How to Paint a Car
Painting a car has two important processes, namely the preparation process and the process of painting a car.
Determine the right place to carry out the painting process, because the painting process requires a place with good lighting, good ventilation, and a little bit of dust.
- Prepare all the materials and equipment needed for painting.
- Remove rust and fix dents on cars you don’t want to see.
- Sand your old car paint, it’s better to sand it down to the metal of the car to get good results.
- Clean all surfaces thoroughly using thinner or denatured alcohol to ensure that there are no stains or grease adhering to the car.
- Cover all surfaces that you don’t want to paint with masking tape and paper.
Paint the car:
- Base the car surface with a corrosion-resistant and self-etching paint if you have cleaned all the paint down to the metal.
- Sand all layers that have been given a primer until smooth.
- Clean the dust stuck to the sandpaper.
- Do painting, painting is done using a spray. Make sure when applying the paint to the car the paint is thinned properly, but avoid excessive thinning as this will reduce the luster of the surface and can leave marks.
- Use a scouring compound to polish the paint and start to give it a shine. This step is best done by hand, but polishing and polishing tools can also be used to make things easier. Be careful when using the tool because if you use it wrong it can damage the paint.
Car Painting Tips
- Make sure that the weather is right for painting.
- Don’t be in a hurry to prepare. Smooth the surface of your car properly to give good results.
- Keep the distance between the sprayer and the car body. If you get too close, the paint will come out in large clumps.
- Do painting slowly and correctly.