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Touch Up Paint

If you have an unsightly scratch or stone chip on your smart, check out the paint touch up pens available from smart.

Modification Details




Why Use Touch Up Paint

Touch up paint pens are small vials of paint to match one of the various smart colours.
They are used if you have a scratch or stone chip that needs covering up.

Drawbacks

Although the paint is made especially for smart, they very rarely match exactly simply because
some of the panels aren't painted. Panels also fade over time making them appear lighter.

The finish is never going to be perfect but will usually be better than a scratch.
When used on the Tridion it will stop any bared metal from rusting.

Limitations

If you have scratch black, numeric blue, aqua vanilla etc, you are going to have problems.

Using Touch Up Paint

Clean the panel that has the damage, you need to remove all the wax as well as the dirt.
Shake the touch up paint for a couple of minutes to ensure it is properly mixed.
Open the paint pen, forget the brush that comes with it, it's too big for what we need.
Pour a small amount into a cap and dab the paint into the damage using a cardboard match, 
toothpick or cocktail stick. Don't use a brushing motion as it will leave brush marks.

You will want to apply 2 or 3 layers and allow at least 1 hour drying time in between applications.

The finished paint application will be above the surface of the original paint.
You must now leave it to totally dry for at least 24 hours. Depends on temperature.

Soak a 1200 grit sanding block for a few hours and gently sand just the fresh paint.
It is of the upmost importance that you take your time and not touch the original paint.
Then move on to 2000 grit and then 3000 grit sanding blocks (again soaked in water).

When the new paint has been brought down to the same level as the original it will look dull.
This is fixed by using a good quality cutting compound (not T-Cut) on and around the repair.

Once it has been blended into the original paint, use car polish and then a car wax to protect.

Touch Up Paint Codes

450 fortwo coupe & cabrio colours

Tridion black - C47L - Q0007800V001C47L00
Tridion silver - C49L - Q0007755V001C49L00

clear coat - Q0003847V001000000
anthracite - C16L - Q0005487V001C16L00
for silver - C02L - Q0005488V001C02L00
true blue - C22L - Q0005489V002C22L00
bay grey - C44L - Q0007789V002C44L00
river silver - C50L - Q0010772V001C50L00
jack black - C21L - Q0007800V001C21L00
blue - C85L - Q0013183V001C85L00
aluminium silver - C49L - Q0007755V001C49L00
pyrite grey (limited one) - C78L - A 000 986 23 50

451 fortwo coupe & cabrio colour

Tridion black - C46L - A 000 986 21 50
Tridion silver - C48L - A 000 986 23 50

red metallic - CA3L - A 000 986 23 50
blue metallic - CA9L - A 000 986 23 50
silver metallic - CA0L - replaced by C50L below
silver metallic - C50L - A 000 986 23 50
light yellow - CA6L - A 000 986 23 50
jack black - CA7L - A 000 986 23 50
cristal white - CA8L - A 000 986 23 50
 light blue (limited two) - CC1L - A 000 986 23 50

Paint sticks for the 451 seem to currently be under the same code.
Just state the part number and the 4 digit paint colour for the correct shade.

452 Roadster & Roadster-coupe colours

Tridion black - C47L - Q0007800V001C47L00
Tridion silver - C49L - Q0007755V001C49L00

star blue - C85L - Q0013183V001C85L00
champagne remix - C58L - Q0014794V001C58L00
shine yellow - C57L - Q0015177V001C57L00
spice red - C56L - Q0015178V001C56L00
jack black - C55L - Q0015179V001C55L00
glance grey - C59L - Q0015180V001C59L00
BRABUS speed silver - CA0L - Q0019327V001CA0L00
RCR red - Ferrari FER300/12 - not available from smart

forfour

black tridion - C95L - Q0019758V001C95L00
silver tridion - C96L - Q0019757V001C96L00
titanium tridion - C97L - Q0019759V001C97L00
phat red - C67L - Q0019750V001C67L00
deep green - C93L - Q0019756V001C93L00
flame red - C91L - Q0019754V001C91L00
graphite blue - C68L - Q0019751V001C68L00
ice white - C69L - Q0019752V001C69L00
melon green - C92L - Q0019755V001C92L00
starlight silver - C80L - Q0019753V001C80L00
bay grey - C44L - Q0007789V001C44L00
star blue - C85L - Q0013183V001C85L00
jack black - C55L - Q0015179V001C55L00

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