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