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It's on a sticker in the drivers door jam Examples here, here, and here.
You can, but probably not in the way you're thinking. You can't just go out and buy a can of "red spray paint", unless you are prepared to re-paint the whole car in that color or you really don't care about the results. This is because your car isn't "red" (for example), it's "Sierra Red (L D3V)". However, if you go to a professional paint supply shop you ...
If you open the drivers side front door and look at the door jamb area (it may be in the general area) you'll notice a plaque that has all the essential information about the vehicle. Below are a few images showing the location and a couple example of what these plaques look like. Location Examples HONDA FORD### arrow points to paint code
This looks like a badly oxidized clearcoat. The state the paint looks to be in pretty much means that the only cure is a respray. To make matters a bit more interesting, the paint looks like a silver metallic which is much harder to match than a plain colour and will require additional blending in into the surrounding areas like front wings. If you have ...
The clear coat is peeling and there is no cheap do at home product that will yield satisfactory results.The hood needs to be professionally refinished.The minor scratches may come out with a rubbing compound that is applied like regular paste wax.
tl;dr: It depends on the ding. Try some cleaner wax, though: it won't make the problem worse. Did you scratch down to the primer or just leave some paint behind? If all you did was trade some paint between cars, you're going to need to polish it off. That said, if you're not comfortable with power polishing tools or abrasive polishes, I would counsel a ...
If you want the job done right, then yes: grinding, filling, sanding, priming, and spraying are your best option. There are alternatives out there. Duplicolor makes color matched kits which allows you to paint in the smaller chips (it has an abrasive, color paint brush, then a clear coat to go over the top). I haven't used them, but the product looks like a ...
You should try buffing the door first to ensure what you see is not just transfer from the stone. Some of the top layer paint might be missing but you also might have some of the stone on the car and that might be what you are seeing here. Pearl is extremely difficult to repair, but good thing is that being on the door and somewhat lower than the top of the ...
This Automotive Touch Up Video demonstrates how you can take care of scratches in your paint. In addition, I've had good luck with Napa's Rust Permatex Treatment. It turns rust into a gray primer, which might look a little ugly but not as much as a rusted-out car. You could use the Napa Rust Treatment to get rid of the rust and then try the techniques ...
Consider going to a detailer. It's amazing how much they can do without actually painting anything.
This is the answer for part (1) : http://www.ehow.com/how_7809103_repair-peeling-clear-coat.html or http://www.ehow.com/how_5028554_fix-peeling-clear-coat-car.html This is the answer for part (2) : http://www.ehow.com/how_2136091_fix-minor-scratch-car.html or http://www.ehow.com/how_5309590_fix-scratches-car.html or ...
Light scratches can be polished and buffed out. I won't detail how to do it here, you can find many tutorials online, but be careful - you CAN burn paint by polishing too hard or staying in one spot too long. Deep scratches can only be repaired by painting. Your local dealership will be able to sell you a paint bottle that matches your factory color ...
If this bumper isn't made of metal, then it won't rust. You can try some paint repair magic kit. If there's a scratch, than you won't be able to get a brand new looking, smooth surface by just painting over. You should repair the scratch properly: sand it, prime it, repaint all or blend in and apply lack, polish.
Don't use a brush even if paint can is sitting in hot water; brush strokes are inevitable. Sand bonnet to smooth surface using ever finer grades of wet & dry sandpaper. Clean off with wax & grease remover. Prop up bonnet to make level. Spray with acrylic primer- dry-resand-reapply-sand-again use wax & grease remover.Topcoat with acrylic paint of ...
Yikes. Your problem is that pearl is a doozie to match by a paint shop and it's almost impossible for non-professionals to do a localised repair on it. Best case is that you can take it to a body shop and they'll end up sanding down and respraying the entire door. If you can live with it, you may be able to apply a scratch repair product which will make the ...
If the wider scratches are just surface scratches, you may be able to make them disappear by polishing/buffing the area using a suitable polishing or rubbing compound. Some of these products are specifically labeled as "scratch removers." Make sure the product you choose is labeled as clear coat safe. Essentially you want to bring the level of the ...
Pressure wash to remove loose clear coat, brush on clear urethane varnish to seal the edges and replace the clear. I have done this on the cap on my pickup, and where edges are coming loose on our Taurus.
You should be able to buy colour-matched automotive spray paint for your car in most larger car-parts shops (in the UK, Halfords sell a wide range, and their larger stores can match considerably more from manufacturer's paint codes). However, as others have said, it can be very tricky to get a good match as your paint will have faded, and the new will be ...
You definitely want to clean out the rust if its not terribly invasive. Go to your local art supply store and get the finest paintbrush you can find If getting it protected is "good enough", fill it in with primer. If you want to restore it cosmetically, then fill it in with touch up paint, matched from the dealer. Then have your local auto detailer ...
Normal spray paint may likely chip off in a few days. Here's an instructable about painting your car with Rustoleum.
You can buy touch up paint that matches the paint color of your car. This can be used to fill in the nicks in the paint. Not sure if this would help with the scuffs, depends on how large and deep they are.
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