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