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    I need to get somw more reducer to touch up some stone chips. I noticed that the local Home Depot has paint reducer, but is that the same as the stuff that you might get from a body shop?

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    From what I recall from my days with ACE hardware, there are diffeent reducers for lacquer and for enamel plus there are slow and fast reducers. I'd make sure it's compatible with the paint your're using.
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    For stone chips, you don't need any reducer. You will be applying with a small brush I imagine and you will want the paint to be as thick a viscosity as possible, in order to fill the chips and prevent running. If in doubt and you still wish to thin the paint and there is no label on the can, just take it to any good paint supply house. They will be able to determine the proper cutting agent needed.

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