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Tuxedo black scratches

So, I guess when the tuxedo black paint gets a scratch or a chip in it, the primer underneath is white, and REALLY stands out.

Have you guys had any luck with the factory touch up paint?

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I have a few small scratches on my hood and on the rear of my cab by driver side rear door.

I'm interested in this as well. I'm worried about the paint not being an exact match.

No one else knows the scratches are there but I do and it bugs me haha

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I bought one of those pen-looking touch up paint bottles from the dealership and I have a few scratches on my truck that I could try it on, but I haven't got around to it yet. I may try it out tomorrow if the weather allows. I'm considering having my whole truck vinyl wrapped gradually over time in order to combat scratches and preserve the factory paint job.
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The factory touchup is fine for small chips, but never used it for big scratches.

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The Tuxedo Black has a clear coat over it. Often the scratch is just in the clear coat which shows white, if you can buff out the scratch in the clear coat, the scratch goes away.

Now a deep scratch will go through all the layers and expose either the metal or the primers layers below. Which are typically just a base black paint.

The paint supplier and the painters I've talked said the Tuxedo black is really easy to match up. As long as you get a good clear coat over it. When I repainted my bed after an accident, I asked the paint supplier if I needed to bring in my fuel tank door so he could match the paint. He just laughed, said the tuxedo black never needs to be matched.

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I have used the motorcraft touch up paint for Tuxedo Black and while it works pretty good, it's a 99% match, you can still tell it's there. I have never had touch up paint on any of my vehicles that was a perfect match. I have heard other's say they found a perfect match touch up paint but I never have!

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Good info. So our dealers should have or could get the touch up paint?

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Good info. So our dealers should have or could get the touch up paint?

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Yessir. It's like $8.00 and has a brush on one end and a pen on the other for fine scratches. On a side note, I use it on my 12ft trailer and it matches up pretty good. It dries pretty hard like so it's pretty good stuff.

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Thanks guys !

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X2 thanks for the info

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