Paint for a Car from Halfords Watch

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My mate has ordered some paint for a scratch on my into Halfords. I was wondering if anyone knew if the Primer comes with it or just the paint? It's £11 and the product Is 100ml mix pnt t/up. Thanks in advance!
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100ml for a touch up? doesn't sound right.

You would only need cans of spray primers (and lacquer) if you are sanding it down and respraying- very difficult/skilled and messy job.

What comes with a touch up kits will vary- all of them leave you with a "lumpy" finish as you're just painting over the scratch. These may or may not come with a primer. You wouldn't need to buy extra.
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(Original post by ScottyWhatty!)
My mate has ordered some paint for a scratch on my into Halfords. I was wondering if anyone knew if the Primer comes with it or just the paint? It's £11 and the product Is 100ml mix pnt t/up. Thanks in advance!
I'd assume primer would be included with a kit of some sort but maybe not with just paint, but don't quote me on that!
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I think it just depends, but if it doesn't specifically say it comes with primer, i'd assume it doesn't

Many scratch/touch up paints will say on the back 'Not for use on deep scratches' basically,expecting you take care of prep & priming separate if needed.

Some are just paint, some are paint + laquer, some are paint + primer ect, can you not find it on halfords website?
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I wouldn't buy paint from Halfrauds if you're looking for a good match...
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Yeah, Halfords paints aren't known for being good colour matches. You're best off ordering touch up paints from your car manufacturer directly or from specialist car paint suppliers. It's useful if you know your paint code though - for example the metallic black on my car is LC9Z VW paint, and my partner's solid red car is LP3G. These codes will vary between manufacturers.
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(Original post by Nuffles)
Yeah, Halfords paints aren't known for being good colour matches. You're best off ordering touch up paints from your car manufacturer directly or from specialist car paint suppliers. It's useful if you know your paint code though - for example the metallic black on my car is LC9Z VW paint, and my partner's solid red car is LP3G. These codes will vary between manufacturers.
Even then VAG have multiple codes for black, mine is LZ9Y, although I ended up making do with LY9T...whatever the difference is so god knows what 'Halfords Black' comes out as.
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Even then VAG have multiple codes for black, mine is LZ9Y, although I ended up making do with LY9T...whatever the difference is so god knows what 'Halfords Black' comes out as.
They'll be different shades of black with pearl/metallic options.
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Even then VAG have multiple codes for black, mine is LZ9Y, although I ended up making do with LY9T...whatever the difference is so god knows what 'Halfords Black' comes out as.
You should see Candy White and Pure White. I've had the swatches side by side and still can't tell the difference!
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If you have ordered a colour touch up pen matched to your paint code, then it will be the right colour and mixed by a separate colour, not Halfords. It will also not come with any primer. Likewise if your ordered an aerosol from them.

If however you have ordered a touch up kit kept in store on the shelf, then it will come with a laquer pen and a primer pen. IT should be the correct colour if you have selected exactly the right description kit for your paint colour, but I have known the paint to separate after a while on the shelf. Any aerosol kit from their shelf will not have a primer with it.

It sounds as though your mate has ordered the colour coded kit mixed off site by a supplier. It will come in a pot with a crude brush built into the lid and a pen that you can pour the paint into so you can touch the scratch up.
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