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