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