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I checked out the paint that I got for free when I picked up the Rav4.
The stuff is almost useless. It's so thin with no body to it whatsoever.
And that's after shaking it and shaking it! Makes no difference.
Not like any other touch-up piant I've ever used in the past.
If you dab it on a vertical surface, the pigment actually settles
toward the bottom of the "dab" and the rest is just clear lacquer.
Hope I never have to use it!
 

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My dealer didn't include touch-up paint with my purchase but I do need to buy some (yup-already need it :( ). I seen some come in a pen but will probably stick with the brush-type applicator.

I've used primer in the past to help the paint adhere. Seems to work better than just paint alone.
 
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What you probably got was actual "base coat" (that is also what I was given)

Base coat is meant to be applied with a paint gun (air) and is meant to be put on in many very thin coats by a professional painter.

The only way to put this type of paint on a chip or scratch is in VERY light coats with 10 min drying time between each coat. I suspect 4 coats should do it.

I think the "touch up" paint that we have (base coat) is pretty useless in all reality. but better than nothing.

Good luck with that. :wink:
 
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Frank,
Yeah, mine's Red also. When you pull the appicator brush out of
the bottle, you can see the black bristles right through the paint.
On my Ford touch-up paints, this wasn't the case. On those you
could also see the little metallic "bits" suspended in the paint.
Not in the Toyota paint. I suppose it could be used on a flat
surface, but it's so thin that it won't stay put on any sort of incline.
Is yours' similar in consistancy?
 
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