A couple paint spots on my '97 Cavalier coupe have delaminated, among a number of other minor paint blemishes. I had asked a question last year about possibly getting the paint job fixed professionally, but decided against it on the basis of cost. So now that Summer is coming to an end and temperatures are getting cooler, I’ve decided I’d like to give it a go at fixing the paint myself. Last year I bought a spray can and bottle of touch-up Dupli-color paint of the matching color, Bright White.
I plan to go give the car a manual car wash within the day, or a few days of applying the paint. I know I’ll have to sand around the edges of the delaminated paint, but what grit of sandpaper should be used? What’s the ideal temperature range for touching up the paint? For smaller chipped paint areas, is the touch-up paint going to stick without primer? I’m not at all expecting to do a perfect job fixing up this paint, but I’d prefer to do a decent enough job to keep the blemishes a little harder to notice from a distance.
Any recommended resources or tips to get this right would be much appreciated!