Mitsubishi Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Mitsubishi Color and Mitsubishi Paint Code
Mitsubishi codes are hidden somewhere on the firewall area of the car. Great place for a color code...I don't think so.
What a typical Mitsubishi paint code looks like.
The following image is an example of what most Mitsubishi color ID tags look like. The color code is at the bottom mid-left part of the tag.
Most Common Mitsubishi Color Code Format
In the example above, the paint code is "R71". This format is what most Mitsubishi color codes look like. The codes contain letters, dashes, and numbers.
The code "R71" corresponds to the Mitsubishi paint color Passion Red Clearcoat.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Mitsubishi, 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, R71 , above we call Passion Red Clearcoat . It could also be called Red Clearcoat, Speed Red Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Mitsubishi Paint With Mitsubishi Touch Up Paint
By following these Mitsubishi paint repair directions, you can make your Mitsubishi paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Mitsubishi spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Mitsubishi for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Mitsubishi with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Mitsubishi paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Mitsubishi Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Mitsubishi with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Mitsubishi.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Mitsubishi
If you have an unpainted surface on your Mitsubishi, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Mitsubishi touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Mitsubishi paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Mitsubishi at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Mitsubishi touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Mitsubishi paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Mitsubishi Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Mitsubishi touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Mitsubishi touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Mitsubishi touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Mitsubishi Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Mitsubishi touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi. Apply rubbing compound to your Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Mitsubishi touch up paint results, let your Mitsubishi's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Mitsubishi Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Mitsubishi Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Mitsubishi with touch up paint, you need to decide which Mitsubishi paint repair products to order. Mitsubishi touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Mitsubishi paint jobs, while Mitsubishi spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Mitsubishi basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Mitsubishi paint chips to fix.