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