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AutomotiveTouchup Offers Three-Step Process to Restore the Finish on Vehicles

Posted By: Mike Galimi
Paint chips and scratches in a vehicle's paint are not only unsightly, but can lead to rust and even lower the vehicle's value. A three-step process, with materials and support from AutomotiveTouchup can restore the finish, and it's something that anyone can do and achieve professional-looking results. Depending on the size and type of touch-up project, the paint can be applied with a paint pen, brushed on from a bottle or sprayed from an aerosol can. Our three-step AutomotiveTouchup system was developed to make paint repairs easy, convenient and affordable for anyone, said Jeremy Thurnau, AutomotiveTouchup president. Even if it's your first time, it's really not very difficult with the help of our online reference and a little practice. There are really only three basic steps to the process. Those steps include: Surface preparation: First, the area to be painted should be cleaned with dish soap and water as well as a prep solvent. Because paint adheres better to a sanded surface and sanding is better for long-term adhesion, sandpaper should be used to remove surface corrosion when using aerosol or ready-to-spray paint. For minor touch-up work with a pen or bottle, it's common to skip the sanding process in order to keep the repair area size small. Primer should also be used prior to applying aerosol or ready-to-spray paint and it should be sanded and cleaned before applying the first base coat of paint. Painting: Whether with a paint pen, brush or aerosol spray can, several coats may be needed to restore the paint finish. AutomotiveTouchup's web site and customer service representatives can help users find the factory color code for their vehicle to help ensure a perfect match, while the web site also offers tips for blending the new paint with the existing color for a more seamless appearance. Clearcoat: Similar to painting, this application restores the protective layer over the paint and gives it a glossy appearance. After the clearcoat is completely dry, applying rubbing compound to the area will reduce texture and bring out a deep shine to the finish. We'll even help you determine which materials you'll need and how much paint is required for your vehicle, and our instructional videos walk you through the process, said Thurnau. With formulations for more than 60,000 OEM colors, as well as the complementing clearcoat and even the capability for mixing custom colors, AutomotiveTouchup has the right hue for any car, is offered in a variety of application products, from bottles with brushes and paint pens for smaller nicks and scratches, to aerosol cans and even larger cans of paint for use with spray guns. The supporting materials include different grades of sandpaper, masking tape, surface prep products and more. AutomotiveTouchup offers filler and spreaders for nicks and dings in metal and plastic bumper material. The products are suitable for more than just cars, trucks and SUVs, expanding the possibilities for home projects of all types, without a trip to the body shop. There's virtually no nick, scratch or rock chip you can't handle on your own, said Thurnau. Our videos, online reference material and technical professionals available via phone will walk you through it. We offer everything needed to perform the repair delivered in one box right to your door. For more information, call 888-710-5192 or visit (Content courtesy of Automotive Touchup)  

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