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