Acura Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Acura Color and Acura Paint Code
Acura paint codes are easy to find as they are usually on the color tag on the driver or passenger door jamb. Many Acuras have a factory code which makes a difference in the color (see below). The following two images are examples of where to find your Acura paint code:
Example 1 - Acura Color Code and Factory Code:
The illustration above is what a typical Acura color ID Tag looks like. In this example, the color code is "NH583M" and the factory code is "B". This color code corresponds to "Vogue Silver Metallic Clearcoat" which is a color used on Integra's and EL's from 1995-2000. Not all Vogue Silver Metallics are identical, so when you order Acura touch up paint from us, it is important to specify your factory code so we can match your specific color.
Example 2 - Acura Paint Code on Driver or Passenger Door Jamb:
In the image above, the color code is "B-89P". On our website, it would be listed as "B-89P-A" since the factory code is "A".
The typical Acura color code format is:
This code corresponds to Vogue Silver Metallic Clearcoat
Same Color Code, Different Name
Acura, like all manufacturers, uses the exact same color across many models and then will have a different color name for each model. It's the same paint! This is why the Acura color code is so important to order the correct Acura paint.
For example, the Acura paint code NH-583M above is for Vogue Silver Metallic Clearcoat. It could also be called Silver Clearcoat, Light Silver Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
Acura Factory Codes
If your Acura has a factory code, it is located in the lower right corner of the color tag. Take a look at the first Acura paint code example image above. We would list that code as "B-89P" on our website. However, since there is also a factory code "A" on the lower right side of the color tag, you would select "A" when ordering. You must enter your Acura factory code if it is present since leaving it out when you order will result in the wrong paint being sent. If you do not see a factory code on your Acura color tag, use the eleventh digit of your VIN when ordering.
Many Acura vehicles do not have a factory code. Again, enter the 11th digit of your VIN when ordering Acura touch up paint so we can properly formulate your paint. If you have an Acura factory code and it does not match the 11th digit of your VIN, use the factory code on your color tag.
On some Acura color tags the factory designation is part of the color code. For example, if your Acura paint code reads B-89P-3, then the -3 is your factory code and MUST be entered in the factory code box on the order form.
How To Repair Damaged Acura Paint With Acura Touch Up Paint
By following these Acura paint repair directions, you can make your Acura paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Acura spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Acura for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Acura with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Acura paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Acura Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Acura with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Acura.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Acura
If you have an unpainted surface on your Acura, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Acura touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Acura paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Acura at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Acura touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Acura paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Acura Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Acura touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Acura touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Acura paint dry for ten to twenty minutes between coats. After the final coat, let the paint dry thoroughly before applying a clearcoat layer. Usually if you let the Acura paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Acura touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Acura Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Acura touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Acura paint, drying for ten to twenty minutes between each coat. Let the clearcoat dry overnight, or longer if temperatures are less than 70 degrees F.
6. Use Rubbing Compound to Make Your Acura Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Acura touch up paint repair become smooth and shiny like the original paint. Let the clearcoat dry for at least three days, then use rubbing compound on your Acura. Apply rubbing compound to your Acura paint with a clean, soft cloth like an old tee shirt, but not wood products like paper towels. Place a small quantity of rubbing compound on the area where you applied Acura touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Acura touch up paint results, let your Acura's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Acura Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Acura Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Acura with touch up paint, you need to decide which Acura paint repair products to order. Acura touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Acura paint jobs, while Acura spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Acura basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Acura paint chips to fix.