Quality VS Quantity

How many of you have gotten this window?

And thought "I have to mix  HOW much to do this touch up?" OR "There has got to be a better way!"

Here is your answer...

Use the Quart formula.

I know what you are thinking, I want to mix less paint not more.  You will,  when you move the decimal two places to the left, see the chart below for the conversion from ounces to quarts. 

Type of Repair Amount Size Type of Repair Amount Size
Touch- up .25 Ounce Touch-Up 1 Quart
MicroPatch .70 Ounce MicroPatch 2 Quart
1 oz. 1 Ounce 1 oz. 3 Quart
1.5 oz. 1.5  Ounce      
2 oz. 2 Ounce 2 oz. 6 Quart

As you can see not every quantity of paint allows itself to convert over to the quart formula but we have given you the most common amounts you will be mixing.

Now for an example- let's use Paint Code UH Ford Tuxedo Black Metallic 

When you put it in and try to mix this for a touch up the smallest amount you can mix is 1.8 ounces, to ensure color quality.  Below is the  ONE QUART mix, which is what you would use to mix for a touch up. 

Base Description Amount CumAmt
UR50 Universal Reducer 80.56 80.56
BC101 Flop Control 42.70 123.26
BC1190 Crystal White 120.99 244.25
BC185 Coarse Starflake 18.68 262.93
BC201 Deep Black 545.37 808.30
BC250 Blue Black 8.90 817.20
BC407 Phthalo Blue II 12.46 829.66
BC471 Violet Blue II 40.48 870.14
BC880 Violet 3.56 873.70
CB47M Crystal Blue 11.57 885.27

Looking at the tablet you will move the decimal two places to the left. The amount of BC1190 is showing as 120.99 grams, so for the touch up amount you would measure out 1.21 grams (I did some rounding).  Once you get to the bottom of the tablet in the cumulative column you will end up with about 8.85 grams of paint after you move the decimal two places to the left, which is far less than the 66.41 grams if you would mix the amount the software defaults to.

This will hopefully save you some headaches, and most of all paint.