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