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