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