The Touch Up Pen is the ideal applicator for a lot of common touch up needs, more specifically stone chip like scratches. As with any of our products, there are certain tricks that help ensure good results. Here are the best ones:
One common mistake we see is depressing the applicator on the surface being painted. This is not a good idea for several reasons.
- Each color will have varying degrees of thickness. This means the paint could flow out faster than expected creating a messy situation.
- The pressure needed to engage the tip is more than you'd want to apply to your previous coat.
- It's nearly impossible to control the flow of the paint this way. You'll either have too much or too little.
There's an easy solution to this. We recommend (we insist) that you always use the test card as a surface to engage the touch up pen tip. When doing this allow for extra paint to flow out pooling up on test card. This will give you the freedom to dip back into this small amount of paint after each coat.
Dab the paint - - - - Don't draw. It really can't be said enough. The pen has a chiseled nib applicator that is firm to the touch and it can remove a previously applied coat if not used correctly.
2. Wash with water and soap. Allow the surface to air dry - we do not want residue from a towel or cloth or the wax and grease remover handy wipe
3. 2-3 light coats of primer, waiting 10-15 minutes in between coats
4. 3-4 light coats of base, waiting 10-15 minutes in between coats
If you have a Tricoat you will apply 2-3 coats of the mid, waiting 10-15 minutes in between after the base coat has dried to the surface
5. 2-4 light coats of clear, waiting 10-15 minutes in between coats
6. Allow to air dry, you may polish or buff 24- 72 hours after the paint has cured