Precise Automotive Touch Up Tri-Coat Metallic Paint User Instructional Manual
TWO-STAGE CAR PAINT REPAIR SYSTEM FOR ACCURATE & EXCELLENT RESULTS
Product Repair Procedure: Perform the following steps below in order. There are two main types of scratches that occur in Tri-Coat metallic paint. The first type of scratches is light brushed scratches. These types of scratches are light and whitish looking and only need a solvent cleaning solution, fine cutting polishing compound and then clear to camouflage them. The second type of scratches that are deep & discoloured where the primers are still in place on metal & plastic panels and parts & only the colour and clear is completely missing. These types of scratches do not need clear like in stage 1 of your repair after the blemish remover application. For stone chips use the same layering technique as for scratches.
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 either completely remove the scratch or camouflage it so it is barely noticeable.
When both primers on plastic & metal panels or parts are still in place with the colour & clear layers completely removed the appropriate paint layers needs to be applied in the same way the factory formula was sprayed for excellent permanent results. So Basically fix the light scratches first applying stage 1 & then using stage 1 & 2 together to repair, remove & camouflage heavier paint chips, scratches & blemishes.
STAGE 1. PAINT SCRATCH & CHIP REPAIR
How To Use The Car Paint Products.
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 or commonly known as paint transfer (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 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 as already mentioned.
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 second where impact residue is visible. Proceed to massage the whole damaged area cleaning impact residue and another industrial fall out and blemishes. If the clean-up does not remove the impact marks use blemish remover.
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) BLEMISH REMOVER
Definition: Blemish Remover is a very fine Sand Paper in a cream form and is used to polish out light scratches, swirl marks & minor residue in the painted surface.
Procedure: Apply a small amount of blemish remover cutting agent to the polish cloth. Massage the scratch and surrounding area removing minor residue and fine scratches caused by the impact of a foreign object. Blemish remover will remove and prepare the bare metal surface that has been exposed to the weather and has the initial of rust corrosion. Polish until a high gloss is reached on and around scratched paint damaged. Note: If the Impact paint transfer Residue Will Not come Off, Use Colour Touch-up To Camouflage. Please be aware that Quick-Cut polish kit selection should be used if there is heavy scratching & excessive urethane transfer in the paint.
Blemish Remover Tips & Tricks: When light scratching can be seen in metallic paint surfaces always try to remove the scratch first without painting. Using our quick cut or blemish remover will be able to polish out light scratching. Trick: Be generous with the cutting cream and be persistent with attempting to remove paint scratching. We recommend with light scratching in the clear you use & apply the Blemish Remover 2 or 3 times.
3) 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 colour it is a clear gloss. This clear gloss is used to ideally protect the metallic paint colour 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. 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 SCRATCH & CHIP REPAIR
Where the paint has been completely removed use stage 1 and stage 2 together excluding the clear gloss in stage 1.
4) COLOUR SHADE 1
Brush Touch Tri-coat Metallic Paint color is used to cover deep discoloured 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. Shade colour 1 is a non-metallic factory 2k base coat color made from several paint tints. This Shade color has all the covering power when applying color to scratches etc
Clean the damaged area using a wax & Grease remover using two separate cloths. Shake color contents well. Remove cap and squeegee brush. Check the color is correct. Apply 1 to 2 coats of colour only to the fully discoloured areas of damaged paint where the paint layers including the color coat have 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.
Tri-Coat Paint Color Shade 1 Tips & Tricks: Always know your paint layers and make sure you are not touching up clear scratches with colour 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 topcoat layer of the paint and Clear Gloss should be used. as the solvent evaporates the scratches return.
5) SHADE COLOR 2
Brush Touch Tri-Coat Metallic Paint is a colour shade 2 is applied over shade colour 1 to give the pearl effect seen in most makes and models that are Tri-Coat Paint. (most Tri-Coats are satin whites). The Shade 2 paint colour appears as a clear solution with the Xirallic glitter metallic effect particle.
Shake colour contents well. Remove cap and squeegee brush. Check the colour is correct. Apply 1 to 2 coats of Tri-Coat shade colour 2 exactly over the top of previously applied layer shade colour 1. Allow drying 3 minutes in between coats in good weather conditions.
Tri-Coat Metallic Color Shade 2 Tips & Tricks:
Use a pooling method rather than a dry stroke application method when filling in the paint chip or scratches. Do not touch up your paintwork in the direct sunlight.
6) CLEAR GLOSS
Definition: Brush Touch Clear gloss is used to shine, seal & protect metallic paint colour.
Procedure: Shake clear contents well before use. Remove cap and squeegee brush. Apply 1 to 2 coats of clear gloss over the applied paint colour performed in the previous step. Do not apply clear to good paint.
Definition: Clean-up is a paint solvent that can be used for a number of tasks 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 & eyewear and use this product in a well-ventilated area and 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 affect 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.
Master Tri-Coat Shade 5 Bottle Paint Repair Color User Guide Prepared By www.cartouchuppaint.com.au