Lexus Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Lexus Color and Lexus Paint Code
Lexus is manufactured by Toyota and shares many of the same color codes. Lexus made is pretty easy to find the color code. On all models, there is an color ID plate on the drivers door jamb. When you locate it, it will have the letters C/TR and then the paint code follows. You can match this color code up with what you find on our site.
Example of where to find a Lexus color code
The image below is an example of what a Lexus color ID tag looks like, and shows where to find the color code.
In this example, we see "C/TR 3P1 FA09". So the color code is 3P1 and the FA09 has nothing to do with the color code. These additional codes can cause confusion but they are really just interior option codes.
Lexus, 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, 3P1 above we call Impulse Red Metallic Clearcoat. It could also be called Red Metallic Clearcoat, Wine Metallic Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it. You can also find your color code by calling your dealer with your VIN. They can bring up the exact vehicle you bought and tell you the color code.
How To Repair Damaged Lexus Paint With Lexus Touch Up Paint
By following these Lexus paint repair directions, you can make your Lexus paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Lexus spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Lexus for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Lexus with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Lexus paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Lexus Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Lexus with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Lexus.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Lexus
If you have an unpainted surface on your Lexus, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Lexus touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Lexus paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Lexus at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Lexus touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Lexus paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Lexus Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Lexus touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Lexus touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Lexus 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 Lexus paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Lexus touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Lexus Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Lexus touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Lexus 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 Lexus Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Lexus 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 Lexus. Apply rubbing compound to your Lexus 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 Lexus touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Lexus touch up paint results, let your Lexus's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Lexus Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Lexus Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Lexus with touch up paint, you need to decide which Lexus paint repair products to order. Lexus touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Lexus paint jobs, while Lexus spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Lexus basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Lexus paint chips to fix.