Applying touch up paint is easy, but as with any DIY there are certain Do's and Don'ts than can change the outcome for better or worse. Here are a few Do's and Don'ts for applying your touch up. Please refer to our instructions page for more information.
- Apply paint in thin light coats (less is more). Too much paint will draw attention to the area.
- Test the color BEFORE applying it to the vehicle (test card included with every order).
- Shake well! Paint can settle during transport (some colors more than others), so It's important to shake it. 15-30 seconds is more than enough time.
- Keep the paint within the damaged area! This goes back to the "less is more" theory. Too much paint will draw attention to the area. No need to paint over good paint.
- Use body filer for deep scratches. Paint is NOT meant to be a filler, in fact, it's meant to go on thin. You may wan't to purchase some body filler for the deeper touch ups.
- Proceed to painting with out testing the color first! Always test the color prior to painting.
- Guess your color. This doesn't usually work out well. Let's avoid ship product back and forth across the country. Plus, the color code is usually very easy to find and it will guarantee you're getting the right thing.
- Skip steps.They are there for a reason. If you find yourself stuck or confused, please reach out to our support staff - we are happy to help!
- Continue if the color or just your touch up in general doesn't look right. Contact us at the first sign of an issue. We can walk you through the process and get the answers you're looking for.
- Definitely don't panic! Keep in mind paint will not ruin your car, bike, motorcycle, boat etc. Touch up paint can be removed or painted over if needed.
Hopefully some of these tips helped! If you are feeling stuck and cannot find the answers you need in our help desk, please feel free to contact our customer support by clicking the link at the top of the page.