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