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Intended and Proper Use of Touch-Up Paint

THE INTENDED AND PROPER USE OF TOUCH-UP PAINT

Touch-up paint is not intended to be used as a substitute or as a suitable replacement for industrial applied, baked-on, factory coated steel and aluminum building products produced and sold by Klauer Manufacturing Company. It is recommended that scratched and damaged product be replaced rather than installed and repaired with any type or brand of touch-up paint. Air dry paints are dissimilar in many ways to our coil coated paint systems and will not perform in a similar manner. Normal sun exposure and outdoor elements will cause applied touch-up paint to weather, chalk, and fade at a highly accelerated rate over all types of baked-on factory applied coatings. When applying touch-up paint, be aware that additional applications will need to be made in the future if a scratch is to continue to be concealed as previous applications fade or change color. Touch-up paint is a non-warrantied product and proper use and storage is critical to its limited performance.

THE PROPER APPLICATION AND STORAGE OF TOUCH-UP PAINT

2-OZ. BOTTLES AND PAINT PENS

Intended to be used over minor scratches on product that is deemed impractical to replace or to repaint in its entirety using proper methods and coatings.

Fill small surface scratches with narrow applications of color matching paint using the tip of a paint pen or a small artist style brush. Paint should be applied only to the extent that the small surface scratch is filled and any excess paint removed.

AEROSOL CANS

Intended to be used to paint accessories or building components on or near a structure to color blend into the Klauer brand building products installed or utilized on the structure. At no time is it recommended that any type of aerosol spray paint be applied to the finished surfaces of any Klauer branded product.

  1. Surface preparation: Surface should be dry and free of debris and cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.
  2. Temperature: Air, surface and paint temperature to be above 50 degrees F during application and drying.
  3. Proper Mixing: Thoroughly mix/shake paint prior to and during application.
  4. Shelf Life and Storage: Touch-up paint should be stored in a controlled environment with temperatures between 40 and 90 degrees F. The shelf life of touch-up paint is one year and should be properly disposed of at the time of expiration.
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New and Improved Touch-Up Paint

FOR KLAUER CLASSIC AND ELITE STEEL SIDING COLOR PALLET

A newly available, high quality touch-up paint system has replaced our existing inventory which was made of acrylic modified enamel resins. PVDF resin-based paints outperform other commercially available liquid, air dry coatings. Applications of this new touch-up paint can be expected to maintain color and film integrity 2 to 3 times longer.

Our desire to supply the highest quality products and services has led us to make this change. The cost increase of the new formulation matches its superior performance. New and updated pricing will be distributed. Please contact our Customer Service team if you have questions or concerns.
Please be aware that air dry touch-up paint of any formulation is inferior to our baked-on factory applied, Silicon Modified Polyester paint systems utilized on our products. Prior to the application of touch-up paint, please review our Product Bulletin The Intended and Proper Use of Touch-Up Paint

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