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Preparing to Repaint Your Vehicle (Pen, Brush, and Combo)Updated 5 months ago

Mistakes happen during the application, and it's perfectly normal to attempt your paint repair more than once before you get it correct.


Clearcoat Not Applied - Waterborne Paint

It's very easy to remove paint from your vehicle if clearcoat has not already been applied. Just grab a cup of water and a clean rag, and wipe off the colorcoat – it's that easy.

The clearcoat (also known as "topcoat") is what protects your paint from the elements, and if it hasn't already been applied – it will be very easy to remove.

Now you're ready to redo your project! Check out our Help Center for instructions for your exact kit – you should skip to "Step 2 - Paint The Surface" in our other articles as you've already prepared the surface to be repainted.

 

Clearcoat Already Applied or Using Urethane-Based Paint

For a spot that you've already Clearcoated or if you're using one of our urethane colors, you're going to need something stronger than water – we recommend paint thinner or acetone. Neither acetone nor paint thinner will hurt your original finish. 

Now you're ready to redo your project! Check out our Help Center for instructions for your exact kit – you should skip to "Step 2 - Paint The Surface" in our other articles as you've already prepared the surface to be repainted.

 

 

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