ACHIEVE A FLAWLESS FACTORY FINISH WITH OUR FIAT OEM TOUCH UP PAINT
Use our vast range of Fiat colors, and Fiat touch up paint, to restore your Fiat color to its original factory finish.
Our matching system provides an ideal color match. Make your Fiat shine once again and with our Fiat touch up paint.
Whether you are looking for Fiat touch up paint, Fiat 500 colors, or celeste color codes, ERA Paints has everything you need. Our guide makes the touch-up paint process as simple as possible, so even people new to auto repairs will be able to fix their White Fiat from the comfort of their garage.
It doesn’t matter if you have a 2011 Punto Evo, 1979 Autobianchi, or an Azzurro Mundo 2005 Albea, our industry-leading paint will get the job done. We provide the same paint that the professionals use at a fraction of the cost. Doing it yourself is great on the bank balance and will save you a lot of time.
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In this article, you’ll discover the best tools for the job, as well as where to find Fiat paint codes and how to complete the entire procedure. This Fiat guide will cover:
- Locating your Fiat color code: where it is and what it means
- How to fix the scratches on your Fiat 500 Blue or any other model
- What paint products should you use to repair your Fiat?
- The supplies needed to fix your Fiat
- What happens if you don’t fix the scratch on your Fiat?
- What is the hardest color to match on a Fiat?
For those of you looking for a more comprehensive walk through of the touch-up paint process, please check out our library of videos on YouTube. These videos run you step-by-step through every detail and are perfect for beginners and veterans alike. Alternatively, give our team a call at 971-770-2372, and we can help you with any issues you may be having. We also have a frequently asked questions section that covers many of our customer’s everyday concerns.
Locating your Fiat color code: where it is and what it means
As with any manufacturer, Fiat has an enormous number of models that vary from year to year. This means that the paint code can often be in different places, depending on which Fiat you have. The Fiat color code can be found on the manufacturer’s tag, to find it:
- Look in the driver’s side door compartment
- Check under the hood, it may be on the right or left side
- Take a look in the trunk
The manufacturers tag that it is located on will typically be white but could also be black or silver. The Fiat color code can be found next to the “PAINT” heading on the right side of the sticker underneath the barcode.
Fiat paint codes are typically three digits long containing numbers, although it may have both numbers and letters.
The code above represents Mint Green, typically found on a Fiat 500. Other examples include 296, which represents Glory White.
If you are having trouble locating the manufacturer’s tag, or it is not in any of the places stated above, you have a few options:
- Use the color match tool on our site to get perfectly matched OEM touch up paint
- Give us a call at 971-770-2372. Our team is available from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm PST
- If it is outside of working hours, email us at CustomerService@ERAPaints.com
- Contact the previous owner or the dealer where you bought the vehicle for the information
How to fix the scratches on your Fiat 500 Blue or any other model
Whether you own a Rogue Marquise Metallic 1995 Fiat 806 or a 2012 Fiorino in Blu Neysha Metallic, the process is the same. Fixing the ding your Fiat yourself is going to save time and money. It may seem like a big task at first, but doing the work is straightforward. You’ll have your Fiat back to its original factory finish in no time.
We recommend reading through the instructions that come with the paint you bought before starting. Also, testing out the color beforehand will give you a good idea of how it lays and improve your chances of a great finish.
Complete the work out of direct sunlight as it can make the paint dry unevenly. We recommend minimum temperatures of 70°F to give the vehicle the best chance of drying promptly.
The process is broken down into three distinct steps: preparation, painting, and aftercare.
- Clean the damaged area with soap and water – 15 minutes
- Sand the scratch with 320 and 600 grit sandpaper – 15 minutes
- Use wax and grease remover to reclean the area and remove debris – 10 mins
- Apply masking tape around the scratch, leave a gap of around 10 inches – 5 mins
- Use the primer to prepare the body for the Fiat touch up paint – 5 mins per layer. Wait 10 minutes between coats
- Dry for at least half an hour
- Apply Fiat Touch up paint – 5 mins per layer. Wait 10 minutes between coats. Stop when it is in line with the surrounding paint
- Dry for at least half an hour
- Apply clear coat – 5 minutes per coat, 10 minutes between layers. Put two or three layers on
- Dry overnight
- Apply rubbing compounds to make the area shine. This part is optional, and it is essential to wait at least three days before doing it.
These steps are just an overview of the Fiat paint procedure. You can find more detailed step-by-step instructions using our video library on YouTube. These outline each stage of the process in great detail. Or you can give our customer care team a call, and they will with any questions you have.
What paint products should you use to repair your Fiat?
When repairing your Fiat’s paint job at home, you have a few different choices:
- Fiat aerosol spray cans
- Paints Jars of Fiat touch up paint
- Fiat touch up paint pens
In the pursuit of quality, we do not recommend or stock Fiat touch up paint pens. At ERA Paints, we expect a high level of quality from the products that we sell to our customers. Fiat touch up paint pens are unable to provide a great finish, particularly on more substantial scratches. For metallic colors like those found on many Fiat colors, the paint tends to result in flaking and are mostly ineffective.
The best option for most DIY paint repair jobs are paint jars or spray cans. For small dings or chips, our jars come with easy to use applicators and are the best choice because they offer you more control and provide a great deal of accuracy.
If your Blue Fiat has significant damage to its paintwork, then spray cans are the best option for you. Whether it is an entire bumper on your Mint Green Fiat or an enormous scrape, 12-ounce spray cans offer the right quantities to get the repair done. We recommend buying the spray can trigger as it makes it easier to apply.
If you don’t know how many cans you may need, give us a ring, and we can advise you on the right quantity.
The supplies needed to fix your Fiat
We are often asked, are Fiats expensive to repair? The reality is that with our Fiat 500 touch up paint and Fiat paint for other models, fixing your paintwork won’t cost an arm and a leg. However, to get your Fiat shining again, you must get the right tools to ensure a great finish.
For the preparation you need:
- Soap and water – to wash the damaged area before fixing it
- Wax and grease remover – to ensure debris is removed after sanding and that the area is clean before applying any products
- Sandpaper – 320 and 600 grit sandpaper will smooth the damaged area
- Masking tape – to protect the rest of the Fiat paint on your vehicle
- A towel – to mop up any spills and keep the car clean
- Nitrile gloves – to protect your hands while working
For painting you need:
- Primer – this to prepare the vehicle for the Fiat touch up paint
- Fiat OEM touch up (basecoat) paint
- Optional: spray can trigger
- Clear coat – to seal the Fiat touch up paint
You can purchase all of the products above from our online store. To provide our customers with great value, we offer Fiat touch up paint kits. These have all of the necessary items in one bundle and will save you money.
What happens if you don’t fix the scratch on your Fiat?
Small scratches can seem harmless, and it can be tempting to leave them be. But leaving a scrape to fester on the side of your vehicle can end up snowballing and having more severe consequences down the road. There are some key reasons to repair the damage to your paintwork as soon as possible, they include:
- Stop the spread – Depending on the depth and severity of your scrape, avoiding fixing it can lead to the damage spreading. Bad weather, such as excessive rain or heat, can open the body of the vehicle up to elements and cause the damage to spread.
- Prevent Rust – If the scratch is deep enough that you can see the underlying metal on the body, it will only be a short time until rust begins to form. Depending on where the damage is, excessive rust can have safety consequences if left unchecked.
- Save money – Fixing a small scratch at home with one of our Volvo touch up paint repair kits is cheap and straightforward. However, if you don’t fix it straight away, the damage will worsen. Eventually, you’ll have to book into a body shop and pay a small fortune for the repairs.
- Increase the vehicle’s value – The first thing prospective buyers do when looking at a car is a quick external spot check of the body. If they find any scratches or scrapes, they’ll immediately start thinking of how much money they can knock off the asking price. Fixing your Fiat will end up earning you more money when it comes to sale time.
It may seem like a lot of effort to repair your Fiat yourself. But in the long run, it will pay dividends and save you a lot of hassle.
What is the hardest color to match on a Fiat?
For some buyers, the color of their vehicle is a dealbreaker. Others opt for colors that are easier to maintain and don’t require cleaning every week. We often get asked about the most difficult Fiat colors to match, and the answer is pretty universal.
- Metallic colors are by far the hardest to match. Colors like Metallic Gray are tricky because you have to match the gray color and then match the metallic flake pattern. If the flakes are not aligned the same way, the color won’t look right because of the shading.
- Vehicles which have pearl colors, including Silver Pearl, can take the longest to match. A lot of pearl colors are painted in a 3-step process, which is very hard to replicate without doing all three stages. This means that pearl colors can be very costly because they have to paint entire panels and sections of the vehicle.
- Solid colors are the easiest to match.
You only need to worry about matching the color of your vehicle if the paint is ever damaged, so it shouldn’t be the deciding factor when you are choosing. But it is worth a thought.
Fixing your vehicle with Fiat touch up paint doesn’t need to be an expensive or complicated process. With this guide and our library of how-to videos, alongside our convenient touch-up paint kits, repairs should be a breeze.
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