Im not a paint expert or anything.
My last 3 new cars Ive allways looked for the "official touch up paint" in the deal.
The salesmen have usually been a bit suprised like "its a new car",you gotta think ahead tho.Ive left bonnet chips alone before and they dont self heal
Not to hijack this post .. but what Im getting is apply the basecoat thin like allways,even thin it a little with water if you need to?, then when it shrinks it should have enough height for the laquer.
I probably shoulnt have bothered with sanding down the water based base coat,it just seemed easy from the instuctions and a good idea.
The lacquer,I dont know if thats water based or not,but before if doing spot repairs a couple of small raised clear blobs never worried me .
nb water based touch up is all renault supply now ,here anyway.. to non trade folk and I have used my local "oh yeh we can make that colour up for touch up pot motor factor guy" before and it ended up bright orange from what was originally light gold a couple of months later,and yep I did shake the bottle, a lot,neighbours probably thought Id contracted a rare disease,