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“Comprehensive Guide to Non-Metallic Color Touch-Up Paint Bottle Repair”


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Precision and Excellence: A Two-Stage Non-Metallic Car Paint Repair System

Product Repair Procedure: The two main types of scratches that occur in non-metallic paint. The first type of scratches is 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 is deep & discoloured where either a metal or plastic surface is visible and will require the first 2 steps (Stage 1) of this user guide followed by primers & colour. Also, See all other Car Repair Manuals. Also, See What To Order. Also, SeeSearch Color Information. Also, See What Paint Type I Have. Also, SeeFind 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 colour 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 barely noticeable.

Stage 2: Where primers & colour layers 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 and Stage 2 together to repair, remove & camouflage heavier paint chips, scratches & blemishes.


Stage 1 Paint Scratch Repair

Apply The Following In Order:


1) Understanding Solvents: Essential Knowledge for Paint Maintenance

Definition Use: Clean-up is a product solvent solution that does several tasks when used within our car touch-up paint 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 fallout. 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 & others. 

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 the impact residue is visible. Proceed to massage the whole damaged area cleaning impact residue and other industrial fallout, 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 the next step in repairing scratches & stone chips.


2) Banishing Blemishes: Effective Strategies with Blemish Removers

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 on 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 rust corrosion. Polish until a high gloss is reached on and around the scratched paint. Note: If the Impact paint transfer Residue Will Not come Off, Use a Color Touch-Up To Camouflage. Please be aware that the 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 on non-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. Be generous with the cutting cream and be persistent with attempting to remove paint scratching. We recommend with repairing light scratching in the colour you use & apply the Blemish Remover or Quick-Cut 2 or 3 times.


Note: Enhance Shine: Clear Gloss Application for Brilliant Finish

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 colour layer has not been pierced & clear gloss is used instead of the color.

Procedure: Shake clear contents well before use. Remove the cap and squeegee brush. Accurately apply and blend 1 coat to light scratches not putting any brush touch clear on good paint.


 Stage 2 Paint Scratch Repair

Where the paint has been completely removed use Stage 1 and Stage 2 together excluding the clear gloss in Stage 1.


3) Combat Corrosion: Effective Strategies to Stop Rust

Definition Use: Stop rust brush touch is used to treat and stop the progression of rust.

Procedure: Shake Brush Touch stop rust contents well. Remove the cap and squeegee brush. Apply rusted only to the rusted areas. The rusted product will dry to a dark purple/black colour & should be dry enough to apply the metal primer.

Stop Rust Tips & Tricks: Remove Scaly Rust & apply blemish remover before Applying the Rusted Brush touch. Do Not Apply Rusted To Good Paint As It Can Only Be Removed With Sanding. Always wear eyeglasses and gloves when using this product.


4) Foundation of Protection: Metal Primer Application for Long-lasting Results

Definition Use: Brush Touch Metal Primer is used to give better paint levels when touching up paint scratches and chips, also protects and promotes adhesion of topcoat paint colour 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 the 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 of 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.


5) Preparing for Perfection: Plastic Primer Application Techniques

 Definition Use: Plastic Primer Brush Touch is used to promote adhesion between the plastic surface & applied topcoat paints where the paints have been completely scratched by the impact of a 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 the cap, and squeeze the brush. Apply plastic primer only on the damaged area where bare plastic is showing. Apply one coat only. Allow 3 minutes of drying time in good weather between topcoat paints. 

Plastic Primer Tips & Tricks: Do not use plastic primers on metal surfaces. Always use in a well-ventilated area and wear eye protection & gloves.


6) Bringing Color to Life: Techniques for Perfect Paint Color Application

Definition Use: Brush Touch automotive colour product is used to camouflage and blend deep discolored scratches, chips & paint defects caused by the impact of an object where colour coats are completely removed and/or left paint transfer that is impervious to solvent & is too thick to remove using cream cutting agents. If sanding is required then Aerosol spray should be used.

Procedure: Shake colour contents well. Remove the cap and squeegee brush. Check the colour is correct. Apply and blend 1 to 2 coats of colour Brush Touch only to the fully discolored areas of damaged paint where the paint layers including the colour coat have been completely removed. Allow 3 minutes of 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 colour directly on only the discoloured areas.

Paint Color Tips & Tricks: Always know your paint layers and make sure you’re not touching up scratches with the incorrect paint product 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 colour and Clear Gloss should be used. 


7) Brilliant Shine: Polishing Wax Application for a Gleaming Finish

Definition: Topcoat waxing polish is designed to protect your vehicles and other items of paintwork. (Do not apply wax polish in the direct sunlight)

Procedure: Apply a generous amount of polishing wax to microfiber polishing cloth. Using a circular polishing action apply the polish to the entire panel and allow it to dry to a haze. Using a second microfiber cloth remove the applied wax.

Polishing Wax Tips & Tricks: Always wash your vehicle and allow it to dry before commencing waxing. Do not polish your vehicles and other items in the sun. Use our High-Grade Automotive Touch-Up Paint Top Coat Polish to seal, protect, luster, blend, and finish to a high deep gloss finish


8) Solution-Centric Cleaning Method: Restoring Radiance with Effective Clean Up Techniques

Definition Use: Clean-up is a paint solvent that can’t be used for several things when used in our paint products. Remove 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. 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 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.


Empower yourself with mastered techniques for non-metallic paint repair using brush cap bottles and bottle kits, ensuring a flawless finish every time.


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