I have a lovely 97 in white, but as many of us know, the paint tends to flake off the green primer underneath at times. What is the best shade of touch-up paint I could use to touch up chips and tiny bits until I can get around to doing a proper 3-stage paint job on my car. Just thinking of one of those little brush-bottles, etc, to just cover up the green for now. Is there anything close that looks not too bad from five or 10 feet away?
I have a Classic, so I don't know about the 2001 & newer paint codes... For the Classics, the "white" in the frost white and the white diamond pearl tri-coat is actually the same. ("Tri-coat" is slightly misleading, as the only difference is the pearl.)
Mine is diamond pearl --& yes, the extra coat IS a pain, because the stuff is expensive and you have to use kind of a lot of it.
That said, I easily found a listing for touch-up on eBay, from Scratchwizard.net. The diamond pearl touch-up IS actually a single bottle. The down-side is that they seem pretty damned expensive (s&h is fairly high for what it is), and on-line reviews do not speak well of their customer service, especially if you have trouble getting the right paint code. Their match for white diamond pearl is very good. ---I just ran through the paint code on my 15-year-old black Ford, for comparison. Their rattle-can kit with primer, paint, and clear is $25.95 (12 ounce cans).
I'd suggest buying one of their larger packages, if you need rattle cans or more paint. I paid $75 for 2 cans of white, 2 of clearcoat, 2 of pearl, and a touch-up bottle. It would have been cheaper, if I'd realized I'd need the 2nd set. (I suspect that you can use just about anyone's Pearl & clearcoat, and get a decent match.) Removing their labels from the cans reveals they use Sherman Williams color-matching, if memory serves.
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2019 20:29:46 GMT -6 by quixote