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Old 13 May 2010, 05:44 am
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Here are the top 15 car painting tips that may help you paint your car at home:

1.First gather all the things required for doing car paint. You need car wax, car paint, grease remover, spray gun, clear coat paint, masking tape, primer, and a clean cloth.

2.Then park your car in an enclosed but well-ventilated area because it is important to keep the car away from dust and grime.

3.Paint fumes have some amount of solvents that may be poisonous. So, its advisable to wear glasses and respirator mask while painting your car.

4.After your are completely ready to do the paint job, was your car thoroughly with a car washing detergent. Clear all the dust deposits on the car and dry it with a clean and fresh cloth.

5.Strip off the the scratches using a solvent based paint remover. If there are any small holes in the car exterior, fill them up with putty.

6.Use a sand paper to smoothen the exterior. Rub it well on rough areas and make sure that the car is smooth before you start painting.

7.Then cover the areas like mirrors, car windows, and car door trimmings that are not required to be painted. Cover them well with a masking tape because car paint may leave stains on them.

8.Let the primer dry and again use sand paper to smooth all the rough areas.

9.Then use a urethane-based car paint of the desired car colour and apply the base coat. Let it dry for ten to fifteen minutes.

10.Use spray gun to paint your car.

11.Then apply the second paint coat and let it dry for about half an hour.

12.In between two coats, make sure that you clean the nozzle of the spray gun because flakes of dried paint may cause imperfection.

13.Also use a sand paper after every coat to smoothen the car surface.

14.Its advisable to use light colours because they retain their brilliance over the years when compared to dark colours that are more susceptible to oxidation.

15.You can apply as many coats as you desire. Once you are satisfied with the number of coatings, allow it to dry completely and then apply a wax polish to give an excellent finish.
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Old 20 May 2010, 04:36 am
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You should add the hardener/ catalyst to the top coat yes. Make sure to read the directions on the can, they will tell you what ratio to mix to. Also talk to the person you got the paint from. If it was a paint supply store they will also tell you what you need and make sure you have all you need before you start.
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Old 27 May 2010, 01:11 pm
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hey it was really interesting to know.Thanks for sharing it with us.I will definitely try to follow this tips.
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# First collect all the things required for painting your car. You need car wax, grease remover, appropriate car paint, wire, spray gun, clear coat paint, masking tape, and primer.

# Park your car in an enclosed area to protect it from dust, insects, and debris while painting.

# After collecting all the things required, wash your car properly and remove the slightest of dust from your car. This will help give a better paint finish.

# Use grease remover or car wax to remove any kind of stubborn stains from the car paint.

# Then use sandpaper to smoothen your car and get rid of all rough areas on the car.

# After removing all the dust, dirt, and stain from the car, ensure that you clean the car exterior using a clean, dry, and fresh cloth.

# If there are certain areas like trimmings on the car door or car windows that need not be painted, cover them with a masking tape.

# Then apply primer evenly throughout the car exterior. This forms the base of your car paint. Once again rub the sand paper on the applied primer to ensure smooth application of the primer.

# After applying the primer, apply the base coat of the car paint using a spray gun. Use urethane-based paint of your desired car colour choice or other best quality paint as recommended by the car manufacturer. Let the base coat dry for about 10 to fifteen minutes. Then apply the final coating of your car paint and let it dry for a longer time.

# Clean the nozzles of the spray gun in between two coats or else small flakes of dried paint may cause imperfections on the final car paint finish.
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 05:29 am
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Wow!... Its really good useful tips for car painting...

thanks a lot for sharing and pls keep it up...
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Old 14 Jul 2010, 02:07 am
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jo jo speak for yourself heres a few tips
1.use a guide coat to help insure a smooth surface
2.use compressed air to clean any nooks and crannys
3.throughly wash the car with a detergent after body work is done
4.clean with prepsol or final wash and dry with tack rags
5.mask the car with at least 7 day release painters tape an masking paper not newspaper
6.wash the car again with final wash and a tack rag
7.if painting inside wet the floor being careful not to get car wet
8.follow directions
9.use catalyzed paint
10.take your time
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Welcome to the group You will love it here We all love photos and would love to see your fur crew
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