Mazda Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Mazda Color and Mazda Paint Code
Mazda codes are relatively easy to find as they are normally on the drivers door jamb. Some Mazda models do manage to hide their color codes in the engine compartment so if it is not on the drivers door jamb, you have your work cut out for you. Mazda color codes are typically two or three digits long and made up of numbers and letters.
Mazda Paint Code Example
Below is an example of where you will typically find your Mazda color code.
Mazda Color Code Format
The color code in the example above is "21R". This Mazda color code corresponds to the Mazda touch up paint color Moonlight Gray Metallic Clearcoat.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Mazda, like all manufacturers, uses the exact same color across many models and then will have a different color name for each model. It's the same paint! This is why the color code is so important to order the correct paint.
For example, 21R , above we call Moonlight Gray Metallic Clearcoat . It could also be called Grey Clearcoat, Moonstone Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Mazda Paint With Mazda Touch Up Paint
By following these Mazda paint repair directions, you can make your Mazda paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Mazda spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Mazda for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Mazda with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Mazda paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Mazda Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Mazda with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Mazda.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Mazda
If you have an unpainted surface on your Mazda, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Mazda touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Mazda paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Mazda at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Mazda touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Mazda paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Mazda Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Mazda touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Mazda touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Mazda 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 Mazda paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Mazda touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Mazda Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Mazda touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Mazda 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 Mazda Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Mazda 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 Mazda. Apply rubbing compound to your Mazda 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 Mazda touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Mazda touch up paint results, let your Mazda's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Mazda Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Mazda Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Mazda with touch up paint, you need to decide which Mazda paint repair products to order. Mazda touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Mazda paint jobs, while Mazda spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Mazda basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Mazda paint chips to fix.