Paint damage

Paint is an important part of the car's rustproofing and should therefore be checked regularly. The most common types of paintwork damage are stone chips, scratches, and marks on the edges of wings, doors and bumpers.

Colour code

The colour code label is located on the car's door pillar and becomes visible when the right-hand rear door is opened.

P5-1507-VIN label with 1 annotation for color code, not China and Saudi Arabia
  1. P5-Icon red circle 1Exterior colour code
  2. P5-Icon red circle 2Any secondary exterior colour code

It is important that the correct colour is used.

Touching up minor paintwork damage

To avoid the onset of rust, damaged paintwork should be rectified immediately.

Materials that may be needed

  • Primer1 - a special adhesive primer in a spray can is available for e.g. plastic-coated bumpers.
  • Basecoat and clearcoat - available in spray cans or as touch-up pens/sticks2.
  • Masking tape.
  • fine sand paper1.
  1. 1 If required.
  2. 2 Follow the instructions that are included with the package for the touch-up pen/stick.