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Custom mixed car paint FAQs

If you need additional assistance on a query not answered below, please email customer support at helpteam@paintnuts.co.uk.

I don’t know my paint code but I need a touch up?

We access your paint code using our mixing system - simply enter your vehicle reg, which will bring up the make, model and colour, place your order and we will do the rest. 

Where can I find my paint code?

Your paint code will be in your vehicles hand book and can also be found on a sticker or plate on the car; usually located inside the door frame, under the bonnet, in the glove box or wheel well. Here's a guide on how to find your paint code.

Can you just get paints colour matched for cars?

As well as cars we can match paints for bikes, motorcycles, commercial and agricultural vehicles: we have over 77,000 colours including RAL, BS and pantone shades

I have a classic car, can I get colour matched paint?

No problem - we can match paint colours for classic and vintage vehicles! However, we can't do it by registration look up. In this instance, we need you to check for your paint code, or know the colour name. Here's more about how you might find your colour code. If you've got any queries you can ask our expert team, who will be happy to help.

*If you have a Rover and for some other older vehicles, we will need your paint code

Which size paint is best for which type of scratch?

For resprays, obviously an aerosol is what you need, for scratches and chips you can choose either a 100ml pot touch up with a fine brush or a 20ml touch up pen with a needle point pen and super fine brush. The pen is ideal for fine detailed scratches, scuffs and stone chips as the needle point allows just the right amount of paint to be applied and sits nicely in the scratch.

Do I need to use a primer and lacquer?

A primer is only required if your chip or scratch goes down to the metal and if any rust is present. A lacquer is recommended in most instances – especially with metallic paints. It should be applied 24 hours after the coloured coat and will give a perfect finish.

How do I get the touch up to look its best?

The key to applying a successful touch up is smooth, light strokes and building up layers to the original paintwork level - leave to dry for 10-25 minutes between coats or 24 hours before lacquer. See our guide on using touch-up pens.

Can you mix pearlescent paints?

Most modern paints are metallic and many are pearlescent - and we can mix 99% of pearlescent paint codes. However, there are a few tri-colour mixes that cannot be matched. Search for your paint code using your reg number.

How do I use touch-up paint?

Using a paint touch up pen to fix minor damage is easy to do in three steps. First, shake the pen to make sure the paint is thoroughly mixed. Second, make sure your surface is clean and free of polish, wax and dust. Third, use the touch up pen to apply thin, light layers, leaving up to 25 minutes for the paint to dry between coats. Leave the paint to cure for 24 hours before polishing or adding laquer. See the step-by-step instructions on using a touch up pen in our guide. 

How good is a car touch up paint pen?

Used correctly, a car touch up pen will give you a good result without the bother and cost of sending the car to the bodyshop. They are designed to fix minor damage like chips and scratches to make them less obvious, though clearly they won’t ever be bodyshop-perfect. If you order the right paint and apply it as recommended, the damage will blend in. PaintNuts car touch up pens are mixed to order because they are an exact colour match to the original paint. On older cars, your original paint may have faded - this is normal, but it does mean the colour of your pen might appear more vibrant. You can blend in the fix by using other products, like PaintNuts Professional Scratch & Scuff Remover or a wax polish to bring out more of the original colour and shine. Order your touch up pen using your registration or paint code.

How do I touch-up car paint?

With patience and care! But seriously, it’s an easy process with a paint touch up pen. Shake the pen, make sure your surface is clean, and apply in thin, light layers until you’ve built up the colour to match the original paint of your car. You might need primer or rust treatment, and laquer will protect the new paint afterwards. Order your paint touch up pen using your registration or paint code.

How do I buy car touch up paint by registration number?

It’s easy with PaintNuts! Our database holds details about most car touch up pen paint colours based on their registration. Just pop your registration number in the search bar on our homepage or colour matched paint page and we’ll do the rest. Find out more about ordering from PaintNuts.

How do I remove light scratches and scuffs from my car?

You’ll want to get your hands on PaintNuts Professional Scratch & Scuff Remover. It’s the new generation of polishing compounds, specially developed for permanently removing light scratches, scuffs and sanding marks. It’s easy to use - simply clean your vehicle, apply the Scratch & Scuff Remover, and buff away those scratches. Read more about it and how to use it on the Scratch & Scuff Remover page.

Where can I buy Land Rover touch up paint?

PaintNuts can mix paint for all models of Land Rover, including metallics. We’ve made ordering as easy as possible. You can use your car’s registration number to order the exact paint touch up pen from our database. Alternatively, you can use the paint code itself (here’s how you find your paint code). If you order it online from PaintNuts, you can have your Land Rover touch up paint delivered in  2-3 working days if you choose the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

Where can I buy Land Rover Woodcote Green touch up paint?

PaintNuts can mix Woodcote Green touch up paint for all models of Land Rover. The three most common are ‘Woodcote Green Metallic (HPE) 1204’, ‘Woodcote Green Metallic (1204) 623’, and ‘Woodcode Green Metallic (1204) HPE’.  We’ve made ordering easy - use your car’s registration number to order from our database. Alternatively, you can use the paint code itself (here’s how you find your paint code). You can have your Land Rover touch up paint delivered in  2-3 working days if you choose our Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

Where can I buy Honda pewter colour touch up paint?

PaintNuts can mix Honda pewter touch up paint for all models. The three most common are ‘Dark Pewter Metallic NH773M’, ‘Gilded Pewter Beige Metallic YR596M’, and ‘Pewter Grey Metallic NH537M’.  Ordering is easy - use your car’s registration number or the paint code itself (here’s how to find your paint code). You can have your Honda colour touch up paint delivered in  2-3 working days if you choose our Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

Where can I buy Honda touch up paint?

You can buy touch up paint for all Honda models from PaintNuts, including metallics and pearlescents. We’ve made ordering as easy as possible. Use your car’s registration number to order the exact colour match from our database. Alternatively, use the paint code itself (here’s how to find your paint code). When you order online from PaintNuts, you can have your Honda touch up paint delivered in  2-3 working days if you choose the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

Where can I buy graphite colour touch up paint for a Hyundai?

PaintNuts can mix the exact colour Hyundai graphite paint for all models of Hyundai, including metallics like ‘Hyundai Graphite Grey Metallic WJX’, ‘Graphite Grey Metallic TC’, and ‘Platinum Graphite Metallic ABT’. All we need is your car’s registration number or the paint code itself (here’s how you find your paint code). If you order it online from PaintNuts, your graphite touch up paint can be delivered in as soon as 2-3 working days if you choose the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

Where can I buy touch up paint for a Hyundai?

PaintNuts can mix the exact colour paint for all models of Hyundai, including metallics. All we need is your car’s registration number (we’ll use this to find it in our database) or the paint code itself (here’s how you find your paint code). If you order it online from PaintNuts, your Hyundai touch up paint can be delivered in as soon as 2-3 working days if you choose the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

What colour is my car by registration?

There are a few ways you can find out the exact colour of your vehicle if you need to order a paint touch up pen. One of these is through your registration number - simply put it into the search bar on our homepage and we’ll do the rest! In a few cases, our database won’t have the exact details, so we might ask you to put in the paint code yourself. Here’s how to find your paint code on your car.

Where can I buy car touch up paint pens?

PaintNuts sells car touch up paint pens, mixed to order to ensure the best quality of exact match paint. All you need to order your paint is your car’s registration number (we’ll use this to find it in our database) or the paint code itself (here’s how you find your paint code). If you order it online from PaintNuts, your touch up paint can be delivered in as soon as 2-3 working days if you choose the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option. Other delivery options are available.

What is car scratch remover?

You can improve the overall look of your car’s paintwork with PaintNuts Professional Scratch & Scuff Remover.  This clever product is a polishing compound that has been specially developed for permanently removing light scratches and scuffs, including sanding marks, and blending in paint repairs. It’s ideal for using on all finishes, including metallics and pearlescents. It’s easy to use too, and you’ll be able to see the results straight away. Order PaintNuts Professional Scratch & Scuff Remover and have it delivered in 2-3 working days by selecting the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

Is car touch up paint any good?

Car touch up paint is a practical, cost-effective alternative to taking your car into the bodyshop. Our pens and bottles are ideal for minor paint damage like chips, scuffs and scratches. While it will never be perfect, it’s possible to get a really good result. Our paint comes from MPEX, a British company that produces high quality premium car paint of bodyshop quality - it’s durable and easy-to-use to get a good result. Find out more about the paints and the technology behind the mixing process and see our tips on getting optimal results.

What type of plastic filler is for large dents and holes?

There’s a type of filler to suit every job. The one you want for large dents and holes in vehicles, caravans and trailers is our MPEX Glass Fibre Filler. This is a 2 pack glass fibre reinforced filler supplied with a tube of activator hardener. It’s a high quality, British-made filler that’s easy to apply and sand. Find out more about this filler for large dents and holes and order it for home delivery in 2-3 working days by selecting the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

How can I find Vauxhall paint codes by registration?

There are a few ways you can find out your Vauxhall paint codes by registration if you need to order a paint touch up pen. Simply put it into the search bar on our homepage and we’ll find the exact match for your original colour. In rare cases, our database won’t have the exact details of the Vauxhall paint codes by registration, so we might ask you to put in the paint code yourself. Here’s how to find your paint code on your car.

How can I blend in a paint scuff on my car?

Use a high quality innovative British product like PaintNuts Professional Scratch & Scuff Remover. It has been specially developed for permanently removing light scratches, scuffs and sanding marks. It can also help blend in new paint applied with a touch up pen. It’s suitable for all types of paintwork including metallics and pearlescents. Simply apply and buff off in minutes using a PaintNuts Microfibre Buffing Cloth, which is a super soft cloth that won’t leave swirl marks.

How can I blend in a touch up pen?

Your touch up pen is designed to blend in minor damage like chips and scratches. We mix an exact colour from your registration or paint code. If you have an older car, your original paint may have faded - this is normal, but it does mean the colour of your pen might appear more vibrant. You can blend in the fix by using other products, like PaintNuts Professional Scratch & Scuff Remover, which gives great results. Ready to buy? Order your touch up pen for home delivery in 2-3 working days by selecting the Priority Frast Tracked delivery option.

 

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