Motorcraft Touch Up Paint Directions

by Alan Sembera
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You can fix scratches in your Ford's exterior paint by using touch-up paint directly from Ford Motorcraft. Motorcraft sells touch-up pens designed to match the original paint on your vehicle. You can use them to cover any nicks, chips or scratches. These pens, which also have an attached brush, are designed to cover small areas. Larger areas may have to be painted with a sprayer to blend in with the original paint. Other manufacturers sell similar touch-up pens.

Step 1

Clean the surface with dish soap or wax remover to completely remove any wax or grease.

Step 2

Touch up any bare metal with Motorcraft lacquer primer. Allow the primer to dry for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Shake the paint can vigorously for one minute to thoroughly mix the paint.

Step 4

Unscrew the black cap. To use the paint pen, remove and discard the orange insert, then replace the cap. To use the brush, leave the cap off.

Step 5

Apply a thin coat of paint in one direction over the affected area. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes.

Apply more coats if needed until the paint blends in and the surface is even. Allow each coat to dry for 30 minutes before adding another.

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