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 RepairAmountSize
Touch- up25Ounce
1 oz.1Ounce
1.5 oz1.5Ounce
2 oz.2Ounce
Touch- up1Quart
1 oz.3Quart
2 oz.6Quart

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 DescriptionAmount CumAmt
UR50Universal Reducer80.5680.56
BC101Flop Control42.70123.26
BC1190Crystal White120.99244.25
BC185Coarse Starflake18.68262.93
BC201Deep Black545.37808.30
BC250Blue Black8.90817.20
BC407Phthalo Blue II12.46829.66
BC471Violet Blue II40.48870.14
CB47MCrystal Blue11.57885.27

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.

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