|Posted on March 4, 2017 at 1:55 PM|
DIY Auto Painting
If you think that all cars with an appealing paint have been done by a professional, then you are wrong. As a matter of fact, some of them have only be done at home, and you can do it in your very own home too. This is the reason why we would be providing you some DIY tips and tricks to help you get started with it.
Repair the imperfections
The first thing for you to do is to repair the imperfections. For example, if your car has scratches, then it would be best for you to repair it first before proceeding to paint your car. That way, you can ensure that those imperfections would be covered and unnoticed once your car has been coated with a new paint already.
Sand and clean the surface
This is the step that you definitely should not miss it would be the one to provide you a professional looking result. You have two options when it comes to sanding your car. You can do this by using a sandpaper of you can also use an electric orbital sander if you have one in your home. If you were using the first one, it would be best for you to select a sandpaper with finer grades. On the other hand, it is also important for you to clean the surface you would be painting thoroughly to ensure that no particles would be left.
Mask your car
Now, you may paint some parts of your car accidentally, and this is the reason why you should mask the parts of your car that you don't want to be painted. You can do this by simply using a masking tape or an automotive masking paper that comes in various sizes, which is a better choice that using newspaper. This process requires a lot of patience, care, and effort but nevertheless, it would all be worth it.
Apply the primer
It would be best for you to apply a primer that is intended for the exterior of cars. This step plays an important role in ensuring that the paint would stick well to the car. So, apply it evenly on the areas that you wish to be painted. It is also important for the area where you would be painting your car to have good ventilation. Also, wear a mask and eye protection.
Apply the paint and the clear coat
After using the primer, then now is the time for you to apply the paint. It is suggested for you to apply about three coats of paint or as you see fit to maximize the result you would be getting from it, and after that, you can then implement the clear coat, about three coats as well.
For you to achieve desirable results from it, there is a need for you to choose good tools and equipment. It is also essential for you to ensure that not a single step would be missed. So, paint your car today!
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