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Paint - General Information » Spot Repairs

In general, partial surface painting at a point is called a spot repair. Using this technique, minor paint damage can be resolved economically and to time.

Advantage of this method

Because this application remains confined to the area of the damage, it is often unnecessary to remove components or color match against neighboring components. The material used is very much reduced because only a part of the repair area is coated.

Practical application areas

Only occasionally can satisfactory results be achieved in the centre of larger surfaces and/or on difficult colors. In addition, unprofessional application may cause tear-off edges to appear in clear lacquer. Only certain application areas are recommended.

NOTE: The final decision on whether to spot repair or paint the component must be made by an expert.

Application areas:

  • 2-layer paint.
  • Depending on the damage zone, paint damage up to a diameter of 3.5 cm or a length of 10 cm.
  • Scratches.
  • Clear lacquer application up to an area of DIN A4 max.
  • Smaller areas which are optically broken up by other components such as trim strip, tail lights, swage lines and edges.
  • Boundary zones and edge areas of larger components.

The best application areas have proven to be optical break lines such as corners, narrow surfaces, fenders and wheel arches.

Practical application areas

Because of their locations, the violet colored areas are the most suitable for spot repair painting. The turquoise areas are only marginally suitable and the rest of the areas are not suitable for spot repairs,

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