Forest-River Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Forest-River Color and Forest-River Paint CodeOften, you can call Forest-River and see if they can tell you where to look for your Forest-River color code. Ask them if they know the PPG or Dupont paint formula number if there is no color code. If you have any paint information, please fill out our contact form with your Forest-River paint information.
Sometimes the Forest-River color code is well hidden! Some vehicles do not have color codes so contact us with as much information as you can. We often can make these Forest-River colors.
How To Repair Damaged Forest-River Paint With Forest-River Touch Up Paint
By following these Forest-River paint repair directions, you can make your Forest-River paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Forest-River spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Forest-River for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Forest-River with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Forest-River paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Forest-River Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Forest-River with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Forest-River.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Forest-River
If you have an unpainted surface on your Forest-River, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Forest-River touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Forest-River paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Forest-River at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Forest-River touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Forest-River paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Forest-River Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Forest-River touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Forest-River touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Forest-River 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 Forest-River paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Forest-River touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Forest-River Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Forest-River touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Forest-River 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 Forest-River Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Forest-River 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 Forest-River. Apply rubbing compound to your Forest-River 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 Forest-River touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Forest-River touch up paint results, let your Forest-River's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Forest-River Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Forest-River Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Forest-River with touch up paint, you need to decide which Forest-River paint repair products to order. Forest-River touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Forest-River paint jobs, while Forest-River spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Forest-River basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Forest-River paint chips to fix.