Dodge Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Dodge Color and Dodge Paint Code
Dodge paint codes can sometimes be a challenge to find. In years past, Dodge
used to place their color ID tags on top of the vehicle's radiator support, making
it a major challenge to locate because of the engine oil and grease that would cover them. Later Dodge models place the color ID tag on the drivers door jamb (where they should be!).
Location of Dodge Paint Code on a Color ID Tag:
The example above (and typical) Dodge color code format is:
PNT : PRV
A Dodge color codes is usually three digits long and made up of numbers and letters. It usually begins with a "P". Before the Dodge paint are the letters "PNT:". These letters are short for "Paint Code." Thus, in the Dodge paint code example above, the color ID Tag reads "PNT:PRV" signifying a color code of "PPK."
Other Dodge Color Code Formats
Another typical Dodge color code format is:
However, only the BS is the Dodge color code. This can also be shown as QBS, PBS, TBS, etc. just to drive everyone crazy. The first letter is the mysterious Dodge "Year Code" which regardless of what the intent was, it just makes for confusing color codes.
BS corresponds to Dodge Deep Water Blue Pearl Clearcoat. Again, the G in the GBS is not part of the Dodge color code. Lately, Dodge has been wising up and just listing the color codes as BS.
Two Tone Dodge Combination
Dodge has many two tone combinations for some cars. Two tones are two different colors on your car. Dodge did not do a great job with two tone color coding and often the secondary color information is just missing so this makes it impossible to know without borrowing a color book from us what colors you actually have.
Same Dodge Color Code, Different Name
Dodge, 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 color code is so important to order the correct paint.
For example, BS above we call Deep Water Blue Pearl Clearcoat. It could also be called Blue Clearcoat, Ocean Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Dodge Paint With Dodge Touch Up Paint
By following these Dodge paint repair directions, you can make your Dodge paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Dodge spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Dodge for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Dodge with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Dodge paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Dodge Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Dodge with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Dodge.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Dodge
If you have an unpainted surface on your Dodge, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Dodge touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Dodge paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Dodge at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Dodge touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Dodge paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Dodge Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Dodge touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Dodge touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Dodge 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 Dodge paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Dodge touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Dodge Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Dodge touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Dodge 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 Dodge Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Dodge 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 Dodge. Apply rubbing compound to your Dodge 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 Dodge touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Dodge touch up paint results, let your Dodge's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Dodge Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Dodge Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Dodge with touch up paint, you need to decide which Dodge paint repair products to order. Dodge touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Dodge paint jobs, while Dodge spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Dodge basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Dodge paint chips to fix.