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The Highest Quality, Perfectly Matched Jaguar Touch-up Paint: We’re not kitten around.
Give your Jaguar its growl back with our range of Jaguar paint products and DIY tips and tricks.
Cut Through the Jungle of DIY Jaguar Paint Repair with our Ultimate Guide of 2021: All You Need to Know About Finding Your Paint Codes, Fixing Scratches, and Purchasing Supplies.
Have you been looking for the right paint code for your chipped Santorini Black Jaguar? Well, ERA Paints has got you covered. Want to restore the Portofino Blue look to your Jaguar? You can breathe easy. ERA Paints’ comprehensive guide is here to help you fix it all: the dings, scratches made by the kids, and even the tiny chips that your Jaguar picked up as it prowled the streets of the urban jungle.
Our guide will walk you through your finding the right color code for your car and picking the right paint products. After, we’ll provide you with a wide range of high-quality premium paints that are made in the USA. Shipping costs? We don’t even know the meaning of the term. We’ll get your touch up paint to you at no additional cost. After all, we want your experience to be as smooth as you do.
This how-to guide will cover everything you need to know about getting your Jaguar back into tip-top shape. This includes:
- How to find your Jaguar’s paint-codes
- How to use our premium-quality, American-made touch-up paints to fix up your Jaguar
- The right touch-up paint products to get for your Jaguar
- The right supplies for your touch-up job
- How much a touch-up paint job costs
- What is the easiest car color to maintain?
Feel free to check out our FAQs, YouTube videos or give us a call if you have any questions or concerns. Our customer service representatives are always ready to help you figure out the next step of your Jaguar touch-up journey.
The hunt for your paint codes has never been easier. All you have to do is follow this handy guide.
Jaguar paint codes are fiercely challenging to find. They could be out in the open or as elusive as the cat, after which the car is named. Usually, they can be found on the driver’s side doorjamb, but that’s if you’re lucky.
If you’re unlucky, they could be hidden just about anywhere in the car. Under the hood, in the trunk or wherever a color ID tag could be placed. If you don’t know what to look for, you could be more likely to uncover a new species than to find your paint code. Fear not, however, because we’ll teach you how to look.
Jaguar paint codes generally follow a simple format; four numbers followed by a backslash and three letters. For instance:
1957/HGZ corresponds to Jaguar Racing Green Pearl.
Occasionally, the Jaguar paint codes will only show either the letters or the numbers. Just 1957 or HGZ, but it will still be the same paint code and will correspond to the same color.
So, all you have to do is:
- Open the driver’s side door
- Look for the metal plate bolted to the door jamb
- Find the code
- If the color ID tag is not on the door, check under the hood and in the trunk then everywhere else while keeping the format of the code in mind.
Jaguar, like most other car manufacturers, may use a different name for the same color on various models, so finding the right shade for you is a necessity. This is where your paint code comes in. Even though the name of the color may change based on the model of the car, the paint code will always remain the same.
The guide to a spotless Jaguar: How to easily fix chips, dings, and scratches.
Cutting through the forest of steps needed for a DIY paint repair job can be tough. To help you along your way, here is ERA Paints’ roadmap to touching up your Jaguar’s paint:
- Clean the damaged area with some soapy water or some ERA Paints wax and grease remover. Only do this when the ambient temperature is over 60 degrees Fahrenheit and make sure to ring the damaged area with masking tape to protect the paint around it.
- Use some 320 grit sandpaper to get rid of any rust before applying some rust converter to the damaged area. Then smooth the area with 600 grit sandpaper.
- Apply several thin layers of primer to the damaged area. Let each dry before applying the next.
- Apply several thin layers of touch-up paint to the damaged area until it’s level with the color around it. Let each coat dry before applying the next one.
- Once the final layer of paint is completely dry, apply several thin layers of clear coat to protect the paint beneath. Allow each layer a drying time of between 10-20 minutes before applying the next layer. Give the last layer enough time to dry completely. Preferably overnight.
- Three days after applying the clear coat, use a soft, clean cloth to apply rubbing compound to the area. As with everything else on this list, apply it carefully and in moderation. Circular motions would be preferred and, once you are done, give it a nice shine.
- After about a month, give the area a good wax with a quality automotive wax.
Feel free to check out our instructional videos on YouTube or our FAQ’s for more detailed instructions. Always fully read the instructions included with each order. Remember, we’re just one phone call away and always ready to help at 971-770-2372.
The right repair supplies for your Jaguar’s paint touch-up: What you should and shouldn’t buy
Jagged edges on your Jaguar’s paint job just won’t do. You need a product that’ll give you just the right finish. Here are your options:
- Jaguar touch-up paint pens
- Jaguar spray paint
- 1/4 oz. BMW basecoat paint jars
We believe in quality, which is why, at ERA Paints, paint pens are a big no-no. Sure, they’re good enough for any chips smaller than the width of a pencil, but they come with some significant drawbacks. They leak if misused, they only work on tiny areas, and they don’t provide the best finish. It’s best just to steer clear of them unless absolutely necessary.
Spray paint is excellent for extensive damage, such as large scratches and chips. It’s easy to layer, quick to use and provides a smooth finish. It’s definitely your best bet when the damage is larger than the width of a dime. With spray paint, you could easily redo a whole section of your car and have it looking great in no time at all.
Paint bottles work on all scratches and chips that spray paint does not. What’s more, they’re great when you have many chips and scratches to fix. They are the best choice for repairing minimally damaged areas on your Jaguar’s coat of paint.
Everything you’ll need for your Jaguar repair job: A comprehensive list
Your Jaguar is strong, reliable, and beautiful. You want the best for it. But you also want to balance what’s best with what you need. Here’s what you need:
- OEM Matched Color (Spray or Jar Paint)
- Wax and Grease Remover
- Soap and Water
- 320 or 600 Grit Sandpaper
- Masking Tape
- A Shop Towel
- Spray Can Trigger Grip (optional, but very helpful.)
- Nitrile gloves
Gloves and an air-purifying mask are essential if you’re working with spray paint or have sensitive skin. It’s also important to remember to ring the area you’re working on with masking tape to ensure that the paint around it doesn’t get damaged as you carry out your touch-up.
How much does a touch-up paint job cost?
Well, it all depends on the extent of the damage that you need to be fixed. The general rule is that; the greater the extent of the damage, the higher the cost of repairing it. So, it’s probably not a good idea to take a sledgehammer to your car. Unless it’s a Tesla, in which case, swing for the fences.
The price is also affected by the fact that an auto-body shop will charge you for the cost of labor. Generally, however, the rate at an auto-body shop will range between $800 and $1200 for deep paint scratches, while shallower scratches can cost anywhere between $500 and $800.
DIY paint jobs, on the other hand, can cost between $50 and $200. A fraction of the total that you would spend at a body shop.
What color car is easiest to maintain?
Car paint isn’t a black and white topic; there are a lot of things to consider. For instance, if your goal to ensure the resale value of the car doesn’t go down, you should probably avoid any unusual colors that may go out of style.
However, if it’s a simple question of maintenance, you can never go wrong with light colors such as white, gray, and silver. They are the least likely to contrast with dirt or to accentuate scratches. Light colors may seem like a tame option compared to colors such as red that evoke emotion. Still, the advantages will be evident in the long run.
The hum of the engine. The scent of the seats. The sound of shifting leather as your hands grip the wheel. A Jaguar is filled with power. Take care of your Jaguar, and your Jaguar will take care of you.