In times where a small scratch occurs on your vehicle, take a moment to think about whether this really calls for a professional paint job to fix it up. Sometimes, doing a quick touch-up yourself is the way to go and luckily, it is much easier than you may think.
First off, you will need to find the right paint colour. Don’t simply trust your eyes when choosing the right colour. Consult your vehicle’s manual for where to find the colour code.
Next, you’ll need to get the right supplies. If the area you are touching up is very small, you may be able to get away with purchasing a paint pen. If the area is larger, you may want a whole spray can. You will also need a primer and top coat, as well as gloves, tape, a respirator mask, and a soft cloth.
And finally, before you get started, make sure your vehicle is in a well-ventilated area!
Now, let’s get started.
- Clean the area well with soap and water. Then pat it completely dry.
- Apply the primer over the area. The instructions should let you know how many times you will need to apply it for the best results. Allow primer to dry completely before heading into step three.
- Apply the first coat of paint evenly over the area. Let it dry for at least ten minutes before applying a second coat. Three or four coats should do the trick. Once finished, allow the paint to dry completely before heading into step four.
- Apply the clear top coat up to three times to get the look you desire. As with the previous steps, let each coat dry before starting the next. Leave the final coat to dry completely for several days before heading into step five.
- Wax and buff your vehicle to achieve the perfect, shiny finish!