signs/neon signs/ rims refinished whole rim for $100

I tend to think I should follow my gut. I get a better feeling about the first company even tho I could only afford to do the parrial fix.

Thanks to everyone for their help
 

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hiw to touch up

Need to apply the paint end first and let dry then apply clear coat end and dry. Maybe best to do two paint's then two clear coats with drying time between them. Not sure if that one you got is thin enough for doing scratches. Can buy pens at paint store but you would have to find your model's paint code.
I am glad i found this thread. I hope it is still active.


I washed my 3 week old Blue '14 Forte today

1. I saw some chips on the front bumper. I am not surr if most of you are speaking of the metal on car or plastic bumper. I suppose the good part is if I ever want I can get the bumper fixed or replaced easily.

But in this case it is not a scratch but like a chip up in the air ??in a certain angle. And the part up in the air is like grey. Is that what you all are talking about. Which of those ways would I use.

2. An aside, I have a bug in the tail light. I do nothing zero, zip on cars. How cam it be gotten out. Just ask service to take out next oil change?

3. I also have a scratch about 2 inches on rim edge. Friends can't believe I will get it fixed. These are the prices I got and I just want to know if it seems like the going rate
-first company, very professional $109 to fix the rim and $150 to refinish whole rim. Both cases the scratch will not be there and there is lifetime warranty
-New store signs/neon signs/ rims refinished whole rim for $100

I tend to think I should follow my gut. I get a better feeling about the first company even tho I could only afford to do the parrial fix.

Thanks to everyone for their help
 

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I am glad i found this thread. I hope it is still active.


I washed my 3 week old Blue '14 Forte today

1. I saw some chips on the front bumper. I am not surr if most of you are speaking of the metal on car or plastic bumper. I suppose the good part is if I ever want I can get the bumper fixed or replaced easily.

But in this case it is not a scratch but like a chip up in the air ??in a certain angle. And the part up in the air is like grey. Is that what you all are talking about. Which of those ways would I use.

2. An aside, I have a bug in the tail light. I do nothing zero, zip on cars. How cam it be gotten out. Just ask service to take out next oil change?

3. I also have a scratch about 2 inches on rim edge. Friends can't believe I will get it fixed. These are the prices I got and I just want to know if it seems like the going rate
-first company, very professional $109 to fix the rim and $150 to refinish whole rim. Both cases the scratch will not be there and there is lifetime warranty
-New store signs/neon signs/ rims refinished whole rim for $100

I tend to think I should follow my gut. I get a better feeling about the first company even tho I could only afford to do the parrial fix.

Thanks to everyone for their help
The tail light is easy to remove and then just shake the bug out. I dont know which one its in to tell ya how to remove it though..

The rock chips are very common due to thin paint on new cars..just use the touch up pen as described above..

Dont bother fixing the wheel unless ya really want to keep it. That $100/150 will buy 1 of the 4 new ones if ya go with aftermarket.
 

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I have. Works great. The trick is to read the directions carefully and then follow them. Don't try to put too much on at one time. Several small layers are much better than one big one. You can always add a little more but you will be in trouble if you put too much on at once.
 

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man i really didn't like using the pen touch up paint. it says to blot gently but when you do it just seems like it would work so much better if u just take it and depending how long the scratch is and go with the flow of the scratched area. instead of blotting your way through the scratch area. why do i say this, is because 2 days after i bought my brand new forte koup some doushebag decided to key my passenger side and my rear bumper. trust me i was furios i just felt like keying every single car in that damn lot but i remained calm and took it to kia and they gaved me the touch up pen paint for free. I used it and i just see where the damn scratch was with excessive paint from using the paint. Im sorry if am not making any sense. But my recommendation is be very very very gently when using that paint or you will end up having excessive paint even after you've aplied the clear coat to match the rest. You will still see where you applied the touch up.
KIA paint pens are sufficiently terrible to make me never buy another KIA vehicle..

It is as though KIA didn't give a crap about creating actual paint pens customers could find of value.

As you correctly stated - the flow of paint and clear seal is unmanageable - resulting in significant build up on anything other than a hair line scratch.

You used to be better than this KIA - but then, this could be all part of your new "branding".

Previously proud owner of FOUR KIAs, but not likely ever again
 
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