Tips to Choose Perfect Scratch Repair / Auto Touchup Paint

Have you experienced a scratch on your vehicle’s surface and are you worried about the removal of that scratch? Well don’t worry about that because there is a solution of this problem and this is known as touch up paint. In the process of scratch repair, the very first step is purchasing the right paint for your car. This step is not as easy as it seems and we will be giving an overview of the different types of paints and their uses and purposes.

There are generally five types of paints namely under coats, single stage, base coat, mid coats and clear coats.

1)      Under coats

These are sometimes referred to as sealers, surfacers, primers or adhesion promoters. Under coats have further four more sub categories which are:

a)      Anti corrosive primers

The main function of anti corrosive primers is to protect the surface from degradation due to the effects of corrosion.

b)      Primer surfacers

Its main purpose is to provide a smooth surface by hiding defects such as small dents, chips and scratches.

c)      Primer sealers

It is used to provide a smooth non porous foundation for color to be applied over. They are usually low in viscosity to ensure smooth application without sanding

d)     Adhesion promoters

It is the type of under coat which is used to ensure adhesion of subsequent layers to a surface.

2)      Single stage

Single stage coats are also known as one stage, mono coat or direct gloss. They are used to achieve the final gloss of the surface without the use of clear coat.

3)      Base coats

This paint is also known as base or base color. These are the type of auto paint which requires the application of clear coating to get the required gloss of the surface.

4)      Mid coats

These are the types of auto paints which create a different and unique color effect by applying a semi transparent color layer over the base coat layer. Using of mid coats is also referred to as three stage coating.

5)      Clear coats

Clear coat is one of the most important types of vehicle paint and it plays the largest role in determining the final appearance and durability of base clear system.

By knowing the types of vehicle paint, you can easily understand which are the paints required in your scratch repair process and you have to chose yourself that whether you are going for a two coat or a three coat paint.

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Automotive Scratch Repair Can Be Simple

Scratch Repair

Anyone who owns a car must have experienced an incident which gave birth to a car scratch. This leads to feeling of having burden on one’s pocket if he is going for a mechanic. But if someone takes the responsibility of fixing the problem himself then he should know certain things. This article gives you the overview of how to fix a scratch.

If you own a car which is included in luxury vehicles then there is a possibility of non availability of car paint. This is because the color and finishing of these cars are very sophisticated and professional and thus cannot be achieved by either manually painting or by paint shop. However if the case is opposite to this then you can easily achieve your desired goal. There are certain steps which if followed properly, will lead you to satisfied results. We will explain each step progressively.

The first step in scratch repair is purchasing the right color for your car. Each car has its own specific color, mentioned on the plate near the driver’s seat. Once you are done with that then go for the necessary equipment you will require during the paint job. Along with paint of car, you should also purchase an undercoat. Undercoat is used for anti corrosion and adhesion promoter. This gives a base for the color of the target paint. One thing which should also be considered is that you should check that whether the paint of car consists of two stage coat or one. If the paint is of two stages then you should buy a base coat along with clear coat. The difference between one and two stage coat is that in single coat paint, there is no need of final gloss and the paint coat itself has a glossy and appearance finishing elements and in two stage coat the color and gloss are two different coats. The finish of both of these coats is different from each other so special attention should be given to this.

The second step includes the application of the color. The first coat should be of undercoat. This makes a base for final color. In case of two stage coat, first coat should be of base coat and the second should be of clear coat. If the body paint is single stage then you only need to apply one stage coat. While applying coating one thing should be taken care of is that the applied coat should not overlap with existing body paint.

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Auto Body Repair with Car Touch up Paint

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If you are having a car then you are also having a lot of probability of getting a scratch on your vehicle. No matter how experienced you are, you are more likely to have a scratch on your car which the passage of time.

Every problem has its solution and this is also a problem which may look a big one at the start but as you get used to it then scratch repair becomes a piece of cake for you. The process of repairing the body of your vehicle has some steps which should be performed in an order.

The very first step in scratch repair of car paint is getting to know the color of the car. Each color has its own number so don’t forget to check the color number of your car written on the plate which is present somewhere near to the driving seat. Along with the color, you should also consider buying auto body paint supplies as this will help you in repairing the scratch on the car.

After purchasing the right color and auto body paint supplies for the repairing of your car, the correct technique of mixing and applying paint should be used. If you are new in this field then try getting some know how on that also before going for the repairing. The basics are that the brush used for the coloring should be of that size which corresponds to the size of scratch, because this gives a uniform look and finish. Try to brush using the tip of the brush and do not try to push the brush too hard on the surface. Try not to paint over the original paint of car and be careful on applying the touch up paint only the surface of scratch. The difference between painting the deep scratch is that the deep scratch repair requires more strokes of brush than the usual one. Before applying the touch up paint, you should confirm that target surface is dust proof. A little sanding of the surface of body makes the previous layers of paint removed and thus gives a uniform look of the paint of car. The paint should be applied in such way that the motion of the stroke of brush is from outward and towards the centre. This gives a smooth finish to the car paint. In the end, after the paint is applied, a little polish or wax should be used to increase the gloss of car.

Know more about clear coat scratch repair.