Application is Right For Me?
Small nicks and scratches:
||The 1/2oz. touch-up pens
are the easiest and best way to repair small nicks and scratches.
If you have a stone chip, small nick, or fairly small scratch,
the pen is what you need. It has a "chiseled nib" style tip
that allows you to apply a very small amount or cover a larger
area. The tip resembles a "magic marker" in both size and shape
and is extremely easy to use. The shelf-life on the pen is excellent
at 7-10 years.
Slightly larger damaged areas:
||The 2 oz. touch-up bottles
will repair slightly larger damaged areas. It is the traditional
brush in the cap style applicator. It is best for larger scratches,
as it will not achieve a very "fine" line. The shelf-life on
the bottle is 1-2 years.
||The 11oz. aerosol cans
are great for do-it-yourself. You can repair a part or
color-match a part at a reasonable price and achieve outstanding
results. You can paint anything that can be painted professionally
with an aerosol can. You can achieve near professional quality
results by carefully following the instructions and having patience.
||Professional Sizes (1/2 pint, pint, quart):
Professional sizes are made to be applied by a trained professional. You can achieve the best results with these applications. When applied properly, these applications meet or exceed all O.E.M. standards.
| How to Determine the Proper Clearcoat?
|All applications require clearcoat; whether
it`s a touch-up pen, an aerosol, or a quart, it needs to be
For all professional sizes (quarts, pints, 1/2 pints) the clearcoat is a high-solids, catalyzed, urethane clear. It is fuel and chemical resistant and it meets or exceeds all O.E.M. standards. This is the best choice for any application that needs to be professionally refinished.
For aerosol clearcoat we have two choices.
The first is the standard UCA-150 clear. This product will
achieve a nice gloss and decent durability at an affordable
price. It is perfect for helmets, small bodywork pieces and
any other application where the paint will not be subjected
to any chemicals. The UCA-150 will not stand up well to gasoline
or other chemicals.
If you need a more durable, chemical resistant finish from an aerosol can, you will need our KK7 kit. This kit comprises of a catalyzed clear and the hardener. The kit includes a special aerosol can that allows you to mix the clear and catalyst together, yet spray it through the aerosol can; therefore eliminating the need for a conventional spray gun.
The touch-ups (pen or bottle) also require
a clearcoat. We have the appropriate clear in either size.
Your touch-up job is not finished properly if you do not use
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How Do I Guarantee My Paint Will Be Correct?
|A spray out!!!
A spray out can save everyone a lot of time,
money and frustration. It takes five minutes, but can save hours.
Also, make sure to shake your paint very well
before applying it. Some colors, especially silvers and other
heavy metallic colors, can take quite some time to be thoroughly
mixed. So please make sure the paint is shaken very well….it
can make a world of difference.
Here�s how to do it:
A spray out is the very most important thing you can do before painting your vehicle. It helps determine how much paint you need, how to apply the paint, and gives you a feel for using the paint. You cannot expect good results without first doing a spray out.
A spray out is simply testing the color before you apply it to the actual repair job. If you are using a touch-up pen, just test the color on a piece of scrap you may have lying around. If the color takes a base color, test the entire application. Make sure you feel comfortable before attempting the actual repair by practicing the entire application.
If you are using any method of spraying the color, test the
color on a spray out card or on anything that you can accurately
see the color. A piece of scrap metal is perfect for this if
you do not have access to a spray-out card. Remember, you have
to apply the clear too. It won't look the same without it.
If you are sending your parts and paint to a body shop, make
sure they are willing to do a spray out. Any body shop worth
its weight will automatically perform a spray out, but make
sure they do it. Also, bring them a part of the vehicle with
you so that they can obtain a proper match when the do the spraying.
A body shop cannot be expected to match a color when they do
not know what it looks like.
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