Repair chipped paint on your car and avoid those unsightly spots by following these simple steps. Any number of things can cause the paint on your car to chip, including pings and dings, rock salt, bird droppings and fender-benders. If left unattended, what began as a small area can spread and rust.
Clean the surface to be repaired with a mixture of car detergent and water. Apply with a sponge or soft rag. Rinse off all the soap and let the area dry.
Apply light layers of paint over the clean area. Brush close to and slightly higher than the surrounding paint. Allow paint to dry for several hours before applying another layer and 24 hours for the drying the final coat to dry. Generally, you'll need 3 to 4 coats.
Switch to a 2000 grit sandpaper when the two paints reach the same height. Give the repaired area final sand before buffing with rubbing compound and a soft rag.