sELECT YOUR PAINT DEFECTS

FINE SCRATCHES

Shallow surface scratches on the protective clear coat layer of car paint.

CAUSES
  • Use of poor handwash/car wash brushes
  • Minor accident
TREATMENT
  • Polish with E3/E8/4:1
  • Touch up with Ms clearcoat

LOSS OF Adhesion

Weakened material attraction between paint coats & substrates.

CAUSES
  • Improper primer selection
  • Unclean surface before repainting
TREATMENT
  • Remove coats with poor adhesion
  • Sand & clean substrates thoroughly with Nax degreaser
  • Repaint with Nax Premila 238 2K Primer, Nax Premila 2400 Urethane Primer Grey, Nax Superio 2200 Primer, or Nippon Ultima U-750 Epoxy Primer
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corrosion

Decomposition, rusting, or oxidation of a metal in contact with its environment.

CAUSES
  • Improper preparation of metal
  • Moisture penetration from damaged paint onto metal substrate
TREATMENT
  • Remove damaged paintwork by sanding, stripping, or sandblasting
  • Repaint with Putty 33/66/Primer 777/2K/210TX

colour fading

General paint damage causing dull, oxidised, & desaturated paint over time

CAUSES
  • Continuous UV exposure
  • Overuse of abrasive cleaners
TREATMENT
  • Sand & clean defective area
  • Repaint with Primer 777/2k/3000 clearcoat to improve UV resistance

Loss Of Gloss

The decaying of glossy clear coat from wear & decay (matting).

CAUSES
  • Paint sinkage
  • Wrong hardener
  • Poor UV resistance
TREATMENT
  • Polish the defective area 3000 CK

Orange Peel

Irregularity in the surface of paint film resulting in a dimpled surface.

CAUSES
  • Improper spray gun setting
  • High Voc Clearcoat
  • Thinner too fast dry
TREATMENT
  • Sand, clean, & polish defective area with Saddy 1500 / Polish E3

Dirt & Dust

Small residue of foreign material coated in dried paint film.

CAUSES
  • Improper cleaning before repainting
  • Contaminated spray gun/booth
TREATMENT
  • Polish the defective area Sand 1500
  • If unsuccessful, sand & clean defective area thoroughly with Polish E3/Clearcoat 3000

Pinholes

A defect consisting of tiny holes on paint surfaces also known as cratering.

CAUSES
  • Dirty environment
  • Spray gun water filter
  • Touch with silicon
  • Flash off time
TREATMENT
  • Fill the holes with Putty 33/66 / Primer 777/2K/3000
  • If unsuccessful, sand & clean defective area
  • Repaint with Alternative Products listed.

Chalking

The formation of white, chalky powder on the surface of the paint film.

CAUSES
  • Improper product
  • Clearcoat
  • No primer
TREATMENT
  • Polish the defective areas with Patty33/777/2k/3000/E3
  • If unsuccessful, sand & clean thoroughly

Poor Opacity

Visible colours of underlying coats or fillers through the topcoat.

CAUSES
  • Over thinner radius
  • Thinner too slow dry
TREATMENT
  • Sand & clean defective area
  • Repaint with 800 Sandy/2K/3000

Sagging

Excessive flow on vertical surface resulting in drips on the painted surface.

CAUSES
  • Improper spray gun setting
  • Thin paint viscosity
  • Short flashoff time when painting
  • Thick paint application
TREATMENT
  • Prepare low-grit sandpaper to condition area
  • Sand, clean, & polish defective areas with 1500 sandpaper area/Polish E3

stone chipping

Areas of paint that has been chipped off from the surface.

CAUSES
  • Impact of objects on paint surface
TREATMENT
  • Touch up & spot repair defective area
  • Repaint with E33/Primer 777/2K/300