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Find the ideal color match for Nissan touch up paint. Discover the right paint code for your Nissan Sentra, Rogue, GTR, Altima, Pathfinder, and many other models.
Looking for Nissan paint codes, touch up paint or a paint pen? Well, ERA Paints have everything you need. Our in-depth guide on repairing your Nissan at home will help you fix any dents and smooth out any scratches.
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Our easy-to-follow DIY paint guide will cover everything that you need to know. If you are looking for something specific, use the links to find the section you need.
- Finding your Nissan paint code
- Which touch up product is best for me? (Nissan paint pen or ready to spray products)
- Applying the touch up paint with a 12 oz. aerosol spray canister
- How to use the Nissan touch up paint pen
- What equipment will I need for working by myself?
- How to make sure you are applying the Nissan touch up paint safely
- How do I know which is the correct color code?
- Will doing it myself save money?
Our customer care team are always on hand to help with any questions. If your queries about Nissan touch up paint are not answered in our guide, feel free to give us a call 971-770-2372, and we can help you out. We also have an extensive FAQ section, as well as videos to help guide you through the process.
How to Find Your Nissan Paint codes. Nissan has made locating the codes incredibly easy.
To locate the color code on your Nissan:
- Open the driver’s side door.
- Find the plaque that is bolted to the door jamb. It can be pretty low on the door.
- Look for the “Color Trim” heading – generally near the bottom left
- The Nissan paint code is 3 digits long and made up of numbers and letters – for example, AX6
- There sometimes another number or letter next to the 3 digits. You can ignore this.
Thankfully, finding the paint code is simple and straightforward with Nissan cars. On all Nissan’s, the color code can be found on a plaque located in the driver’s side door jamb.
It is written under the color trim heading and consists of 3 digits. The digits will have both numbers and letters. Sometimes there will be a fourth digit on the right-hand side which will be slightly separated from the others, and this can be ignored.
Your Nissan paint code is KH3, which happens to be Black Obsidian from the 2009 Altima.
Nissan uses different names for the same paint color. Meaning the Liquid Platinum Metallic on your truck may have a different name on your neighbor’s coupe, but both will use K23 paint code. After getting the color code, the rest of the process is simple: order the correct Nissan paint online and get free delivery.
If for any reason the plaque is not in the door jamb, there are several ways you can get the code:
- The color code will also be written on the firewall of your engine bay or may be found on the door pillar or core support
- You can get your Nissan paint code by the VIN – Call Nissan’s North America phone number on 1-800-647-7261. Give them your VIN, and they will give you the code over the phone.
- We have an easy-to-use color chooser you can choose the make and model of the car and get the code in minutes. If you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to call our customer care team.
How to quickly and easily repair a chip or scratch on Nissan’s (Altima, Rogue, Pathfinder, Armada, Rogue, GTR and all others)? Is it really that easy to do it yourself?
How does fixing your scratched Nissan by yourself sound?
It is incredibly easy, and with the right Nissan touch up paint, you can restore your car to the original factory finish without setting foot into a body shop. The longest part of the process is waiting for the car to dry. That aside, you can have your vehicle looking brand new in under an hour and a half.
Below are the key steps and the amount of time you will need to apply the Nissan touch up paint. Good painting conditions are essential, and you need an area that is not in direct sunlight, with a minimum temperature of 70°F:
- Prepare your Nissan for the process using soap and water (15 minutes)
- Sand the area by hand using 600 grit sandpaper (25 minutes)
- Reclean the sanded area using Wax & Grease Remover (10 minutes)
- Apply two medium coats of primer. (5 minutes per coat. One-hour dry time.)
- Apply two medium coats of Nissan touch up paint. (5 minutes. 20 minutes to dry each coat.)
- Spray the repair with clear coat 3 times. (15 minutes. Dry 10 minutes between each.)
- Let your Nissan repair dry for about a day.
Make sure to read the instructions that come with your paint thoroughly before starting. Our quick overview above is just a guide, but you can find more detailed instructions here. If you enjoy visual learning, we have some easy to follow videos on YouTube. If you have any concerns or questions, our customer care team is on hand to help.
What products do you need to paint your Nissan at home?
There are three options when purchasing paint to repair your Nissan:
- Paint Pen
- Paint Bottles
- 12 oz. Aerosol Spray Canister
You will notice that Nissan touch up paint pens are not on this. Why not? At ERA Paints we don’t sell them. In fact, paint pens do not have the level of quality that we expect. They don’t match the OEM colors as well as the other options and should only be used for the tiniest of scratches or chips. If you are looking to retouch your Nissan Quest Galaxy Black Metallic or your Nissan Murano Liquid Platinum Metallic, then the pen won’t lay the metallic flakes properly.
At ERA Paints, we define ourselves on quality. We don’t sell the paint pens because we can’t stand behind their effectiveness.
So, should you choose paint jars or aerosol paint? Primarily the choice depends on the quantity of paint that is required and what needs to be repaired. If you need to fix a small scratch or chip, then jars that have dabbers are the best choice.
With more substantial scratches, using a spray can is a must. If the whole bumper or a large panel on your Nissan Altima that needs to be redone, then you will need multiple spray cans. If you need any advice on quantities, feel free to contact us. In the pursuit of providing our customers with great value, we offer 12-ounce cans compared to some outlets who offer 10-ounces. Which means your money goes further with us.
What equipment is needed so you can repair the paint job on your Nissan yourself?
Unless there is a particular issue with your Nissan, you can fix the paint on your car yourself. The supplies you’ll need to touch up your Nissan are:
- The primer which will be applied before the color.
- OEM matched color paint may be applied using either a spray can or a jar and applicator.
- Paint without clearcoat can be dull and will appear to have a different color. Without clearcoat you will not get the desired gloss or the protection that it provides.
- Use Wax and Grease Remover to prepare the area and to clean after sanding.
- We recommend 320 or 600 grit sandpaper to smooth out the area.
- Using masking tape helps prevent any unnecessary mistakes.
- A shop towel helps keep your project lint free.
- The spray can trigger grip is optional but will be very useful
- Make sure to use nitrile gloves to keep the paint off your hands
We offer several kits for our Nissan customers that have a lot of these items together. They are cheaper and will help you save money.
The killer question that can save you hassle before you even buy your car, what color car is easiest to maintain?
One of the most commonly asked questions at dealerships across the country is which color is the best when it comes to maintenance? Different shades of paint are more prone to showing off scratches than others, while some can appear dirtier than others. For owners who take great pride in their vehicle, this can be a deciding factor in which color to choose. color
- The easiest colors to maintain are usually white, silver, gray
- White is excellent for hiding general dust and debris but is not ideal for more intensive mud stains
- Other light colors also require minimal effort
- Black, red, and metallic paint required the most maintenance.
- Light scratches are also more evident on pearl and metallic paints
- Black cars not only show up dust more prominently but they can also cause the interior of the car to overheat
Choosing a car color that is low maintenance means that it won’t require a wash every other day. Overall, they are more friendly on the back pocket and will save you a lot of time.
What are the biggest causes of chips and scratches on Nissan’s?
After spending your hard-earned cash on a new vehicle, finding a chip or scratch can be a real source of frustration. Despite proper maintenance, chips, dents, and scratches are unavoidable over the lifetime of a car. However, by knowing the most common causes of blemishes, you can look out for them and take the necessary precautions to avoid them.
- Improper cleaning of a Nissan is one of the leading causes of scratches. If you don’t use clean sponges dirt can build up and scratch the paint.
- Fortunately, this is the most avoidable source of scratches, and using proper materials can prevent them.
- Automatic car washes are also more likely to damage your car than hand washing. Check the materials your local car wash uses before deciding to proceed.
- Rocks and debris kicked up from other vehicles on the road are a common cause of scratches. Unfortunately, these are often out of your control, and only paying close attention to the road can help.
- If stains from fuel spills are not quickly cleaned off the exterior of your vehicle, they can cause the paintwork to peel. It is essential to clean your car immediately if fuel comes in contact with your paintwork.
Preventing damage to the paintwork can be difficult. Make sure to take care of your car when cleaning it and look out for debris on the road.
Touching up the paint on your Nissan shouldn’t have to break the bank, with our equipment kits you can do everything yourself without going near a body shop. The process is fairly straightforward and as always, our customer service team are on hand to help you with any questions.