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It does work but with terms and conditions
If you apply the touchup with the pen itself, it leaves uneven paint and a wide patch. This is because the shape of the tip is rounded rather than flat like a marker. Also, the paint itself has suspended silver particles, so it applies darker than the base colour. So i found a zero size brush works better to apply the paint
Next you must let the paint cure for a day or two. On the bumper I applied and then sanded after two days but on the door I did so within a couple of hours, so I didnt get the same effect
Thirdly, once the paint has cured, you rub it with the provided clay bar. The painted patch then goes whiter than the surrounding colour. Most would stop at this point and throw away the product. But you must persist. Apply the provided rubbing compound over the surface. I had the Coido polishing machine, so I used that with the foam pad only. While applying, the pad must rotate parallel to the direction you applied paint. I used the tip of the pad to gauge the relative motion direction.
Thats it. The grazing on the bumper went away. Atleast to the point that you cant see the scratch unless you look at an angle. On the door etc, the scratches were deeper and I didnt give curing time, so I didnt have the same finish. However, the scratches are already lightened bit. I will apply another touchup and then do the needful after sufficient curing time and that should do the job. Just to remember not to go too hard with the rubbing compound or it will lighten paint in the surrounding areas. Also, my car will now need a wax application in these areas but I will do this later because (surprisingly) its drizzling now