Jaguar Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Jaguar Color and Jaguar Paint Code
Jaguar codes are usually on the drivers door jamb and are usually three digits long. The code is typically 3 letters, but may also include numbers. Some Jaguar color codes may be four digits long and only be made up of numbers. On older Jaguar models, the color code can be ANYWHERE! Under the hood, in the trunk. It's like they had a contest to see where they could hide it.
Jaguar Color Code Location: the image below is what a typical Jaguar color id plate looks like. The color code is located at the bottom.
Jaguar color code format
The color code in the example above is "HGZ" and corresponds to Jaguar Racing Green Pearl. When ordering Jaguar touch up paint from our site, the code you see on the screen may look like "1957/HGZ". Some Jaguars will have the 1957 code but most will only show the HGZ code.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Jaguar, 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 Jaguar paint! This is why your Jaguar color code is so important for ordering the correct paint.
For example, "1957/HGZ" above we call Jaguar Racing Green Pearl. It could also be called Racing Clearcoat, Green Performance Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the good folks over at Jaguar decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Jaguar Paint With Jaguar Touch Up Paint
By following these Jaguar paint repair directions, you can make your Jaguar paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Jaguar spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Jaguar for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Jaguar with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Jaguar paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Jaguar Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Jaguar with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Jaguar.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Jaguar
If you have an unpainted surface on your Jaguar, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Jaguar touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Jaguar paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Jaguar at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Jaguar touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Jaguar paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Jaguar Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Jaguar touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Jaguar touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Jaguar 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 Jaguar paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Jaguar touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Jaguar Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Jaguar touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Jaguar 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 Jaguar Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Jaguar 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 Jaguar. Apply rubbing compound to your Jaguar 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 Jaguar touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Jaguar touch up paint results, let your Jaguar's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Jaguar Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Jaguar Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Jaguar with touch up paint, you need to decide which Jaguar paint repair products to order. Jaguar touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Jaguar paint jobs, while Jaguar spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Jaguar basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Jaguar paint chips to fix.