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Hi. I am an owner for black Mustang GT 2017. I need to buy touch pen to manage the scratch in the body. What types of touch pen should I buy?
Can I buy one from Amazon? Or Should I go to Ford service centers?


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You ca do this with a touchup pen (Duplicolor is good btw) but, being black, it likely will not come out as good as you would like. I would suggest this....


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I'm assuming that the scratch is below the clear into the color..... this allows you to apply the paint very thin & accurately. May I suggest, stopping by a local auto body paint supply store, purchase a roll of masking tape and apply this to each side of the scratch, then apply the paint, after it dries there should be no ridges (because paint shrinks when it dries)...if there are, then a little wet sanding with 2000 grit sandpaper will work well. If you need clear, although you could apply this and wet sand the same way, I would look at purchasing a spray can of "Blending Clear" (the paint supplier will have this). and you can either have the paint supplier mix your paint up for you or you could purchase duplicolor from slep boys unless the paint is faded, etc.


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Hi. I am a owner for black Mustang GT 2017. I need to buy touch pen to manage the scratch in the body. What type of touch pen sould I buy?
Can I buy one from Amazon? Or Should I go to Ford service centers?
Can you post a photo of the scratch? Will help with the responses. Thanks.
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Thank you for your detail answer. Your reply is very helpful to me.
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Hi. I am a owner for black Mustang GT 2017. I need to buy touch pen to manage the scratch in the body. What type of touch pen sould I buy?
Can I buy one from Amazon? Or Should I go to Ford service centers?
Can you post a photo of the scratch? Will help with the responses. Thanks.
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You ca do this with a touchup pen (Duplicolor is good btw) but, being black, it likely will not come out as good as you would like. I would suggest this....


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm assuming that the scratch is below the clear into the color..... this allows you to apply the paint very thin & accurately. May I suggest, stopping by a local auto body paint supply store, purchase a roll of masking tape and apply this to each side of the scratch, then apply the paint, after it dries there should be no ridges (because paint shrinks when it dries)...if there are, then a little wet sanding with 2000 grit sandpaper will work well. If you need clear, although you could apply this and wet sand the same way, I would look at purchasing a spray can of "Blending Clear" (the paint supplier will have this)…. and you can either have the paint supplier mix your paint up for you or you could purchase duplicolor from slep boys unless the paint is faded, etc.
Thank you for your detailed comments.
Very helpful to me.
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Thanks for the photo. I would follow Beechkid recommendations.
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You will probably have to fill that 2-3 times to get the level correct (because it does shrink...takes about 1-2 weeks to reach final height), but be very patient and it will come out very nice!!!!
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You will probably have to fill that 2-3 times to get the level correct (because it does shrink...takes about 1-2 weeks to reach final height), but be very patient and it will come out very nice!!!!
Second this. It will take time and patience. Do not rush and do not let any frustrations impact your work. Also for blending purposes I will toss in Dr. Color Chip as a great blending option. The OEM paint pens match poorly in my experience.
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