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