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Old 05-17-2018, 04:03 PM   #1
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Smile VW Touch Up Paint

Hello all ... just wondering if anybody has purchased touch up paint for their car lately from the dealer. I live in Ottawa, Canada and I have a MK7 White GTI. In the past the dealer sold the touch up paint as a kit with 2 separate containers, one paint and one clear coat. I contacted the dealer and they said they no longer do it separate, they are now mixed together in 1 pen.

Just wondering if anybody has experience/knowledge of this and if the results are the same.

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Old 05-17-2018, 06:58 PM   #2
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I ordered touch-up paint for my Carbon Steel GTI and it was just one pen. I haven't actually used it yet, so TBD as far as results.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:05 PM   #3
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any pic for reference ? cause all I seen on amazon they are 2 separate for paint and clear.
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Old 05-18-2018, 06:45 AM   #4
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I purchased some deep black pearl and clear locally and they’re separate pens- the color pen is either lacking the metallic component or it’s just not able to “flow” from the reservoir due to the design of the pen.

I’ll be purchasing an airbrush and cracking open the pen in hopes that it actually contains the metallic flake- and is just a design flaw.

Anyone else experienced this?

OP I’d be happy to call my dealer if you PM your paint code. Maybe I can help get you hooked up with some remaining “old style” stock of it if VW has changed how they’re doing things.




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Old 05-18-2018, 06:57 AM   #5
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When I got mine they gave me a pure white and a separate clear coat.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:03 AM   #6
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I just purchased the paint chip pen from my VW dealer, earlier this week. It is for a 2018 Tornado red Golf R.

I asked the parts guy if it is a single pen or 2 pens. He said they come in a kit with 2 paint pens. One is the base coat and the other is the clear coat. Even showed me a sample, but a different colour.

I asked if he knew if the paint was water based or acrylic? He did not know, but e-mailed the factory, and called me back 4 days later. The paint is acrylic, which IMO is much better in blending in, and more durable.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:47 PM   #7
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To my dismay my dealer had to special order the pen for my 2015 black Golf and it will take 10 business days to arrive. You'd think they would keep at least a few of all the common colors from the past 3-5 years in stock. I checked every auto parts store in town and they didn't have any compatible black VW paints. Hopefully my chip doesn't go rusty by the time they get it.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:48 AM   #8
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To my dismay my dealer had to special order the pen for my 2015 black Golf and it will take 10 business days to arrive. You'd think they would keep at least a few of all the common colors from the past 3-5 years in stock. I checked every auto parts store in town and they didn't have any compatible black VW paints. Hopefully my chip doesn't go rusty by the time they get it.


Spray wax it in the meantime? Just because there’s no paint yet doesn’t mean you’ve gotta let it sit naked in the elements.


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Old 06-16-2018, 12:55 PM   #9
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Honestly for doing touch up work, the combined paint is SO MUCH easier to use.

I also hate the pens as they tend to clog after a few uses. I prefer to buy my paints from aftermarket. Although it is a separate paint, I mix the base with the clear and apply together if it the chip is small enough. I use a brush like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Label-De...up+brush&psc=1

I usually buy my touch ups from paintscratch.com
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:57 PM   #10
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I've had the local paint guy mix some up, but it was off. Recently bought some online, hoping for better results. Automotivetouchup.com, good reviews.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:03 PM   #11
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I ordered touch-up paint for my 2018 Dark Iron Blue Metallic GTI a couple months ago. It took a month to get to the dealer but it came in two pens, the color and a clear.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:55 PM   #12
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I bought a VW touch up pen for my last white Golf. TBH it sucked. Hopefully they've improved. It either gave you no paint or way too much.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:01 PM   #13
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I bought a VW touch up pen for my last white Golf. TBH it sucked. Hopefully they've improved. It either gave you no paint or way too much.
I think the trick is to disperse the paint you need into a small container of some kind then use your own method of applying it like a plastic toothpick or those really tiny brushes another poster linked to.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:29 AM   #14
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I've used DR Color Chip on 4 cars now and plan to use it on my Lapiz R. Just got a small bottle delivered and the color looks good to me. I'm very happy with this product.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:31 AM   #15
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I think the trick is to disperse the paint you need into a small container of some kind then use your own method of applying it like a plastic toothpick or those really tiny brushes another poster linked to.
I used a toothpick worked pretty good.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:44 PM   #16
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I used a toothpick worked pretty good.
Just picked up the clearcoat pen from the dealer. He says they come in a kit of the colour pen and the clear pen. (But of course, he didn't have Dk Iron Met Blue). And that colour has been on order for over 2 months. But when I had the spoiler painted/installed...I asked the shop for a small container of touch up paint...until the VW pen arrives. The paint from the shop is bang on...and my dealer has countless CLEAR pens...(of course). My question is...how long do I wait after I applied the paint do I apply the clear? In the past, VW has told me 24-48 hours then apply. Anything diff since that answer...or....?
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:12 AM   #17
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Just picked up the clearcoat pen from the dealer. He says they come in a kit of the colour pen and the clear pen. (But of course, he didn't have Dk Iron Met Blue). And that colour has been on order for over 2 months. But when I had the spoiler painted/installed...I asked the shop for a small container of touch up paint...until the VW pen arrives. The paint from the shop is bang on...and my dealer has countless CLEAR pens...(of course). My question is...how long do I wait after I applied the paint do I apply the clear? In the past, VW has told me 24-48 hours then apply. Anything diff since that answer...or....?
That sounds about right. The thing I always wonder is if it rains on your car before you get to apply the clear coat will it alter the final look? The paint and clear coat combined are what create the perfect match from what I've been told.
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