About Touch Up

The purpose of car touch up (and our main goal) is to make damage less noticeable.  After touch up is performed, how little of the damage can still be seen depends greatly on the original severity and the color of the vehicle.  We strive to make your car look as good as possible.  If we aren’t confident we can make the damage look at least 70% better from 5 feet away, we will inform you and help you come up with the best plan of action.

Click here for reasons to call us before you try to DIY…

Services we don't perform and damage that should go to a body shop

Downtime Explained

A general rule about car color concerning touch up is...


Click on your color in the table below to see a detailed explanation if available.

In order from easiest to hardest:

Black     Yep! No misprint here.

Dark Blue

Dark Green

White “without pearl”


Very Dark Grey

Most dark colors with and without metallics

In order from hardest to easiest:

Silver, Gold and most light metallic colors

Light colors without metallic fleck

Three stage paints (pearl white)

Some potentially useful paint terminology:

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