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How to Paint Your Car

08
July

Many people that have a car that is in desperate need of a paint job end up spending way too
much money for a paint job at a shop. What many of us fail to realize is that we can all
easily do the paint job ourselves with a little effort. Anyone is capable of performing a
great paint job to their car themselves by simply taking some time to fully understand the
correct way to do it. All you need to do is use your common sense and have the ability to
follow just a few easy directions. When you learn to paint a car yourself you will be saving
yourself a great deal of money.

With so many different types of spray paint guns, paints and other products on the market
today, you have a great opportunity to paint your car without ever needing a professional to
do it for you. All you will need to pay for are the materials needed to perform a paint job
rather then spending the money you would need to pay for professional services, along with
the materials. You may even be capable of doing a much better job on your own.

The only things you will need to have is some patience, a little bit of elbow grease, a
spray gun, a compressor, solvent, sand paper and a few hand tools. All these things will
help you get the paint job done correctly. The great thing about painting your car is you do
not need some fancy work place. You can use the garage or driveway and still get the same
results as you would at a professional shop.

Painting your car should normally only take about a day or two and there are only a few easy
steps you will need to take while painting. You will need to choose the right location to
paint your car. It is important to paint the car where you can be away from the sun, wind
and rain. You do not want weather conditions to get in the way of the paint job. Assemble
the paint gun of your choice along with the paint, sand paper and tools. wash your car real
well making sure to remove any dirt, wax and grease. Repair any scratches, dents, and dings
in the paint. Sand down the entire car and perform masking. Once you have finished all of
those steps you can paint and apply a clear coat. If you want to receive the best results
possible you should plan on doing one painting process for the whole car. Avoid painting
only certain parts of the car at one time. By painting the whole car at one time you will
get a smoother appearance when finished. The average paint job normally needs at least three
coats of paint and clear sealing. Each application of paint should take about fifteen
minutes to completely dry. Once the three applications have been applied it should only take
about a hour to a couple of hours for the paint to dry.

Many people make the mistake of rushing through the sanding and masking process. It is
important that you take your time when sanding and masking unless you want to end up with a
messed up paint job that you will regret later on. When you sand the car be sure to go
slowly and inspect what you are doing as you continue sanding. Take the palm of your hand to
make sure you have a smooth surface that is even in every area of the car. It is important
to have a smooth surface before painting because you do not want to end up with areas that
are not even once the paint dries.

The best thing about having the ability to paint your own car is having the satisfaction
that comes with a job well done. You will be saving tons of money and will feel awesome
knowing that you are the one that made your car look so great.

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