When it comes to paint jobs on your car, these will take you through some three basic steps and these are, prepping, sanding and masking. This post takes a look at these three basic steps that you will have to take for you to have your car painted as is supposed to be. Read on for more on effective DIY automotive painting essentials and how to go about these as have been discussed below.
The prep work, preparation, is one of the most important steps that you need to ensure that you have taken as you plan for a pain job on your car. It is essential for you to have the assurance that the paint job will be long lasting and a perfect result at the end of the day. It basically involves stripping the car to bare metal and this has even been enabled in this day and age with the availability of the high-fill and catalyzed primers. In the days gone by, before the introduction of the high-fill catalyzed primers, one had to carefully hand-sand the whole surface of the car of the existing paint. This preparation is and was necessary even then for the resultant paint job to be as smooth and unblemished for that perfect final layer of paint. This had its set of challenges more so as a result of the featheredging effects which resulted in wrinkling and lifting, swelling and shrinking or both.
For the first step in your prep stage of the paint job is to remove all the parts of the car as can be seen that are not supposed to be painted. This is important, not only in the fact that it makes the ensuing paintwork a lot easier and simpler, but it as well allows you go about painting the very surfaces that were painted originally. Remove all such parts as the doors, the taillights, license, upholstery and the like parts off the car before you finally get started on your paint job. There are some other parts that can as well be painted easily and separately such as the front and rear gravel panels and as such, these are some of the other parts that you need to consider removing so as to attend to them separately.
And preparing your car for the paintwork to be applied on it isn’t necessarily such a laborious process as it used to be in the past. In fact preparation today means something else. The products used today are much better and easier to use. Added to these, they are faster and will get you such results that are longer lasting. For instance, you may not necessarily have to sand the whole car. See here for more on how to get rethinking how to go about your whole paint job on your automobile.
After the prepping stage, the next step to take is the disassembly step. This is where you detach and peel off whatever it may be that may get in the way of applying your paint on the basic surface of the car. Always make use of the highest quality paints for these projects. See some here.