Scratches and dings happen. Luckily, you don’t need a full paint job to fix these minor problems. Using Honda touch paint is a quick and easy fix that will have your Honda looking great without spending a lot of money.
Your Honda color code is located on the driver’s door jamb. The white sticker will have a series of six alphanumeric combinations beneath the barcode. Yours will look something like this:
DEC 2 AA1 -NH583M -F -B
The fourth set of numbers and letters is your paint color. In our example this is -NH583M. The sixth sequence is a single letter (in our case -B). Since each model will have a unique variation of the paint color, the sixth letter is the factory code. This letter is also the 11th digit of your VIN.
To ensure you get the right color touch up paint for your Honda, use both the Honda paint code and factory code when you order.
– Prep your Honda for Touch Up Paint
– Only use Honda touch up paint if the temperature is over 50 degree Fahrenheit. Colder weather will negatively effect paint application.
– Wash the areas you want to paint with soap and water. If you’ve recently waxed your car, use a wax and greaser remover. Tape off the area with masking tape to protect the surrounding paint.
– If you’re using Honda touch up paint on an unpainted surface such as bare metal or plastic, apply primer in several thin coats of primer before you paint.
Keeping your Honda’s paint looking like new is a job, but it will keep you feeling great about your vehicle, in addition to protecting your investment and helping your resell value when it’s time to upgrade.