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Use Our Subaru Forester Touch Up Paint Range to Recreate the Alluring Look of Your Favorite SUV.

You can bring any model of the Forester to us to get the factory finish shine and charm of it back. We have perfectly matched colors for your vehicle.

The Subaru touch up paint, and the Forester color combinations are the ultimate need for your vehicle’s journey of becoming new again.

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If you are looking for Forester auto paint, Subaru paint colors, or want to know how to use the touch up paint, then go through this guide we have created exclusively for you. We understand your struggle with the car’s restoration steps. Therefore, this guide is planned most conveniently.

It is so simple that even a person with no experience in cars can get their hands on the process and get the car’s freshness back. Our products are used by professionals and have given the best results on all types of models and brands. When you connect to us, you will have perfect results and collaboration with an emerging name in the industry.

We have divided the process of information into six different segments. You can either read the whole thing or go directly to the desired step. The questions we are answering are:

  1. Where can you find your Forester paint code?
  2. How do you apply Subaru touch up paint?
  3. What Subaru Forester paint product should you use?
  4. What equipment do you need for your paint repairs?
  5. What repairs can you do yourself?
  6. How do you match Forester touch up paint color?

We have tried to resolve all your queries in this guide. However, we know in processes like this, there are confusions left. You can read our FAQ page to clear out those questions. Nonetheless, to seek help from our experts, you can connect with us on 971-770-2372 or email us at

You can get access to information for other Subaru models on this page.

Where can you find your Forester paint code?

Finding the paint code is not a big deal for your Forester. Nonetheless, the location for the code is at three different places. You will have to check your car’s manual to see where the code lies. The spots are:

  1. The Strut Towers
  2. The Passenger Side Door Edge
  3. The Driver Side Door Jamb

For the doors jamb and door edge on both sides, follow these steps

  1. Go to the side of the door and open it
  2. Look for the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Sticker
  3. Spot the Barcode on it
  4. The color code lies beneath the barcode, such as “H5Q.”

For the Strut Towers, you have to do this:

  1. Open the hood of the car
  2. Spot the strut towers
  3. Find the VIN sticker and look for the barcode
  4. The color code lies beneath the barcode, such as “H5Q.”

You can also find a video YouTube channel, along with application instructions to help with your project!

How do you apply Subaru touch up paint?

The process of applying the Forester touch up paint is simple. You have to be patient with the drying phases.

  1. Use some detergent or soap to clean the surface of the car to avoid interruption due to any external particles
  2. Take sandpaper and use it on the scratched area
  3. Then use a grease/wax remover to remove any particles of the sandpaper left on the area
  4. Let the area dry completely
  5. Cover the surrounding area of the scratch with a masking tape
  6. Prime the area with a good quality primer. Make sure to apply it multiple times in different batches and let it dry
  7. Apply the Subaru touch up paint color in layers until the real color, and the touch up paint is in even tone and equalized
  8. Let it dry for around 30 minutes
  9. To have a shiny look and to preserve the color, use a clear coat
  10. Allow the car to dry overnight

What Subaru paint product should you use?

We highly recommend you to use our Forester touch up paint bottles and touch up spray paint. These two will give you maximum coverage and will conceal all the scratch marks smoothly and evenly. You will not have to worry about the touch up paint looking unnatural with these. However, you may have thought of the touch up paint pens, but let us be very honest; the pen might not be too effective.

What equipment do you need for Forester paint repairs?

The list of equipment you need is here; make sure you have all of these before you start.

  1. Primer: to hold the color
  2. Sandpaper: to remove the color
  3. Masking tape: to cover the surrounding area
  4. Subaru Forester touch up paint: to give your car a new look
  5. Clear-Coat: for better and smooth shiny results
  6. Wax/Grease remover: to remove remaining particles of sandpaper
  7. Gloves: to protect your skin
  8. A spare cloth: to clean

What repairs can you do yourself to your Subaru?

You can do the following things with ease and convenience

  1. Remove small dents and scratches from the body of the car
  2. By using the touch up paint by us, you can make your car’s paintwork flawless
  3. Enhance the look of your Forester with our new brake Caliper Paint!

How do you match Subaru Forester touch up paint color?

To find the perfect Subaru colors, here is what you need to do:

  1. Look for the paint code on the VIN sticker
  2. Reach out to car body shop or repair shop
  3. With the technology at ERA Paints, the computer will automatically find the right shade
  4. We will give you a perfect match on the results provided by the computer

Final Word

We hope this guide has been your good companion for the whole process. If you still have confusion, connect on the information as mentioned above. We guarantee you the utmost satisfaction.


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