Touch Up Bottles

What they are for.  How they are used.

Modern automotive finishes are composed of several layers of coatings.  Those layers are:

A.  E-Coat

An anti-corrosion coating applied electrostatically.

B. Primer

Used to increase adhesion and to smooth irregularities

C. Basecoat

The primary color coat sprayed robotically.

D. Mid-coat

Sometimes used to add effects to the color.

E. Clearcoat

Provides gloss, depth and environmental protection.

Different levels of paint damage.

#1 - Clearcoat damaged

#2 - Clear and basecoat damaged

#3 - All damaged and metal exposed

#1  Repair Clearcoat

  • Run your thumbnail over the damage. 

  • If it doesn't catch on the damage, you can probably buff out the damage.

  • If it catches on the damage:

       -  Clean the area thoroughly with soapy water and dry fully.

       -  Clean the area with wax & grease remover and dry fully.

       -  Dab clear thinly in the area, using multiple coats until it is

          slightly higher than the surrounding paint film.

       -  Allow to dry overnight.

       -  Sand the repair down to the level of the surrounding paint film.

       -  Polish to finish the repair.

#2  Repair Base & Clear

       -  Clean the area thoroughly with soapy water and dry fully.

       -  Clean the area with wax & grease remover and dry fully.

       -  Dab basecoat thinly in the area, using multiple coats until it is

          slightly lower than the surrounding paint film.

       -  Allow to flash 10 minutes between coats.

       -  30 minutes after the last coat, dab clear thinly in the area, using            multiple coats until the repair is slightly higher than the

          surrounding film.

       -  Allow to dry overnight.

       -  Sand the repair down to the level of the surrounding paint film.

       -  Polish to finish the repair.

#3  Fixing All Damage

       -  Carefully sand to remove torn or rough edges in the damaged

          area.   Take care to avoid the undamaged paint.      

       -  Follow the instructions to #2 Repair Base & Clear.

 
 
 

We Recommend using:

Dawn Liquid Soap

gentle and effective at removing water based contaminants.

ProLuck Wax & Grease Remover

economical cleaner for oil based contaminants.

Meguiars K1500

Sanding Block

protects surrounding finish by removing only the high spots.

Meguiars Dual Action Compound

gets finer as you polish to finish with a lustrous shine.

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