Times are hard, not only because your current lifestyle already demands a great deal of your time, but also because every penny you spend into something should be well accounted for. However, if you have a thing for cars, you can’t just let your car take you anywhere you want to go with a faded paint even with your busy schedule. Though it will cost one’s precious time and resources, car lovers like know that repainting an old, rusty car is a must especially if you want to keep it and enjoy it longer. With this guide on how to prepare in a do-it-yourself car repainting job, car lovers will not only save a heap of time but also money in the process. This guide for a successful DIY car repaint project includes the following:
1. The working area is one vital factor that will determine the quality of your work. If you find a narrow space to paint your car you will surely end up having difficulty in moving around. Because it is a volatile and flammable chemical that you need to apply, it is only suitable to find a well-ventilated area to paint your car anew away from any heated matter or device. Other important utilities such as lighting, electrical power, water hose and the likes should not also be neglected if you want to make your work faster and more convenient.
2. Some of the basic equipment needed in repainting a car includes sanding tools, polishing materials, paint supply, painting equipment and safety kit. More than anything else, you need to have all of these materials in your work place or else your repainting plan will become a total disaster.
3. The next crucial step in prepping up for a car repaint activity is the proper removal of rust from your vehicle and the fixing up of any dent found in the car’s surface. Dents will most likely become visible after the paint has dried which is why you need to have it repaired or planed down.
4. If there are some detachable exterior car parts that can be easily taken off, it is much better to remove them from the main body to ease the painting process. However, if you happen to have trouble removing a molding, it is suggested to just leave it in place to avoid unnecessary damage. Once it is done, you can easily start the sanding process which is advised to take the car to its original bare metal form. After sanding the surfaces to be painted, covering the ones that should be protected from paint should follow. A masking tape could do the job in protecting car parts but a wide covering should be needed to protect the working area. You are now ready to apply the primer and paint finish.
So if you have a normal car, or have a car like the one displayed below… this guide to getting your cars paint up to speed is crucial in tough financial times.