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DIRECTIONS FOR TOUCH UP PAINT PENS

Surface Preparation

Thoroughly clean area to be repaired with dish soap (Joy, Dawn etc.) and water. Then dry completely. The use of prep solvent and a clean lint free towel assures the best clean surface free of wax, grease, and other oil based surface contaminates. For better results do not apply in direct sunlight.

Loading The Tip With Paint

Shake the paint pen tightly capped until the ball rattles freely. Remove the cap and press the spring loaded tip of the paint pen on a flat surface until the paint flows through. You may need to press the tip in a few times for some colors. This process may need to be repeated in between coats. Paint should be tested on a surface before using on your vehicle.

Primer Paint Pen

Apply touch up primer over bare metal or plastic. Apply paint pen primer waiting 5-10 minutes in between each coat. Apply enough primer to cover the area to be primed. Wait 30 minutes before sanding with 600 grit wet sandpaper or applying color. Do not use prep solvent over fresh primer.

Paint Touch Up Application

Thoroughly shake the automotive base coat color pen before applying. Apply as many coats necessary to cover the area waiting at least 5 minutes between each light coat. Do not wet sand or use prep solvent in between coats of touch up paint. Wait at least one hour before using clearcoat.

Tri-coat

If your paint color is tri-coat, you'll need to use the groundcoat first (one coat at a time until the area is covered), then use the midcoat on top of that afterwards. Apply one coat at a time until you achieve the pearl effect of the factory color.

Clearcoat Paint Pen Application

Please allow at least 1 hour after the last coat of basecoat to apply the clearcoat paint pen. Apply 2-3 coats of clearcoat using a light dabbing motion waiting 10-20 minutes in between each coat. Be gentle with the tip because you do not want to scratch the basecoat layer with the clearcoat pen. Wait one day to use rubbing compound to bring out a higher level of gloss. Do not wax the repair for one month.

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