Merkur Touch Up Paint
The Merkur brand is in fact another one of Ford's child brands. This time, the parent company wanted to exploit the increasing popularity of the European exports in America. As the new subsidiary was to be sold along its counterparts Mercury and Lincoln dealers, the name of the project became Merkur, the German word for Mercury. The cars were imported from Germany and built by the Ford Europe German plant.
Just as Ford Europe in Germany was assembling the Mercury Capri during the 70's, one of the most sought after imports in the U.S. during that time, the company decided to label the future car Merkur to appeal to the customers. The original Merkur lineup consisted of two models, the XR4Ti and the Scorpio. The first one was a performance oriented hatchback while the latter was a luxury sedan.
One of the problems encountered with the brand was the differences between the European regulations and the stricter American ones. In fact, each and every Merkur sold in the U.S. had to be modified according to the emissions law and the safety requirements like added airbags or a passive restraint system. Another factor that played a big role in the cessation of the brand was the unfavorable exchange rate between the Deutsche Mark and the Dollar that made the car quite expensive.
In any case, Merkur having been founded in 1985 and concluded in 1989 makes it one of the most ephemeral brand in the U.S. car industry. Even if the brand was short-lived, it is well worth the time to maintain yours with a bit of touch up paint. Fortunately, TouchUpDirect is carrying a wide scope of Merkur touch up paint. If you have a Merkur, we have the touch up paint you need in the format you prefer.
All of our colors come right out of the manufacturer’s books. Under our Color Match Guarantee, we make sure that the color provided to you is a match for the one on your vehicle. Learn More →
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What tools do I need for a Merkur touch up paint job?
To create the best looking coat for your vehicle, we recommend the following:
PRIMER, COLOR, AND CLEARCOAT - It goes without saying that you need paint to do a touch up paint job. 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.
SANDPAPER - Wet-sanding the affected area removes rust and prepares the surface with a rough finish so the 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 Merkur touch up paint?
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