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