Plymouth Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Plymouth Color and Plymouth Paint Code
Plymouth codes can be difficult to find. In the good old days, they used to do their best to hide them on top of the radiator support, making it impossible to find due to the engine grease and oil which they hid under. Later models started putting them on the drivers door jamb where they belong. .
The typical color code format is:
However, only the BS is the color code. This can also be shown as QBS, PBS, TBS, etc. just to drive everyone crazy. The first letter is the mysterious "Year Code" which regardless of what the intent was, it just makes for confusing color codes.
BS corresponds to Deep Water Blue Pearl Clearcoat. Again, the G in the GBS is not part of the color code. Lately, Plymouth has been wising up and just listing the color codes as BS.
Two Tone Combination
Plymouth has many two tone combinations for some cars. Two tones are two different colors on your car. Plymouth did not do a great job with two tone color coding and often the secondary color information is just missing so this makes it impossible to know without borrowing a color book from us what colors you actually have.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Plymouth, 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, BS above we call Deep Water Blue Pearl Clearcoat. It could also be called Blue Clearcoat, Ocean Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Plymouth Paint With Plymouth Touch Up Paint
By following these Plymouth paint repair directions, you can make your Plymouth paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Plymouth spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Plymouth for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Plymouth with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Plymouth paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Plymouth Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Plymouth with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Plymouth.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Plymouth
If you have an unpainted surface on your Plymouth, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Plymouth touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Plymouth paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Plymouth at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Plymouth touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Plymouth paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Plymouth Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Plymouth touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Plymouth touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Plymouth 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 Plymouth paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Plymouth touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Plymouth Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Plymouth touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Plymouth 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 Plymouth Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Plymouth 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 Plymouth. Apply rubbing compound to your Plymouth 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 Plymouth touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Plymouth touch up paint results, let your Plymouth's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Plymouth Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Plymouth Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Plymouth with touch up paint, you need to decide which Plymouth paint repair products to order. Plymouth touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Plymouth paint jobs, while Plymouth spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Plymouth basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Plymouth paint chips to fix.