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Paint

Our paint is custom mixed using professional paint mixing systems. All you need is to supply us with the colour code and manufacturer. Click here to mix your paint

Almost all modern automotive paint systems are designed to use clear coat. All major vehicle manufacturers use it, all body shops use it, and any reputable touch up company should too.

Clear coat protects your paint’s color. It has UV and chemical resistance as well as other protective qualities. But in addition to that, paints are actually engineered with clear coat in mind. So without clear coat, you may not get the correct, true color you want.

If you have recently placed an order with us and want to track its progress give us a call on +44 (0) 2866 322720 and we can supply you with your tracking number

Deep scratches down to paint or primed layer can be repaired by Xtreme Autos paint. Multiple coats can be applied for a better effect.

Normally our paint should be with you by 3-5 workings days, if you haven't received your paint by then please contact us.

Clean it Up

Washing removes excess dirt and ensures it isn't sealed into paint. For little scratches, clean just the areas around the scratch. If the damage is more extensive, wash the entire car. Wait until the heat of the day has passed or park the car in the shade for best results. Use only soft, non-abrasive sponges or cloths, and dry the entire car thoroughly when you’re finished.

Sand it Down

It can be nerve-wracking to touch your car with sandpaper, especially since you’re already upset about it being scratched. But trust us: it’s the best way to even out the damaged area. For deep scratches, start with 500 or 600 (or coarser). Shallow scratches can be addressed with 1000 - 1500. Once you’ve gotten the scratch evened out as much as you can, finish with 2000-grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Use a clean microfiber towel to wipe away the debris and guarantee the area is completely clean.

Rub it Out

Rubbing compound is perfect for clear coat scratches, and also removes scuffs from sanding the scratch. Apply by hand or with an electric buffer. If you have a buffer, attach a clean pad and place a liberal amount of rubbing compound on the damaged part of your car. Start buffing on a low speed to spread the compound out before increasing the speed. Apply firm pressure and using circular motions. Keep the buffer moving constantly to avoid burning through the clear coat. Repeat as needed.

Fill it In

Glazing or spot putty is necessary to fill in deeper scratches. Choose a reliable brand, and get a squeegee for easy application. Use the squeegee to spread the putty over the prepared area, making sure to cover the entire scratch the first time. A second coat could disrupt the smooth surface you’re trying to create. Wet a soft cloth and gently wipe the area until putty covers only the scratch. After the area has dried completely, sand it down to remove any uneven spots in the putty. Wipe off the debris and clean the area using a clean microfiber cloth or towel.

Practice, Practice, Practice!

This is kind of a curveball in the preparation process because you don’t actually do anything to the affected area in it! This step is where you practice the application of your touch up paint on the included practice strip. Even professionals need practice, and this is one of the best ways to make sure all your other preparation isn’t wasted.

Yes! But wheel and interior selection is limited, and to find a code for it is rather difficult. We recommend emailing us first to see if it is available or if it is possible. Some wheels are painted and some are powder coated. Domestic wheel colours are frequently published in manufacturers colour books.

We try hard to display this information for you. However even experienced painters can have a difficult time finding the paint code so please don't get discouraged. Some car manufacturers keep paint code locations consistent, others change year to year, and from plant to plant. However please refer to this GUIDE which may help you locate your paint code. For FORDS we will require your Chassis Number or Vehicle Reg