Mercury Touch Up Paint
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Find Your Mercury Color and Mercury Paint Code
Mercury makes it fairly easy to find the color code. It is always on the drivers door jamb.
Pre 1970 Mercurys can be problematic though. Mercury was calling different paint colors the exact same name so a Ocean Blue in 1966 was completely different from an Ocean Blue in 1967. Different color code too.
The typical color code format is:
However, you will rarely ever see the M6640 part which is rarely used. You will typically just see WT. Often the color plate will show EX PT (for Exterior Paint, but I bet you knew this already??) and then above or below this, you will see the color code. To make matters just a tad confusing, sometimes the actual color is embossed on the plate and not where one would expect it.
WT corresponds to Performance White Clearcoat.
Two Tone Combination
Mercury has many two tone combinations for some cars. Two tones are two different colors on your car. Mercury did not do a great job with two tone color coding and often the secondary color information is just missing so this makes it impossible to know without borrowing a color book from us what colors you actually have.
Same Color Code, Different Name
Mercury, 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, WT/M6640 above we call Performance White Clearcoat It could also be called White Clearcoat, Speed White Clearcoat, etc. depending on what the marketing department decided to call it.
How To Repair Damaged Mercury Paint With Mercury Touch Up Paint
By following these Mercury paint repair directions, you can make your Mercury paint shine again! For more detailed instructions, including how to use Mercury spray paint, see our Directions for How To Apply Touch Up Paint.
1. Prepare Your Mercury for Touch Up Paint
Make sure the temperature is over 50 degrees F, then wash the damaged paint on your Mercury with soap and water. Use a wax and grease remover on the area. Placing masking tape around your scratched Mercury paint will help protect the surrounding auto paint.
2. Repair Rusted Areas Before Applying Mercury Touch Up Paint
Remove all traces of rust from your Mercury with 220 grit sandpaper or a wire brush. Then use rust converter and apply it to the rusted area of your Mercury.
3. Apply Primer Before Painting Your Mercury
If you have an unpainted surface on your Mercury, like bare metal or plastic, apply primer before Mercury touch up paint! Apply several thin coats of primer to the Mercury paint you are going to repair. Only apply a small amount of primer to your Mercury at time. Let the primer dry, overnight if possible, before applying the Mercury touch up paint. Once dry, lightly sand the primed Mercury paint area with #220 grit sandpaper followed by #600 wet and dry sandpaper.
4. How to Apply Mercury Touch Up Paint
You are now ready to apply Mercury touch up paint to your car. Apply several thin coats of Mercury touch up paint to build up the damaged paint area to the same depth as the surrounding surface. Let the Mercury 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 Mercury paint dry overnight, it will be dry. If temperatures are below 70 degrees F, allow additional time for the Mercury touch up paint to dry.
5. Protect Repaired Mercury Paint with Clearcoat
Make sure the Mercury touch up paint you applied earlier is dry. Apply several thin coats of clearcoat over the touched up Mercury 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 Mercury Paint Shine
Rubbing compound will help your Mercury 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 Mercury. Apply rubbing compound to your Mercury 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 Mercury touch up paint. Use circular strokes while applying even pressure to the surface. Buff with a clean cloth to a high gloss. For best Mercury touch up paint results, let your Mercury's finish dry for thirty days and then apply a good quality automotive wax.
Mercury Touch Up Paint Pens, Spray Paint, and Other Mercury Paint Products
Once you are ready to repair your Mercury with touch up paint, you need to decide which Mercury paint repair products to order. Mercury touch up paint pens are great for small and quick Mercury paint jobs, while Mercury spray paint is better for repairing larger areas. 2 oz. Mercury basecoat paint bottles work well if you have many Mercury paint chips to fix.