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Automotive Touch Up Paint

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How To Touch Up Paint

How to Apply ½ oz touch up and 2 oz bottle paint

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step 1

Wash surface to be repaired with soap and water. Rinse thoroughly. Clean surface with Wax & Grease Remover.

step 2

Wipe off with a soft, absorbent cloth with Crystal Premium Tack Cloth If necessary, lightly sand area to be repaired using 800-1000 grit sandpaper.

step 3

Apply color coat. If surface underneath the paint is visible, apply primer first, and then color.

step 4

Apply Clearcoat.

step 5

Wait for 5+ days, and wetsand with 1200-1500 grit W/D sandpaper or polish with polishing compound.

Required Supplies

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Special Precautions

Always test color with a test panel before painting.

Do not sand between colorcoats or before clearcoat.

Dabbing the paint on instead of rubbing or brushing it on will minimize brush strokes.

Touch-Up Pens: Depress tip to start paint flowing. Do not hold tip in for extended period of time. Just get some paint on the tip and proceed with touch-up. Do not depress tip while performing actual touch-up procedure; paint can run quickly out of the pen causing damage to the vehicle.

Wetsanding, polishing, waxing, and buffing can be performed 5 days after paintjob has been completed.

If paint looks dull or hazy after final clearcoat, there is a slight amount of moisture causing the dullness. After clearcoat is thoroughly dry (5+ days), polishing or buffing compound will restore the gloss.

Read instructions completely before painting; if you have any questions call us before painting!!


How to Apply Aerosol Can Paint

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step 1

Area To Be Repaired

step 2

Spray Out

Check your color with a spray-out. If color looks correct, proceed to next step. If the color is incorrect, stop and contact us.

step 3

Masking

Masking off area to be repaired, mask very thoroughly to avoided unwanted over spray damage.

step 4

Pref Surface

Prep surface with A-4638 Wax & Grease Remover. If any area of masking is wet, re-mask the area.

step 5

Sanding

Sand repair area with 600 Grit Sandpaper. Make the area as smooth as possible. Also be sure all gloss has been removed from any areas that will be painted.

step 6

Primer

Apply Primer by following instructions on the can. Lightly sand any blemishes or dirt in the area that is being primered. if you sand through the Primer to the surface underneath, reapply primer.

step 7

Re-Mask

Tip: Loosely fold the Masking Tape along side the length of the tape without making a crease. Place the masking tape with the folded side facing toward the area to be painted.

You can also cut out a circle out of a cardboard and hold it a few inches away from the surface to be painted. Spray the paint over where you cut out the cardboard and the paint will be applied without sharp edge.This will allow you to paint the area without making a sharp line.

step 8

Apply Color

Apply Color by following the instructions on the can. Apply color in light, even coats. It usually takes 2-3 coats to cover the area. It is very important to follow the instructions on the can.

step 9

Appy Clear

After 30-60 minutes Apply Clearcoat. Follow all instructions on the clear can.

step 10

Completed

After 5 days, you can use a Wax or Compound on the repaired area. For any products used, follow all instructions of the manufacturer.

Required Supplies

Special Precautions

Always test color with a test panel before painting.

Do not sand between colorcoats or before clearcoat.

Dabbing the paint on instead of rubbing or brushing it on will minimize brush strokes.

Touch-Up Pens: Depress tip to start paint flowing. Do not hold tip in for extended period of time. Just get some paint on the tip and proceed with touch-up. Do not depress tip while performing actual touch-up procedure; paint can run quickly out of the pen causing damage to the vehicle.

Wetsanding, polishing, waxing, and buffing can be performed 5 days after paintjob has been completed.

If paint looks dull or hazy after final clearcoat, there is a slight amount of moisture causing the dullness. After clearcoat is thoroughly dry (5+ days), polishing or buffing compound will restore the gloss.

Read instructions completely before painting; if you have any questions call us before painting!!

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WARNING

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This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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