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