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Breath some life back into your damaged Lincoln and get an ideal color match with our Lincoln Touch Up paint
Fix the scrapes and scratches on your 1972 Silver Moondust Metallic Continental and get your Lincoln shining again.
Achieve a perfect manufacturer’s match using our industry-leading Lincoln touch up paint for all Lincoln colors.
In this article, we are going to outline how to use Lincoln touch up paint to fix any scrapes or scratches on the paint work of your vehicle. We stock OEM touch up paint for all Lincoln colors, such as Magnetic Metallic paint for the Lincoln Aviator, and even have the paint for brand new Navigators.
Providing our customers with excellent value is essential to us at ERA Paints. With this article, we hope that even beginners can repair their Lincoln and avoid the costly charges of a body shop. As well as this article, we have a library of videos on YouTube that outline everything step-by-step, so make sure to check them out before you start the Lincoln touch up paint process.
The Lincoln touch up paint we sell is the same used at body repair shops, so your 2005 Ebony Lincoln Aviator will be in good hands with our products. Also, anything ordered from us comes with free shipping to help you keep costs even lower.
Below you will find information on a variety of topics, including the best products for the job, finding your paint code, and how to complete the Lincoln touch up paint process.
- Finding your Lincoln paint code
- The Lincoln touch up paint application process
- What paint product should you choose?
- Repairing your Lincoln: What equipment do you need?
- How much can you save by fixing your Lincoln at home?
- How long does fixing a scratch take?
If we’ve missed anything and you still need some support, our frequently asked questions section covers the most discussed topics. Alternatively, contact us at 971-770-2372 to speak to one of your expert staff members, or send us an email at CustomerService@ERAPaints.com.
Finding your Lincoln paint code
Ordering the right paint is essential in ensuring that your Lincoln colors match, and you get a great finish. To order the correct paint, you will need your paint code. Manufacturers tend to place these in a variety of different locations. Fortunately, all Lincoln makes, and models can be found in just one or two places. The paint code will be located on the manufacturers tag alongside the VIN and other vehicle information; these are typically either white, silver, or black.
To find the code:
- Navigate round to the driver’s side of the car
- Open the driver’s side door
- Look in the door jamb
- Check on the door edge
Lincoln paint codes are typically two characters in length and may be comprised of both numbers and letters.
Lincoln paint code G4 represents Cashmere Tricoat. Other frequently requested codes are: UJ which is the color Sterling Gray Metallic and UH, which represents Tuxedo Black touch up paint. On the tag, the paint code can generally be found under the bar code, and it will be prefixed with the heading “EXT PNT.”
If for any reason you can’t locate the tag:
- Call us at 971-770-2372, and our staff can help you find the color code. We are available from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm PST from Monday to Saturday
- Email us at CustomerService@ERAPaints.com
- Use the extensive list of paint codes that are available from our site. All you will need is the Lincoln’s model and year
- Contact the dealer or previous owner of the vehicle
The Lincoln touch up paint application process
Whether you are applying 2015 Lincoln MKZ colors or using Lincoln J7 touch up paint, the process is virtually the same. Regardless of the paint product you choose, giving it a test run before you start is an excellent way to get a feel for the equipment and improves the chances of a great finish.
For all Lincoln colors, including UH colors and 2013 Lincoln MKS colors, read the instructions that come with your shipment before you start. Try and complete the work on a relatively mild day or out of direct sunlight; 70 °F would be perfect.
- Use soap and water to clean your Lincoln
- Use dry 320 and wet/dry 600 grit sandpaper to even out the scratch and take care of any rough edges
- Use wax and grease remover to clean the damaged area again and remove any leftover debris from sanding
- Let the vehicle dry. You can use a towel but just make sure no lint remains
- Use automotive masking tape to protect the area surrounding the scrape during painting. Leave a boundary of 10 inches to give yourself enough room to work with
- The primer should be applied in several thin coats, and you should wait around five to ten minutes between each. Primer bonds the paint to the body of the vehicle
- Dry for thirty minutes
- The Lincoln Touch up paint (basecoat) should be sprayed or applied in thin coats. Again, wait a short time before applying more layers. When the color lines up with the surrounding area, you are finished.
- Dry for thirty minutes
- Clear coat helps to protect the Lincoln touch up paint and is what makes most modern cars shine. Again, less is more, so take your time and put it on in thin coats.
- Dry your Lincoln overnight
- Wait a few days and applying polish to give your Lincoln a shine and get a flawless factory finish
For more extensive information on the process, visit our YouTube page, which breaks down each part of the process in detail. There you will find information on each step. Otherwise, be sure to check out our blog for more information or give our friendly staff members a call.
What paint product should you choose?
Not all paint products are equal in their effectiveness, and what gives the best results for a small scratch on your White Lincoln MKZ may not be the best for a more significant scratch on your Black 2009 MKZ. The main choices you have when deciding on the paint product you want to use are:
The size and severity of the scratch and scrape will depend on what product is the best fit. You have several options to choose from:
- Lincoln touch up spray paint
- Lincoln touch up paint jars
- Lincoln touch up paint pens
Our Lincoln spray paint comes in 12oz canisters and is usually the best option for most of the issues our customers have. Spray Cans are versatile and work well with anything from Lincoln Tuxedo Black touch up paint to 2017 Lincoln MKX colors. They are great for medium to significant scratches and scrapes.
For smaller blemishes, rock chips or dings, we advise our customers to purchase paint jars. These come with several small paint applicators that allow for greater accuracy than a spray can.
We get a lot of inquiries about Lincoln’s touch up paint pens but do not stock them as part of our product range. Quality is of the utmost importance to us at ERA Paints and unfortunately paint pens can’t provide the perfect manufacturers match we have come to expect from our products. For some colors, pearl and metallic colors like White Platinum Pearl or Tuxedo Black Metallic 2010, paint pens tend to flake.
Repairing your Lincoln: What equipment do you need?
To get a flawless factory finish for your Lincoln, you need to use the right equipment. Thankfully the process is simple and doesn’t involve buying a whole new garage worth of tools. We recommend:
- Sandpaper – Smoothing out any bumps or rough edges before you start helps with the finish. We recommend dry 320 & wet/dry 600 grit sandpaper
- Wax and grease remover – to remove any dirt or debris from your Lincoln
- Automotive masking tape – to mask off the affected area and protect the other parts of the vehicle
- Primer – to prepare the body of the vehicle for the Lincoln touch up paint
- Lincoln Touch Up paint (Basecoat) – We sell all Lincoln colors, including Ingot Silver Metallic touch up paint
- Clear coat – protects the paintwork and gives the car a shine
- A blue shop towel – to keep your vehicle dry and to use for wiping
- Gloves – Nitrile gloves keep your hands safe throughout
All of the items above are sold in a convenient touch-up paint bundle. These make the process even more hassle-free. We also stock the items separately, but the kits work out to be a better value for your money.
How much can you save by fixing your Lincoln at home?
There is a substantial financial benefit to fixing your Lincoln at home, even small scuffs or scrapes can still leave you with a hefty bill if you visit a professional autobody or dealer. However, most small scratches can be fixed from the comfort of your own home. It is only more severe or extensive damage that should require a trip to the body shop.
We’ve included a rough breakdown of the different prices below so you can make a comparison.
|REPAIR||ERA PAINTS||BODY SHOP|
|Chips from stones or rocks||$40 to $100||$250 to $900|
|Small bumper scratch||$40 to $100||$450|
|Small key scratch||$40 to $100||$250 to $300|
|Medium sized scratch||$40 to $100||$250 to $400|
Our professional-grade paint is the same stuff that the experts use. We only stock the best products that deliver an exceptional finish, so you are in great hands and will spend a fraction of the overall cost. On top of our great prices, we ship all orders with free delivery to provide better value to you.
How long does fixing a scratch take?
As well as being significantly cheaper than going to a professional body shop, repairing the paintwork of your Lincoln at home also saves time. You get to work on your schedule and avoid having to miss work to fit into the shop’s timetable. We’ve outlined a rough estimate of the times for each section of the process.
- Preparing the equipment – Total time: 10-15 minutes
- Sanding the scratch or scrape – Total time: 20-25 minutes
- Cleaning before and after sanding – Total time: 15 minutes
- Primer Application – Total time: 15-20 minutes (5 minutes per coat)
- Dry – 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Lincoln touch up paint application – Total time: 15-20 minutes (5 minutes per coat)
- Dry – 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Apply clear coat – Total time: 15 minutes. Ten minutes of dry time
The amount of time each application takes will depend on the weather, and we always recommend doing it in temperatures of at least 70 Fahrenheit. If you feel an additional coat would benefit your Lincoln, then, by all means, apply more. Also, avoid using rubbing compound for at least a few days after.
After spending a lot of money on a Lincoln, seeing that the paintwork has been damaged is stressful. However, with our handy guide, finding the right Lincoln colors and Lincoln touch up paint to achieve a flawless factory finish is just a few clicks away. Don’t waste your time or money on expensive repairs; order your repair kit today.