Austin Touch Up Paint
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How To Repair Damaged Austin Paint With Austin Touch Up Paint
By following these Austin paint repair directions, you can make your Austin paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Austin spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Austin for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Austin with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Austin paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Austin Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Austin with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Austin.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Austin
If you have an unpainted surface on your Austin, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Austin touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Austin paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Austin at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Austin touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Austin paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Austin Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Austin touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Austin touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Austin 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 Austin paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Austin touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Austin Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Austin touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Austin 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 Austin Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Austin 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 Austin. Apply rubbing compound to your Austin 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 Austin touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Austin touch up paint results, let your Austin's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Austin Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Austin Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Austin with touch up paint, you need to decide which Austin paint repair products to order. Austin touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Austin paint jobs, while Austin spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Austin basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Austin paint chips to fix.