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