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If your MGB paint is damaged, you could visit a MGB auto body shop and spend a fortune to fix it. Or you can inexpensively do it yourself with our high quality MGB touch up paint. With the MGB paint directions and resources on this page, you can get great MGB paint repair results on your own using MGB touch up paint.
MGB Touch Up Paint Table of Contents:
By following these MGB paint repair directions, you can make your MGB paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use MGB spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your MGB for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your MGB with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched MGB paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying MGB Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your MGB with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust remover and apply it to the the bare metal of your MGB.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your MGB
If you have an unpainted surface on your MGB, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before MGB touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the MGB paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your MGB at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the MGB touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed MGB paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply MGB Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply MGB touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of MGB touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the MGB 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 MGB paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the MGB touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired MGB Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the MGB touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up MGB 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 MGB Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your MGB 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 MGB. Apply rubbing compound to your MGB 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 MGB touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best MGB touch up paint results, let your MGB’s finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Often, you can call MGB and see if they can tell you where to look for your MGB color code. For motorhomes and boats,
the manufacturer can give you a PPG or Dupont number. Please fill out our contact form with your MGB paint information.
For older vehicles, such as Triumph and MGB, the color codes are well hidden!.
Most motorcycles do not have color codes so contact us with as much information as you can. We often can make these colors.
Once you are ready to repair your MGB with touch up paint, you need to decide which MGB paint repair products to order. 1/2 oz. MGB paint pens are great for small and quick MGB paint jobs, while 12.5 oz. MGB spray paint cans are better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. MGB basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many MGB paint chips to fix. You can find more information about which MGB touch up paint products to order here.