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