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ACHIEVE A FLAWLESS FACTORY FINISH WITH OUR PLYMOUTH TOUCH UP PAINT
Our ingenious paint-matching process means you can get the Plymouth Mopar touch up paint that will guarantee to make your vehicle shine.
Find the Plymouth paint code for your vehicle and get the best Plymouth touch up paint to restore your paintwork.
Regardless of whether you need PXR paint codes, Phantom Gray Pearl paint, or even Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat colors, ERA Paints has what you are looking for. We love providing top-quality customer service to all our clients and helping them to find the Plymouth touch up paint that will restore their vehicle to its former glory.
It doesn’t matter whether you have an Acclaim, Breeze or Neon, we have the right Mopar touch up paint to get the job done. We even stock PW7 paint and PX8 paint, as well as the sought after Pearl White paint color.
The paint we supply is the gold-standard of the industry and the same stuff that is used by the professionals at body shops. We only sell OEM touch up paint that provides an exceptional finish. To provide even more value to our customers, all orders or our site come with free shipping.
With our guide, even people without any prior experience in paintwork repairs can fix the scratch or scrape on the body of their Plymouth. Doing it yourself is far kinder on your bank balance, and it will also save you from having to take time out of your schedule to drop your car off at the auto-body shop.
We have provided a wealth of information on a variety of topics surrounding the Plymouth touch up paint process that includes the tools, and what steps you need to take.
- Where is the paint code located on a Plymouth vehicle?
- Repairing your Plymouth with Touch Up Paint
- Should you use Plymouth spray paint or a Plymouth touch up paint pen?
- The best tools for the Plymouth touch up paint process
- The easiest Plymouth colors to maintain
- Should you fix the scratch yourself or go to a body shop?
As well as the information provided, we have also created an entire library of videos on YouTube. These provide more specific instructions on the touch-up process and how to do it. Check our channel out if you need step-by-step instructions or call us, and we can provide some assistance over the telephone 971-770-2372.
Where is the paint code located on a Plymouth vehicle?
Before purchasing any Plymouth touch up paint, you must find the paint code. Paint codes are a sequence of numbers and letters that help us identify the type of paint that the manufacturer used on your vehicle. These are typically found on the manufacturer’s sticker or VIN tag, and is either black, silver, or white.
Depending on the specific model and year of your Plymouth, the tag will be situated in different areas of the car. To find the Plymouth paint code:
- Open the driver’s side door and look on the door jamb
- Go to the front of the car and open the hood.
- Look along the firewall and then check on both strut towers.
Plymouth paint codes are three digits long and contain numbers and letters. You can find the code located next to the “PAINT” heading, which is under the barcode on the VIN sticker.
An example code is: PW7
The PW7 paint code represents Neon Bright White, while the PX8 paint code represents Black. On the label, you will only find the PRV paint code and not the description, Dark Garnet Red Pearl.
After you have the paint code, use our color code finder and enter the details of your vehicle, and select your paint code. All orders are delivered with free shipping.
If the manufacturer’s tag is not in one of the spots listed above:
- Call us at 971-770-2372 and speak to a staff member. We can help identify your paint code. The phone lines are open from 8 am to 2 pm PST, Monday to Saturday.
- Use our online selector tool. Simply enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle, and it lists all of the possible options.
- Send an email over to us at CustomerService@ERAPaints.com.
Repairing your Plymouth with Touch Up Paint
With the Plymouth paint kits and products that we stock, repairing damage to the paintwork of your vehicle is hassle-free. Doing the work yourself is a great way to spend an afternoon and will save you both time and money.
Whether you are using PXR paint, PR4 paint, or PW7 paint, the process is nearly identical. However, make sure to check the exact instructions that come with the color before you start work.
Before you start, we recommend testing the paint to get an idea of how it lays the color. Also, never use paint that has run past its expiry date as it can affect the finish. Ideally, do the work in fair weather and try to do it away from direct sunlight as the paint dry unevenly. To repair your Plymouth:
- Clean the scratch with soap and water – this step is optional, but it will give you a better idea of the extent of the damage.
- To remove any edges, sand the damage with 320 and 600 grit paper.
- Clean the area again, but this time use wax and grease remover.
- Ring off the scrape with masking tape. This helps to prevent new paint from getting on the rest of the vehicle.
- Lay the primer in thin coats. We recommend doing it several times and waiting for around five minutes between each.
- Allow 30 minutes for it to dry
- Apply the Plymouth touch up paint. Do it in thin layers and bring it in line with the surrounding paint. Wait a few minutes between layers.
- Allow 30 minutes for it to dry
- To seal everything off, apply the clear coat in the same manner as the primer and OEM touch up paint.
- Let everything dry overnight.
To really make your Plymouth shine, you can use rubbing compounds on it. However, you must wait three days before doing so. Also, if you are using a spray can, make sure not to change or switch nozzles from a different product as this can disrupt the way the paint lays.
Use our YouTube channel for detailed instructions on the steps above. They break everything down bit by bit. Or give us a call and our staff can give you some pointers on the best way to apply the paint.
Should you use Plymouth spray paint or a Plymouth touch up paint pen?
The best paint product for the job depends on several things. Usually, the size of the scratch is the most defining factor, but the location of the damage also plays a part. Typically, we recommend using:
- Plymouth spray paint
- Jars of Plymouth paint
Most scratches and scrapes can be fixed with spray canisters, these come in 12oz cans and easily cover large areas. They are very versatile and great for colors like Phantom Gray Pearl. For easier use, we even stock a specially made trigger clip that attaches to the can.
If your scrape is in a difficult place or small, then we recommend using jars of Plymouth paint. The small applicators that they come with allow you intricately lay the color and make sure each spot is getting the correct coverage.
While they have seen a rise in popularity recently, we don’t recommend Plymouth touch up paint pens. Getting an original factory finish should be the goal of everyone looking to breathe some life back into their damaged Plymouth. Unfortunately, paint pens don’t provide the level of quality that we like to offer our customers. Pearl white paint colors and metallic colors are prone to flaking if applied with a paint pen, so steer clear.
The best tools for the Plymouth touch up paint process
It can be tempting to cut costs as much as possible when doing the work yourself. However, we recommend getting the right equipment to make sure you get a flawless factory finish. Luckily, none of these items are going to break the bank. You are going to need:
- 320 & 600 grit sandpaper to even out the area before sanding.
- Wax & grease remover to clear debris from sanding and to prepare the area for painting.
- Masking tape will cordon off the affected area.
- Primer to help the OEM touch up paint bond to the body of your Plymouth
- Plymouth touch up paint in either a canister or a jar
- Clear coat seals off your work once the color has been laid
- Nitrile gloves keep your hands safe throughout
- Get a blue shop towel to mop up any spills
We provide a variety of kits that contain everything you will need to do the work at home successfully. You can opt for one of our Plymouth touch up paint kits, or you can purchase the accessories separately.
The easiest Plymouth colors to maintain
The color you choose for your vehicle can sometimes be interpreted as a reflection on your personality. Some people like bright colors, while others prefer more subtle hues. However, some colors will require more work to maintain, and others can show dirt or scrapes far easier.
The hardest colors to maintain are:
- Black and red colors highlight dirt. This means they require a lot of cleaning and extra maintenance to keep them shining. Scrapes also show up quickly, which can be a problem.
- Pearl and metallic colors are often difficult to repair. To mix these paints, the color first has to be matched and then the flake pattern, this additional step can sometimes be problematic and may require a professional.
The easiest colors to maintain are:
- Variations of gray
- Lighter colors, in general, don’t require a lot of cleaning and hide scratches well
Whether your vehicle has a PAU paint code or a PS2 paint code is mostly a matter of personal preference. Don’t choose the color of your car based entirely on the color, but it could be worth a moment’s thought before signing for a new vehicle as it could save you time and money in the long run.
Should you fix the scratch yourself or go to a body shop?
There are some excellent aspects to doing DIY work, especially on your vehicle. These include:
- Being cheaper than a body shop
- Taking less time
- Less overall disruption to your schedule
However, it does come with some downsides. These include:
- Not knowing the process in-depth.
- Not being suitable for particularly large areas of damage.
Going to a body shop is useful because:
- The work is often guaranteed to be done well
- It is ideal for considerable damage as they have the tools
- Finished to a great quality standard
The downsides of going to the professionals are:
- The cost. It is vastly more expensive
- It will consume a lot more of your time as you have to leave your vehicle with them.
- Not focused around your schedule.
With the information in this article, even beginners should be able to get their Plymouth back to its original factory finish. It doesn’t matter if you need PX8 paint or PXR paint, we have the correct product for you to get the repairs underway as soon as possible. Just remember to follow the instructions that come with the paint and check out our videos for more help.