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Use our matching system to get a perfect manufacturers match. Restore any of your Cadillac parts to their original factory finish.
Purchase the ideal color match for Cadillac touch up paint. Discover the right paint code for your Cadillac 1994 El Dorado, 2014 ATS, 2005 DeVille, and all other models.
Whether you’re looking for a Cadillac Champagne color code, Silver Ice Metallic touch up paint, or WA8555 spray paint, ERA Paints we have everything you need. Our in-depth guide on how to fix your Cadillac at home will guide you in fixing any scratches and smoothing any scrapes.
Are you looking for the paint code for your Cadillac Pearl White? Want to fix the Dark Labyrinth on your 2013 Escalade ESV? Or does your 2009 CTS Wagon in Diamond Pearl require some care after being scratched on the road?
Achieve a flawless factory finish with our premium quality paints that guarantee a perfect manufacturers match. Our cheap car paint kits alongside our free shipping everything makes it straightforward and easy for you to fix your Cadillac at home.
Our easy-to-follow DIY paint guide will cover everything that you need to know. If you are looking for something specific, use the links to find the section you need.
- How to find your Cadillac paint code
- How to correctly apply Cadillac touch up paint
- What paint tools will I need?
- What equipment will I need to work by myself?
- What is a two-step Paint System, and do I need clear coat?
- Should I go to the body shop or do it myself?
Our team is always available to help with any of your questions. If you have any other issues, please give us a call 971-770-2372, and we can help you. Our extensive library of videos makes it easy for you to follow the Cadillac touch up paint process step by step.
Where to find your Cadillac Paint code
You will be able to find your Cadillac paint code on the Service Parts Identification sticker. However, depending on the year your Cadillac was made, the location of the label will vary. The sticker will either be white or gray. To find the sticker:
- Open the driver’s side door and look in the door jamb
- Check under the trunk lid
- You may find it in the compartment on the right side of your trunk
- Look on the spare tire cover or the spare tire well
- Check in the glove box on the passenger’s side of the car
Once you have found the code, understanding what it means is straightforward. Cadillac paint codes often begin with “WA” or “BC/CC U,” BC/CC relates to the basecoat and clearcoat.
An example code is: WA8555
In case you are wondering, the code above stands for Black and may also be represented as U8555 on the ID sticker.
Like most other manufacturers, Cadillac uses various names for the same Cadillac color. Meaning the Black on your truck may be called Black Metallic on your friend’s coupe, but both will use WA8555 or U8555 paint code.
After getting the color code, the rest is easy. Head to the products link on our online store and order the correct Cadillac touch up paint kit and get free delivery.
If you are having trouble locating the sticker, you have a couple of options.
- You can get your Cadillac paint code using the VIN – Call Cadillac’s North America hotline on 1-866-694-6546. Supply them with your VIN, and they will give you the Cadillac’s paint code.
- Our site has a selector tool to help you find the code. It is as easy as choosing the model and year of your Cadillac, and you can get the code in minutes. If you have any issues, don’t hesitate to call our staff.
How to fix scratches on your Cadillac using OEM touch up paint (Cadillac STX, 2003 Cadillac LAV, 2007 STS Mary Kay Pearl, and all others).
It is effortless, and with one of our Cadillac touch up paint kits, you can restore your car to its original factory finish without going to a body shop. Overall, you can have your Cadillac looking fresh and new in under a few hours, although depending on the weather, you may have to wait longer for the paint to dry.
Below, we have outlined the key steps to fixing your vehicle using our Cadillac touch up paint kits. It also describes the time it takes to apply the Cadillac touch up paint correctly. Correct painting conditions are vital, and you need a space that isn’t in direct sunlight, with a minimum temperature of 70°F:
- Prepare your Cadillac by washing it with soap, water, and degreaser (15 minutes)
- Apply our wax & degreaser to the area you plan to paint (5 minutes)
- Smooth the damaged area by sanding it with 600 grit sandpaper (25 minutes)
- Clean the area after sanding with our wax & degreaser (10 minutes)
- Leave the vehicle to dry (20 minutes)
- Use masking tape and paper to protect the surrounding paint (5 minutes)
- Apply a few coats of primer. Make sure they are applied in thin layers (5 minutes per coat. 15 minutes to dry for each coat)
- Apply three medium coats of Cadillac touch up paint. Make sure it lines up with the surrounding color (5 minutes. 40 minutes to dry each coat.)
- Apply three layers of clear coat. (15 minutes. Dry 10 minutes between each coat)
- Let your Cadillac repair dry overnight
Make sure to read the instructions that come with the paint that you choose before starting. Our quick guide above is just an overview, but you can find more detailed videos and guide here. If you enjoy an approach to learning, we have some easy to follow videos on YouTube. If you have any concerns or questions, our customer care team is on hand to help.
What products do you need to paint your Cadillac at home?
There are three options when purchasing paint to repair your Cadillac:
- Cadillac Paint Pen
- Cadillac Paint Bottles
- Cadillac 12 oz. Aerosol Spray Canister
At ERA Paints, we don’t sell Paint Pens, as they do not have the level of quality that we expect. We pride ourselves on quality. We don’t sell the paint pens because we can’t stand behind their effectiveness. They don’t match the OEM colors as well as the other products that we sell and should only be used for the tiniest of scratches or chips. If you are looking to retouch your Kevlava Gray Metallic 2013 CTS or your Crystal Claret Tintcoat 2010 SRX, then the pen won’t lay the metallic flakes properly.
Therefore, the choice comes down to Cadillac paint jars and aerosol paint. The best option for you will depend on the quantity of color that is required. Also, consider how much damage your vehicle has sustained and what needs to be fixed. If you need to repair a small scratch or chip, jars that have applicators are the best option available.
With more substantial scratches, using a spray can is a must. Whether it’s the whole bumper or a large panel on your Black Cherry Metallic Escalade that needs to be redone, then you will need numerous spray canisters. If you need any advice on quantities, feel free to contact us. We want to provide our customers with exceptional quality, and we provide 12-ounce by volume cans compared to some of our competitors who only offer 10-ounces.
What equipment is needed so you can repair the paint job on your Cadillac?
Unless there is a severe problem with your Cadillac, you can fix the paint on your car yourself. However, to achieve a flawless factory finish, even with the 1990s Cadillac colors, you need the right supplies.
- Primer – this will be applied before the touch up paint
- OEM matched color paint – you can apply this with either a spray or jar of Cadillac touch up paint
- Clear Coat – to seal the paint and provide longevity. It finishes the process. Without clear coat the paint can be dull and may appear to have a different color
- Wax and Grease Remover – to clean the car before and after sanding it
- Soap and water – this helps to clean the area after sanding alongside the grease remover
- 320 and 600 grit sandpaper – this will be used to smooth out the damaged area
- Masking tape – this is used to help prevent any damage to the surrounding area
- A Shop towel – this enables you to keep the car and yourself clean and lint free
- Spray Canister Trigger – this grip is optional but is very useful
- Nitrile gloves – these protect your hands throughout the touch up paint process
We offer several touch up kits for our Cadillac customers that have these items together. They work out at better value and will save you money. However, we also sell many of the pieces individually.
What is a two-step Paint System, and do you need Clear Coat?
Vehicle paint used to be applied in a single-stage process. All of the necessary chemicals were mixed and then put on at the same time. The process was significantly less complicated but had some fundamental flaws:
- Single-stage paint did not last as long and usually began to fade because of the damage from the sun. Overall it costs more because it had to be repaired sooner.
- The old method meant that vehicles used to lack the shine and protection that they have now
- Old paint used to take in a lot more heat which means they were less reflective
The two-step paint process is the most advanced painting technique currently available. First, you apply the paint, and then this is sealed with a layer of clear coat. It is a more costly process but is significantly better than the single-stage process:
- Unlike its predecessor, the two-step process lasts a long time and is far less likely to need repairing.
- Vehicles colored with the two-step paint process fair better in challenging weather. Excess sun and snow have little impact on newer paint jobs.
- Due to the layer of clear coat and primer, the paint on vehicles is less likely to become scratched in the first place.
- The overall maintenance cost is lower because the chance of needing to repair the paintwork is less.
Should I go to the body shop or do it myself?
It is a frequently asked question, “Are Cadillacs expensive to repair?”, this is one of the reasons people avoid body shops. We have outlined some of the key benefits and drawbacks of using a body shop and completing the work yourself.
Reasons to complete work yourself include:
- Doing it yourself it cheaper
- Our Cadillac touch up paint kits have everything you need in one package
- It takes less time
- DIY disrupts your schedule less
Downsides to doing it yourself include:
- It may be unclear at times what you need to do
- Newbies may find it unsettling at the beginning
- DIY touch up kits may not be suitable for large, damaged areas
Going to a body shop does have some advantages over doing it yourself, these include:
- Work completed to professional standards
- Great for significant damage
- Shops offer a guarantee on all their work
Drawbacks of a body shop include:
- The cost to repair the damage will be significantly higher
- You have to take time out of your schedule to fit in the repair and be without your vehicle for a few days
- You have to operate on someone else’s schedule