Question Tesla touch up paint which expired in Apr of 2019.

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Tesla blue 3

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I noticed some small scratches on my rear bumper I would like to touch up. I a have a bottle of Tesla touch up paint which has an expiration date of Apr of 2019. Does anyone know if there is any chance it is still good? It is too cold to test it here just now.

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Chances are it is fine. I would be sure to shake it vigorously for a couple of minutes to be sure it is mixed well. Then try it on a piece of wood or cardboard to test to see if it matches color.

i have had touch up paint much older and it still worked fine,
 

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Chances are it is fine. I would be sure to shake it vigorously for a couple of minutes to be sure it is mixed well. Then try it on a piece of wood or cardboard to test to see if it matches color.

i have had touch up paint much older and it still worked fine,
thanks just did not want to mess up my finish.

I am very grateful for the answer.
 
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Chances are it is fine. I would be sure to shake it vigorously for a couple of minutes to be sure it is mixed well. Then try it on a piece of wood or cardboard to test to see if it matches color.

i have had touch up paint much older and it still worked fine,
I agree. Shake it up, then pull the brush out and see how the viscosity is. If it's thick and stringy you can use lacquer thinner to thin it back down to the desired consistency. Just don't thin it out so much that it is watery. Add a little lacquer thinner at a time and shake it up.
 

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I didn’t realize that paint could expire! Makes sense, though (the touchup paint that came with my previous car (now at 15 years of age) is tacky as can be now.