Freshening Up Your Vehicle's Exterior Paint

If you car exterior is damaged from chips or scratches, you may decide to touch it up. Applying a small amount of paint can go a long way in improving your vehicle's appearance. However, you'll have to do it correctly to avoid any further damage. Follow these tips from Century Volvo Cars to get the job done correctly.

The first step in touching up your car's finish is to pick the right paint. Using the wrong type of paint, or wrong color, could have a significant effect on the outcome. Even a color one shade off can make the vehicle look unattractive. The safest way to do this is to use the color code provided by your car's manufacturer. Doing so will ensure that you have a perfect match.

You need to prep your car's surface before applying paint. The type of prep work depends on the severity of the damage. First, start by cleaning the surface with soap and water. Once it is dry, you can lightly sand the area using 220 grit sandpaper. Use a light motion to scratch the surface before applying paint.

If you need help with touch up work, contact our Volvo dealership for professional auto body assistance.



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