Product Repair Procedure: The two main types of scratches that occur in non-metallic paint. The first type of scratches are light brushed scratches where only the paint color layer is scratched but not pierced. These types of scratches are light and whitish looking. These usually can be removed with the first two steps in this manual. The other type of scratch are deep & discolored where the either metal or plastic surface is visible and will require the first 2 steps (stage 1) of this user guide followed by primers & color. Also See All Other Car Repair Manuals. Also See What To Order. Also See Search Color Information. Also See What Paint Type Do I Have. Also See Find Paint Color Charts. Also See Touch Up Paint Products. Also See Repair Video Library
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 color is damaged and needs the first 2 steps of this non-metallic repair manual to either completely remove the scratch or camouflage it so it is barley noticeable.
Stage 2) Where primers & color 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.
Apply The Following In Order:
Definition Use: Clean-up is a product solvent solution that does a number of tasks when used within our car touch up paints scratch removal ikits. 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’t 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, swirls and blemishes. If the clean-up does not remove the impact marks use blemish remover or quick cut polish.
Solvent Tips & Tricks: Solvent / 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.
Definition Use: 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 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 impact of a foreign object. Blemish remover will remove and prepare 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 Color Touch Up To Camouflage. Please be aware that Quick-Cut polish kit selection should be used if there is heavy scratching in the paint.
Blemish Remover Tips & Tricks: When light scratching can be seen in non-metallic paint surfaces always try to remove the scratch first with out painting. Using our quick cut or blemish remover will be able to polish out light scratching. Be generous with the cutting cream and be persistent with attempting to remove paint scratching. We recommend with light scratching in the color you use & apply the Blemish Remover or Quick-Cut 2 or 3 times.
Definition Use: This step is not necessary for non metallic paint & not included in non-metallic kits although if you have the clear coat it will make the light scratching less noticeable where the color layer has not been pierced & clear gloss is used instead of the color.
Procedure: Remove clear gloss cap and discharge the initial amount to rubbish by pressing the pen down in an upright position and squeezing the pen body slightly. Apply clear gloss only to the scratched areas.
Where the paint has been completely removed use stage 1 and stage 2 together excluding the clear gloss.
Definition: Stop rust pen is used to treat and stop the progression of rust.
Procedure: Remove metal primer cap and discharge the initial amount to rubbish by pressing the pen down in an upright position and squeezing the pen body slightly. Apply rusted only to the rusted areas. The rusted product will dry to a dark purple/black color & should be dry enough to apply the metal primer. Allow 4 hours in good weather
Stop Rust Tips & Tricks: Remove scaly rust & apply blemish remover before applying stop rust. Do Not Apply Rusted To Good Paint As It Can Only Be Removed With Sanding. Always wear eye glasses and gloves when using this product.
Definition: Metal primer pen 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: Remove metal primer cap and discharge the initial amount to rubbish by pressing the pen down in an upright position and squeezing the pen body slightly. Apply 1 to 2 coats to the bare metal only. Allow to dry for 3 minutes in between coats 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.
Definition:Plastic primer pen 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: Remove plastic primer cap and discharge the initial amount to rubbish by pressing the pen down in an upright position and squeezing the pen body slightly. Apply 1 coat to the bare plastic. Allow to dry for 3 minutes in between coats in good weather.
Plastic Primer Tips & Tricks: Do not use plastic primer on metal surfaces. Always use in a well ventilated area and wear eye protection & gloves.
6) NON METALLIC COLOR PAINT PEN
Definition: Non metallic paint color pen 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: Remove cap and discharge the initial amount to rubbish by pressing the pen down in an upright position and squeezing the pen body slightly. Apply 1 to 2 coats to the damaged area where the color has been completely removed. Allow to dry for 5 minutes in good weather in between coats.
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.
Definition: Top coat waxing polish is designed to protect your vehicles and other items paint work.
Procedure: Apply a generous amount of polishing wax to micro fiber polishing cloth. Using a circular polishing action apply the polish to the entire panel and allow to dry to a haze. Using a second micro fiber cloth remove the applied wax.
Polishing Wax Tips & Tricks: Always wash your vehicle and allow to dry before commencing waxing. Do not polish your vehicles and other items in the sun.
Definition Use: 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 effected 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.