NPD Nov 22


Fix Paint Damage Yourself With AutomotiveTouchup

Any time you have damaged paint, the imagination goes wild wondering what a body shop is going to charge to fix it. And, blending paint color? That’s where touch-up gets tricky and dicey at best.

Paint damage can run into hundreds of dollars depending upon how bad the damage is. Some colors are challenging to blend—especially metallic. Of course, there’s always body damage that only a professional body shop should handle and do it properly.

The hood of Ray’s 2017 Mustang GT has picked up minor stone chips that need to be eliminated. Your only real option is to micro-fill these nicks. To work them with sandpaper only makes the problem worse. We’re going to clean these imperfections with Dawn dishwashing liquid to remove any contamination and allow them to dry.

What we’re dealing with here are minor scrapes and scratches you can handle yourself via AutomotiveTouchup. With a longstanding history of mixing its own proprietary formulas for body shops and collision centers, AutomotiveTouchup has become a highly respected provider of specialty automotive aerosol spray paint cans, touch up bottles, pens and other self-help products. You’re going to like what these folks can do for you. What’s more, there’s a professional staff on the other end of the phone, ready to help you.

AutomotiveTouchup’s team coordinates a precision-driven process for the formulation of 60,000 OEM colors from its state-of-the-art facility on the Gulf Coast in New Orleans. We’re talking over 300,000 custom-mixed formulas and pharmaceutical-grade scales calibrated to precise tolerances. AutomotiveTouchup formulates each color by using only the highest quality auto paint from the most credible names in the industry.

Brian begins touch-up with a super fine dab of AutomotiveTouchup primer, then, allows generous dry time. The goal is to fill the nick, then do a finite sanding job with 320-grit paper. Even sanding is discouraged because it only makes the problem larger.
This is a 2-ounce bottle of AutomotiveTouchup in Ford’s Grabber Blue for 2017. Note the fine-hair brush tip that enables a finite nick fill.
A tiny amount of Grabber Blue is dabbed from the lid. We need so little.
Ray’s GT looks terrific and the touch-ups are virtually impossible to see. You can do this type of touch-up, then have a professional detailer rub out the finish to where your touch-up work blends and cannot be seen.

AutomotiveTouchup’s tech support people are standing by, in the event you have a question, and its experienced and knowledgeable staff of professionals take time to answer your questions and to help you get it right. We’re at Full Throttle Kustumz in Fillmore, California, working with Ray McClelland’s 2017 Mustang GT coupe, which has minor nicks and scratches which need to be worked out. Technician Brian Short took the time to show us how you can eliminate tiny scratches and nicks on YOUR Mustang’s surface.

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