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