Touch-Up Enamel Application
Application seems simple enough. You must first make sure the area is clean free of dirt and/or debris--otherwise, it will not stay. Do not wax your vehicle before you touch-up! It will come off after a few waxes or even washes. Again, the area should be bare of chemicals. You want to make sure it stays on for protection from metal exposure to the sun, dirt, salt etc. The temperature should be at a minimum of 50 degrees. There should be no wind because it will dry the brush and application will be lumpy. Also, the wind carries debris and you certainly don't want that in your enamel after it dries. You must have control of the tip of the brush. Touch-Up Enamels also come in a dual-purpose capsule with a ball point tip, much like a pen for easier application. Place your hand against your vehicle as if you were going to write on your vehicle. This gives you stability for application. A light stroke directly onto the scratch or fill in the scratch enough cover it. No need for more than one coat! If done right--all you need is one stroke of the brush. Let it air dry completely. Now you may wash, wax or polish your vehicle. If waxing, be gentle around the newly touched-up area for at least 24 hours. After a couple of washes and waxes, the excess enamel--the enamel that is not inside of the scratch will wear off evenly and you may never recognize you ever had a scratch in that spot--in MOST cases.
I keep a capsule of touch-up enamel in my inventory. Please read the instructions and keep it stored as follows. Enjoy your vehicle(s) and drive safely! Marie
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