What Tools Do I Need for a Nissan Touch Up Paint Job?

nissan Touch Up Paint Tools including Polishing compound, sand paper, clearcoat, basecoat, primer and wax and grease remover wipe
To create the best looking coat and touch up paint for your Nissan vehicle, we recommend the following:

PRIMER, COLOR, AND CLEARCOATYou’ll put down three coats for your Nissan touch up paint job. The Colorcoat provides the color.  Clearcoat provides a thin protective layer for your paint job, while Primer is required for damage that has reached the original base material.

WAX AND GREASE REMOVER CLOTH - The wax and grease remover cloth is used to remove wax, grease, and contaminants before painting.

SANDPAPERWet-sanding the affected area removes rust and prepares the surface with a rough finish so the Nissan touch up paint can stick better.

POLISHING COMPOUND - The polishing compound smooths everything out with a factory-grade finish.

These tools are all available with our Platinum Kit but can be purchased separately on the TouchUpDirect website.

How to Apply Nissan Touch Up Paint

Looking for help with your Nissan touch up paint? We have an entire library of instructions and how-to videos designed to walk you through the Nissan paint process.

How to Find Your Nissan Paint Code

To make sure you have an exact color match for your Nissan paint, the simplest option is to have your Nissan paint color code ready. The paint color code stickers can be found in different locations, but they all contain three digits. Whether they are letters, numbers or a combination of the two. On the bottom left corner of the sticker, you will find "Color/Color Trim" and your code for color match will be right underneath. The Nissan paint color code for a Nissan car is typically located on the driver side door jamb, on the door pillar or even on the hinge area of the door. If you did not find your code there, it may be located on the firewall - on the center or on the passenger side or on the engine compartment and possibly on the radiator support. Nissan Paint Code Examples: K36, RAQ, QAB
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Nissan history and information

Nissan's Story

The Nissan Motor Corporation went through many changes before it became what it is today, one of the top 5 largest car manufacturers in Japan. Operating under the name Datsun in its early years, the Nissan brand was introduced in the mid 1930s. Their primary market were little pickups and trucks for the simple reason that the use of passenger cars was not widespread in Japan at the time. This all changed when they proposed the little DAT car and Datsun car. From this point on, Nissan made big progress, the Datsun type 15 even became the first mass-produced vehicle in Japan. The company started exporting cars and trucks in Australia but it was only a stepping stone to their entry in the American market. Their early success in the U.S. market was supported by the use of the latest technological advancement and their design inspired by the Italian style. Similar to other Japanese manufacturers, Nissan was also favored in America during the oil crisis for their smaller high-quality economic models. In 1999 Nissan entered an alliance with French car maker Renault, the joint venture is now known under the name Renault-Nissan B.V. This alliance proved very efficient for the brand and it completely revived its sales around the globe. Nissan effectively maintained their technological predispositions and as such, the company has become a pioneer of the electric and low-emission car market. The Nissan Leaf and its truck counterpart the Nissan e-NV200 are the figureheads of Nissan's electric car line. What would be better to sustain your Nissan's body paint than TouchUpDirect's line of eco-friendly and color exact match touch up paint? With its low VOC and the no waste product line, TouchUpDirect is really the best touch up paint you can use on your Nissan.