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After having some fun with my Mazda 3, once I got back home I noticed a paint chip above the front driver wheel (the car only has 2,000 km). It is not big, but big enough to see it if your looking up close.

There is a picture of it below. What should I do? Does the Mazda touch up paint be any good, and how do I use that? Thanks!
 

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That's nothing compared to all the chips I have lol

Nine the less buy some touch up paint and cover it up coz u wouldn't want anything rusting


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The pen is fine, apply the color let it dry then apply the clear coat. It's not hard to use.
Would it leave any sort of residue or anything that would make it look worse than it is now? Sorry, this is the first time it has happened, and its a new car, I don't want to make it any worse that it is...

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Would it leave any marks though? Like you be able to tell it has been patched up?

I will go to the dealership tomorrow to buy touch up paint. Hopefully they will have my color in stock. As for the pen or the other type, I am not sure since I live in Canada...
 

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I have so many chips its not even funny, but I drive it its not a show car.


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I managed to get something like that on my drivers door and used the factory touch up paint to cover it up. My color is black mica too and you cant see where I painted it unless you really look for it. A chip stands out way more than a spot that looks like you hit with a sharpie
 

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Owned many a Mazda over the years. Paint isn't their strong suit. There will be.more chips unless u wraps the whole car in 3m clear bra


Buy a Lexus for good paint. Then again my lotus has shittier paint than my Mazda. My sc and ls had the beat paint of the 46 cars I owned.
 

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U can use a toothpick and just dab. I did that with my black mica and u couldnt tell.
 

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You'll get lots more lol. I've had pretty good luck with Dr. Colorchip. You still notice them up close but from like 3 ft away it's hard to tell.
 

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Do what Jcollazo recommended and use a toothpick. If you use the paint brush that comes with the touch-up paint, you'll end up applying too much paint and it'll look terrible (although you can always clean it off with Goof Off or Goo Gone).

In all seriousness, though, you only freakout for the first few paint chips on your new car. After a while, you just get used to it. It's a car and it's meant to be driven and chips in the paint build character. Like someone else mentioned, the Mazda paint is really thin, so it'll happen a lot more, so just get used to it and be glad it wasn't a rock chip on your windshield (got my first one a few weeks ago).
 
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