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Paint touch up recommendations (small chip here and there) and wax?

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#1 OFFLINE   blakespot


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  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-Max Hybrid SEL

Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:52 AM

I just purchased a used 2013 C-Max Hybrid - tuxedo black (with metallic flakes). There are a very few places -- edges of metal such as edge between body of car and rear hatch -- that have chipped off paint. I would like to touch this up, more to keep it from spreading than anything. These are so small that metal flakes being in the touch up paint is unimportant. What is the best process here? It would seem that a dab / brush approach would be the way to go vs a spray as these are very small points. 


Grab some sort of paint from the arts and crafts store, or can someone point to automotive paint that can be applied as such? Thanks.


While I'm asking... We have a 2015 Fusion purchased new that we purchased a sealant layer from the dealer that was applied before we left the lot. The C-Max does not have this, so I would presumably need to wax it (whereas the Fusion I do not). Do the seemingly-higher-end drive through car washes (vs. freebie at a gas station) that claim they can apply wax do anything positive for the car, or is that just nonsense? This is a black car, and the notion of waxing the car and cleaning all of the wax off such a contrasting paint color seems daunting -- but perhaps that's the only way to go. Thanks for suggestions.






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