If you want to repaint your car yourself, below are simple instructions including the video instructions below. You need a well-lit, clean room – free of dust! – Above all, a well-ventilated room. Likewise, the chosen workspace should be large enough that you can comfortably walk around the car and work. By the way, several feature sockets. The garage in the house is usually not suitable, paint fumes seep during painting, which are easily flammable, for example from a heater. Gather all the things you need for the drawing process. You can find a detailed list in the “Tools and utensils” section at the end of the article.
First an approximate list:
- suitable color
- grinding and polishing device
- paint spraying equipment
Attention, gas composition! For your own protection, wear an appropriate respirator (eg organic) and ensure there is adequate air circulation in your workplace. Leaking gases can be harmful, and possibly fatal. Good air exchange also prevents the formation of highly flammable and explosive gases inside the room.
First, you must remove all dents and rust spots from the car, which should disappear under the new coat of paint. Then you remove any plastic or chrome tires from the vehicle. Most of the outer molds are made of plastic and are easy to remove. If the parts are resistant, you should instead use a suitable special tool. Brute force rarely helps and under certain circumstances bars can break. Then you have to remove the old paint grinding. It’s up to you how much old paint you remove – just the top coat, down to the primer, or down to the bare metal. For the best end result, the paint should be sanded down to the metal and then a new paint applied primer coat Application, and finally the new Colored varnish including any clear varnish spray on.
After the grinding process, the car must be thoroughly cleaned by everyone fat residue (including fingerprints or the like) is released. For this purpose, denatured alcohol or turpentine is suitable. Then, with the help of paper and masking tape, all unpainted surfaces are masked. which includes Door handles, mirrors, glass and window frames And slits. Then you should line the rest of the workspace with foil to prevent the car paint from sticking to the walls and shelves later. Check the masked surfaces for any tears or holes that could allow the paint to reach the protected surfaces.
If you sanded your car or some areas to metal, you will need to sand the surfaces with anti-rust primer president. Spray rust inhibitor on any newly polished or putty surface. Make sure that any dents and dents removed during the prep work are nice and smooth. do with Instructions for using the primer Familiar and allow the layer to dry completely. Drying times may vary by manufacturer. You may also need to apply several layers of primer. By the way, the new colored paint should be too During a certain period of time It is applied to the primer layer. Before spraying on the paint, you will need to sand the primer smoothly. Using 600 grit or better 800 grit sandpaper (!!!). Any traces of (nose) drops in the primer should be carefully smoothed out without completely removing the primer. The surface must then be cleaned again to remove new deposits of dirt and grease. You can do it Degreaser, acetone or wax use. Then you spray colored paint on the car. Be sure to pay attention to the manufacturer’s information. If so, you must have one catalyst or processing agent Mix to get a better result.
You also have to make sure to paint your own color dilute enough. This depends on the type of utensils you are using. However, the paint should not be too thin, otherwise it will fall off faster and lose its gloss. Once the new paint has been completely applied, it must be completely dry. This can take up to seven days without a dryer. If a catalyst is used, the paint will usually dry after about a day. It is important to keep the car free of dust and dirt until the paint is no longer sticky. For final sanding, it is best to use sandpaper with a capacity of 1200 to 2000 grit, preferably softer and also for wet sanding. This is how you grind color. The car must then be washed and all grinding residue removed. After the car is dry, you can clean coat guidance. You can carefully sand this with a wet sandpaper of 1500 to 2000 grit to remove small blemishes and drips.
If you want a more glossy finish or want to remove dust blemishes, you can take your car with you then polishing paste polishing. You will get the best results if you polish by hand. However, it is faster and easier to use a polishing machine. However, care must be taken here, as incorrect handling can damage your vehicle’s new paint. It is advisable to mask the edges and then polish them by hand.
- It is important to be careful when spraying Not too soon on your car, otherwise the paint will be sprayed too thickly and can flow. You can find instructions for this on the spray can. through a ground wire on the vehicle (As well as on all other electronic devices in the garage) prevents it from becoming statically charged and thus becoming a dust magnet. If you want to paint your car, you basically need two things: time and patience. You must paint carefully, slowly and evenly, otherwise ugly color errors will occur and you may have to start over.
Tools and utensils
- Safety goggles, dustproof or respirator mask
- Cleaning and solvents for surfaces
- Fiberglass or filler for repairs
- Foil, paper and masking tape
- Suitable paint, such as polyurethane or (acrylic) enamel
- Thinner, hardened, stimulating
- Air Compressor
- Sandpaper and sandpaper machine with grit 600, 1200 and 1500
- HVLP/LVLP spray bottle, or airless spray bottle
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