Honda Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Honda Color and Honda Paint Code
Honda color codes are easily found on the drivers door jamb. The code may contain numbers, letters, and dashes. To order the right Honda touch up paint, many Hondas have a factory code which specifies a unique variation in the color (see example below). The Honda factory code is typically located on the lower right hand corner of your color ID Tag, and is also the 11th digit of your VIN. The image below is an example of what a Honda color ID Tag looks like and where to find the Honda color code and factory code.
Example of Honda Color Code and Factory Code:
In the example above, the factory code is located at the lower right hand side of the tag. You will notice the 11th digit in the VIN is the same. So our factory code is the letter "B". The color code is "NH583M". This Honda color code specifies "Vogue Silver Metallic Clearcoat" which was used on some Civic's, Delsol's, and Preludes between 1996 and 2000. There are several slightly different variations of Vogue Silver Metallic depending on the factory in which your Honda was made. To make sure you get the right color, make sure to specify your factory code when ordering Honda touch up paint from us. This will enable us to match your specific color.
The typical color code format for Honda
which corresponds to:
B3 Vogue Silver Metallic Clearcoat
Same Color Code, Different Name
Honda, 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, NH-583M, above we call Vogue Silver Metallic Clearcoat . It could also be called Silver Clearcoat, Light Silver Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Honda Paint With Honda Touch Up Paint
By following these Honda paint repair directions, you can make your Honda paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Honda spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Honda for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Honda with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Honda paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Honda Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Honda with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Honda.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Honda
If you have an unpainted surface on your Honda, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Honda touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Honda paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Honda at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Honda touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Honda paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Honda Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Honda touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Honda touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Honda 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 Honda paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Honda touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Honda Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Honda touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Honda 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 Honda Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Honda 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 Honda. Apply rubbing compound to your Honda 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 Honda touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Honda touch up paint results, let your Honda's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Honda Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Honda Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Honda with touch up paint, you need to decide which Honda paint repair products to order. Honda touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Honda paint jobs, while Honda spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Honda basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Honda paint chips to fix.