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How to Guide to Painting Your Car

Sep 5, 2008
Painting autos is a funny and interesting procedure to do. If you have more than one vehicle, then painting autos becomes more interesting. Painting autos is not at difficult. In fact, it is so easy that even kids may use their skills and have fun while painting autos.

You Need To Have:

1. A compressor
2. Paint
3. Spray gun
4. Sandpaper
5. Car port
6. Paint booth

You may perform the painting procedure of a vehicle in a garage, a paint booth or on the driveway as per your convenience.

Fundamentals Of Painting Autos:

1. The first thing that you need to do before you start to paint the vehicle is washing the vehicle properly with soap water. This helps in getting rid of bird droppings, road salts and other things, which are not visible. The surface of the vehicle has to be clean before you start painting your vehicle.

2. Use grease, wax remover along with paper towels to get rid of the dust from your auto. Do not use cloth, as it is not fireproof. House paint or liquid charcoal helps in getting rid of crayon marks, because crayons are made of wax.

3. After you get rid of grease and wax, you may scrub the vehicle with sandpaper, if you want to give it a dull look.

4. Remove the frame of the vehicle. This step is not very important.

5. The vehicle has to be dry before you start painting. Keep the painting floor dry. In case of humidity, the paint may stick to the spray gun before it touches the vehicle, so be careful while painting autos. Hence, keep the place and the vehicle dry or else you will have lots of dirt on your vehicle, by the time the painting is done.

6. After you finish painting on one side, put a plastic windscreen on it. This prevents dust from entering the paint on the vehicle. The plastic sheet will also help to keep away the wind. It is always a good idea to paint one side first and then move on to paint the other side. Paint the automobile in an open space other than painting it on a driveway, as it has flies and mites that may spoil the painting.

7. Remember to remove or cover the parts of the vehicle you do not wish to paint. This part is very unexciting. However, the result depends completely on how you manage all these processes.

8. Use car paints that contain urethane, as they dry instantly. Such paints are available at premium or selective auto paint stores.

9. After the application of primer, minimally apply a thin coat of black enamel. It works best, if you spray the enamel with the help of a can.

10. Once black enamel dries off, remove it, apply base color, and cover the parts that require painting. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wait for sometime, while painting between two color coats. Finally, urethane paint is very good, as it sticks to the vehicle quickly.
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