How to Use the Touch Up Combo ColorcoatUpdated 3 months ago
The Combo is a unique touch up tool with dual applicators, a brush on one end and a pen on the other. The dual applicators enable more types of repairs to be performed successfully.
Prior to beginning your touch up job, determine which side of the combo applicator you will be using. Continue using the selected applicator for each step in the process, i.e. if you determine you need to use the brush, use the brush for all steps.
The pen and brush each serve different purposes. The pen is best for tiny stone chips, fine line scratches, and anything where you need to minimize the amount of paint you are applying. The brush works best for slightly larger scratches where more paint is needed. We recommend practicing on the included test card with both applicator types to help determine which is best suited for your project.
The colorcoat is the actual color you are painting. Colorcoat is not designed to be a filler, and it is not recommended to apply more than 2-3 coats.
- Clean the entire vehicle or part with soap and water to remove surface dirt. Make sure to rinse and dry the surface thoroughly. If you’ve recently applied primer, skip this step.
- Tape off the area to be painted. Taping creates a boundary to protect the non-damaged area from any touch up work.
- If using the brush applicator, hold the container with the black brush cap pointing up. Twist to open. Remove excess paint by lightly dragging the brush along the inside opening as you remove it from the container. If using the pen applicator, use a soft cloth to prime the tip. Carefully depress the tip until it is saturated with color. This will take 30-60 seconds.
- Lightly dab the paint onto the area to be painted. If using the pen end, do not use a drawing or rubbing motion as if using a marker; simply dab. If using the brush end, lightly brush the paint onto the area to be painted. Cover the area thoroughly and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Repeat this process applying 2-3 coats of color.
- If your color is a tricoat, repeat step 4 using the applicator labeled “Midcoat”, also for 2-3 coats.
- Once satisfied with the application of the colorcoat, allow it to dry for 30 minutes.
- If your color is a tricoat, repeat Step 4 using the midcoat. Otherwise, you are ready to apply clearcoat.