Where can I find my Mercury’s paint code? What if there’s no paint code on the car’s label? The VIN for a Mercury will be located on top of the dashboard on the driver’s side, along the inside base of the windshield . It will be stamped or engraved on a tag (usually made of plastic or aluminum). If the tag is missing or too worn to read, check your Mercury’s title and registration . The VIN should be listed there as well. Where can I get paint for my Mercury? How to perform a paint touch-up Thoroughly wash the area that you’re going to paint beforehand. Use soap and water. You’ll need to fix rust spots on your car before painting it since paint cannot adhere to rust . Then, just like with painting a house, you’ll want to apply primer and let it dry before you apply the color coat. Paint the area that is damaged. You should apply three to four coats of paint to ensure the best results. Remember to give one coat adequate time to dry (about 20 mins) before applying the next. Once you’ve got the last coat on, it’s a good idea to seal it with a few clear protective coats over the top. Let the new paint sit for about three days . Then buff and wax the car where you applied the new paint.