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what type of paint should you use to fix my car scratches?



There are 4 main types of color materials used in today’s modern vehicles. These types of different paint materials make cars look appealing to prospective purchasers. You may see by looking at the paint sample chips below that the paint surface textures all look different.

Priority: Before buying car touch up paint first learn about the paint material type in order to get colour repair satisfaction. It is simple, at least get the correct car paint-type if not anything else. Basic essential fundamentals to successfully repair all types of paint damages including scratches, chips and blemishes and getting a pro-grade finished repair your-self.

The sample labelled two-tone at the very bottom is a formulation that comprises two different colors painted on today’s sedans, wagons, 4WD’s & SUV vehicles. These two-tone vehicles generally are painted using combinations of the 4 different paint type materials listed Below. Note; When a paint type coded colour is selected it may have many variations of the colour due to region of manufacture and also year to year. Also, Be sure to list your month and year in all purchase order order forms. 



what type of paint you should you use to fix your car scratches?



4w4-toyota-dark-cherry - How To Use Metallic Paint - Repair Instructions

Metallic Paint. When viewed in the sun especially you can clearly see the metallic flakes that reflect the color under different light shades changing the appearance of the color; For example in direct sunlight the color may look light and bright but over in the shade it appears darker and deeper in color; A typical example of metallic colors may be silver, gold, red, black & blue. Generally more colors are available in the metallic range paint type than non metallic paint type; To get a perfect paint color match the clear gloss must be applied in uniform as per the OEM repairers products and services guides; Not applying the protective non porous coating will leave the vehicle metal body panels vulnerable to corrosion that will eventually lead to rust holes.  

.Metallic Guide



202-toyota-paint-sample - How To Use Non-Metallic Paint - Repair Instructions

Non Metallic Paint. When viewed in the sun especially you can clearly see there are no metallic flakes that reflect the color under different light shades changing the appearance of the color; For example in direct sunlight the colour may look light & bright but over in the shade it appears almost the same color; These types of paint colors are generally known as flat colors; Rule of thumb; Generally there are a selected amount of non metallic solid colours that are used on vehicles which include red, orange, yellow, green, blue & black etc; These non-metallic solid paint types when applied may appear lighter in color, then as the paint dries it appears darker matching the vehicles original body colour.

Non-Metallic Guide



Special Effect Tri-Coat Paint Using Master Repairers Guide

Tri-Coat Guide



Tinted Clear Metallic Paint Using Master Repairers Guide

Tinted Clear Guide



Two Tone Paint Using Master Repairers Guide

Two Tone Guide

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Automotive Touch-up Paint Types



Color Match Guarantee
Automotive Touchup Paint sends original perfectly matched colour from a global paint company that manufactures the paints of Mercedes-Benz and other classic popular brands. (Axalta Group Of Companies - Standox) the company is Globally renowned. The colour that is sent to you is an exact match to your vehicle original paint and if in an extraordinary situation that we find that it is not the exact match you are covered by our exact match guarantee and our business will replace the colour at our cost or provide a refund. Rest assured that by using the exact match genuine auto color provided, along with the complete scratch removal products supplied in the kit will perform the job of removing and/or camouflaging all scratches, paint chips and blemishes as shown in our comprehensive video tutorial, it is highly recommended to all users of our car touch up products that these How To paint & repair video and text Master tutorials be viewed prior to applying any paint products to ensure the outcome is successful. Always test your products in an inconspicuous area before commencing touch up repairs. For recipients of our Automotive touch-up paint products.
  • The vehicle may have had previous paint repairs and an aftermarket paint colour product was used.
  • Your vehicle has faded paint (this is one of the most common occurrences where the paint is not matched exactly, we guarantee to match to the vehicles original paint colour, as you would be aware, fading of paint is common where vehicles have had sun exposure, matching to each individual vehicle based on how much fading has occurred as you would understand is virtually impossible) however, the team at has continually offered their services should you bring your vehicle into the shop to have the colour-matched to the faded paint colour as a courtesy to yourself.
  • Poor application of the paint products. (this is once again a common occurrence if our online video tutorials are not viewed prior to applying the product) .