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

volkswagen 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 get quality color match 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.

SANDPAPERWet 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 Volkswagen Touch Up Paint

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

How to Find Your Volkswagen Paint Code

To locate the color code on Volkswagen models, head to the rear of your vehicle and start by looking at the rear deck lid or the rear compartment. The color code information can also be under the trunk mat or inside the spare tire wheel well. Volkswagen paint color codes are often a combination of letters and numbers and it can be between 2 to 4 characters. Volkswagen Paint Code Examples: L041, LZ9Y, LD7
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Volkswagen history and information

Volkswagen's Story

The idea behind the creation of Volkswagen was to allow German families access to affordable cars just like the Americans at the time. You can retrace the origin of the company through its name as Volkswagen which literally translates to "people's car”. The concept was unsurprisingly very popular at the time but it is the quality and engineering that made the Volkswagen group the biggest automaker of both Europe and Germany. This success is clearly demonstrated by the fact that the brand holds three spots in the top 10 list of best selling cars of all time - the Golf, the Beetle and the Passat. Sold on the idea of a small car for the population, Volkswagen owes the design of the iconic beetle to Ferdinand Porsche. The front hood of the car was rounded for better aerodynamics as the engine was smaller than the more luxurious cars made at the time. Volkswagen managed to enter the American market with a combination of their reputation for making reliable cars and witty marketing strategies that seduced younger consumers. Nowadays, Volkswagen is focusing on fuel efficiency and electric cars to move their company forward. No other automaker outspends VW in engineering dollars either, so you can be sure that the great car you're purchasing is the epitome of German engineering. TouchUpDirect Volkswagen touch up paint offers you precision color matching for every VW model ever made. We even have a special following with VW MicroBus owners.