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Old 08-09-2017, 03:10 AM   #4
kyleamico
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Re: Can you paint a car with car paint?

Yes, you can paint your car by yourself. The basic steps to paint your car as mentioned below:
  • Find a appropriate place to perform car painting
  • Gather the materials and equipment you will need to do for painting
  • Remove rust and repair any dents you do not want to be visible when the painting is complete
  • Remove any chrome or plastic trim which can be taken off easily and replace later
  • Clean all surfaces thoroughly; using mineral spirits or denatured alcohol to make sure no oils are on the car
  • Use masking tape and paper to cover all surfaces not to be painted, including glass, window trim, door handles, mirrors, and grills
  • Prime the surface with a corrosion resistant, self-etching primer if you have removed all paint down to bare metal
  • Allow the primer to cure thoroughly
  • Sand all primed surfaces smooth
  • Clean the surface after priming to remove any dust or oil that has accumulated during priming
  • Spray the finish paint on the car
  • Allow the paint to fully cure
  • Finish sanding the car
  • Use a rubbing compound to polish the paint
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