There are several different types of touch up paints available on the market. You can purchase them from a standard paint store or from your preferred artist’s workshop. Painting touch up comes in many forms and it is often confusing for the average person trying to figure out which type is best for applying to their painted project. To make it easier, I am going to give you an overview of the 3 most popular types of touch-up paints that you can purchase from shops. These are acrylic liquid, oil, and dry fix. We will look at each and see how they work and how to apply them.
Acrylic liquid is one type of product that is applied with a dropper bottle and with a syringe. Acrylic is also referred to as confidant as it has the same consistency as car oil. They are transparent when new and have a frosted appearance over a period of time. Most automotive touch up paint products are clear, so you will have an idea of what you are applying before you see any color. The use of liquid acrylic paints is common when painting with oils or wax because they are much easier to apply and the results are far more consistent.
Oil is an acrylic based product that is applied by applying a brush to the surface and then using a compressor to shake off the excess. When applying oil paint, it is important to allow it to dry completely. It will need to mix with a carrier oil to ensure that it has a solid consistency when it dries. Once it has been mixed with carrier oil, it will need to wait until it is entirely dry before applying the clear coat. Some people prefer to apply the clear coat right away because it allows them to create a smooth surface.
Dry fix is a very popular product that can be purchased in both kits and individual bottles. I like them because they are easy-to-use and once you get used to them you will not have to touch up again for a long time. This type of touch up is great for removing finger prints and creating designs on painted surfaces. The other nice thing about dry fix is that it is very inexpensive and can be purchased at most auto parts stores. You might also want to consider buying an airbrush to practice applying the product if you are having trouble applying it with a brush.
Ford touch up paint chips are created by spraying a specified color over the existing paint. I recommend spraying a lighter color on the side that is darker so it will be easier to see the difference. Using this technique allows you to create detail that is very difficult to do with traditional paint techniques. If you are looking for a quick touch up that can be done in a couple hours, I recommend this option.
Touch up paint is a perfect way to add some color to an older car. If you know the exact color code for the car you want to paint you can go to a local auto parts store or home center and find the exact color code to get the right paint for your vehicle. Most paint stores will not carry these paints, so you might have to go to a home center to find the right paint.
To complete the application you will need an applicator and a spray paint brush. The applicator has a tip to help you apply the paint correctly. Before you spray paint on the area, make sure there is no loose paint or debris underneath. If any of this occurs, the paint will not stick properly. Once the area is clean and clear, you are ready to start spraying. To speed up the drying time you can run the airbrush at a lower speed.
If there were any significant engine damage, you should remove the vehicle from the road and allow it to totally dry before you apply the paints. If you see any dents or scratches on the vehicle, use a rubbing pad to gently rub away the paint with a towel. Make sure to leave enough room for the paint to completely dry. Once the vehicle has dried completely, you are now ready to enjoy the new look. Touch up paints are an inexpensive way to get that old finish back on your car and save you the cost of having it replaced.