TWO STAGE CAR PAINT REPAIR SYSTEM FOR EXCELLENT RESULTS
Repair Instructions Rectifying Damaged Car Paint On The Body & Bumper
There are two main types of scratches that occur in metallic paint. The first type of scratches are light brushed scratches. These types of scratches are light and whitish looking and only need clear to camouflage. The other type of scratch are deep & discolored where the either metal or plastic surface is visible and will require primers so this type of scratch does not need clear at this point of the repair so go straight to color.
Stage 1: Your car is painted in layers from the factory so when your paint is scratched there are different levels of damage that occur in a single impact. Stage 1) light scratches where only the clear is damaged and needs the first 3 steps of this metallic repair manual to to either completely remove the scratch or camouflage it so it is barley noticeable.
Stage 2: Where primers, color & clears layers that are completely removed and either bare metal or bare plastic is exposed & the appropriate paint layer needs to be applied in the same way the factory formula is sprayed. So Basically fix the light scratches first using stage 1 & then using stage 1 & stage 2 together to repair, remove & camouflage heavier paint chips, scratches & blemishes.
STAGE 1 PAINT SCRATCH REPAIR
1) CLEAN UP
Definition: Clean-up is a product solvent solution that does a number of tasks when used within our car touch up paints scratch removal kits. Remove impact residue (whatever hit your car left its mark or smear behind). Clean up will only remove nitrocellulose or rubber residue along with road grime and other various types of industrial fall out. If the residue is enamel and can not be removed then blemish remover or quick cut polish will be required. Clean-up / solvent is a high grade paint thinner that is used to thin your factory exact match factory paint products & also is used for cleaning brushes, spills & other.
Procedure: Always check in an inconspicuous area first to make sure the part being repaired is not refinished in nitrocellulose paints. Apply a generous amount of clean-up to the work cloth that is included free in the paint kit. Hold the moistened work cloth against the repair area for a short seconds where impact residue is visible. Proceed to massage the whole damaged area cleaning impact reside and other industrial fall out and blemishes. If the clean-up does not remove the impact marks use blemish remover or quick cut polish.
Clean Up Tips & Tricks: Clean Up is the first step in any touch up paint scratch or paint chip repair as it removes most residue transfer and prepares the repair area for next step in repairing scratches & stone chips.
2) CLEAR GLOSS
Definition: Brush Touch Clear is used over metallic paints on cars when manufactured. The shine that is seen a metallic painted car is in fact not the color it is a clear gloss. This clear gloss is used to ideally protect the metallic paint color as well as give the paint an appealing good look. Unfortunately when a scratch happens in metallic paint the clear is the first scratched paint layer, so the clear must be repaired first.
Procedure: Shake clear contents well before use. Remove cap and squeegee brush. Accurately apply 1 coat to light scratches not putting any brush touch clear on good paint.
Clear Gloss Tips & Tricks: Brush Touch Clear gloss can be applied to metallic painted surfaces where the clear has started to peel off in spots. By sealing the peeling paint with brush touch clear you will possibly be able to slow/stop the peeling effect. Trick: As soon as a sign of peeling clear appears seal it with the Brush Touch clear to stop the peeling form travelling.
STAGE 2 PAINT CAR SCRATCH REPAIR
Where the paint has been completely removed use stage 1 and stage 2 together excluding clear gloss in stage 1.
3) METAL PRIMER
Definition: Brush Touch Metal Primer is used to give better paint levels when touching up paint scratches & Chips, also protect and promote adhesion of top coat paint color layers on bare metal on vehicles where a foreign object on impact has removed factory paints.
Procedure: Shake primer contents well until the agitator can be heard bouncing around, remove cap and squeegee brush. Apply the metal primer on only the damaged area where Bare Metal is Showing. Do Not apply metal primer to any other part of the scratch including the light whitish looking scratches. Apply one to two coats directly into the paint chip or Clean cut scratch. Allow 3 minutes drying time in good weather.
Metal Primer Tips & Tricks: Pool the primer to bare metal chips and larger scratches without getting it on the good paint. Apply the primer only where it is missing and bare metal can be seen. Do not use metal primer on plastic parts unless the plastic primer adhesion promoter has been applied first.
4) PLASTIC PRIMER
Definition: Brush Touch Plastic Primer is used to promote adhesion between the plastic surface & applied top coat paints where the paints have been completely scratched by impact of foreign object. Failing to apply the plastic primer before painting will lead to a failed long term touch-up repair.
Procedure: Shake plastic contents well, remove cap and squeegee brush. Apply plastic primer only on the damaged area where bare plastic is showing. Apply one coat only. Allow 3 minutes drying time in good weather between top coat paints.
Plastic Primer Tips & Tricks: Do not use plastic primer on metal surfaces. Always use in a well ventilated area and wear eye protection & gloves.
5) COLOR PAINT
Definition: Brush Touch Metallic Paint color is used to cover deep discolored scratches, chips & paint defects caused by impact of an object where color coats are completely removed and/or left paint transfer that is impervious to solvent & is to thick to remove using cream cutting agents.
Procedure: Shake color contents well. Remove cap and squeegee brush. Check the color is correct. Apply color only to the fully discolored areas of damaged paint where the paint layers including the color coat has been completely removed. Allow 3 minutes drying time in between coats in good weather. If you have impact residue that did not come off in earlier steps, apply one or two coats of color directly on only the discolored area.
Paint Color Tips & Tricks: Always know your paint layers and make sure your not touching up clear scratches with color or the scratch will look just as bad as the original scratch. You can usually tell which layer the scratch is in when using the Solvent or Clean-up solution. As the solvent is applied it will give the area a wet look. While it is wet if the scratch disappears that usually means that your paint scratch is confined to the top coat layer of the paint and Clear Gloss should be used.
6) CLEAR GLOSS
Definition: Brush Touch Clear gloss is used to shine, seal & protect metallic paint color.
Procedure: Shake clear contents well before use. Remove cap and squeegee brush. Apply 1 to 2 coats of clear gloss over the applied paint color performed in the previous step. Do not apply clear to good paint.
7) CLEAN UP
Definition: Clean-up is a paint solvent that cant be used for a number of things when used in our paint products. remover impact residues & marks from car paint, thin paints, clean spillages & clean brushes.
Clean-up Tips & Tricks: Always wear protective clothing, gloves & eye wear and use this product in a well ventilated area. always test this product in an inconspicuous area first to be sure the area to be repaired is not affected by the solvent. (2k acrylic urethane enamel is impervious to this product) in other words this product will not effect your car body's original paint with all current makes & models. Do not use this product on unpainted plastic parts or interiors of your vehicles.
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 cartouchuppaints.com.au 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) .