How to Paint Your Car With Ease
Ready to spray
Make sure you have prepared the surface of your car first. Most suppliers provide you with a piece of specially coated poster board paper called a spray out card or test panel. Paint this card first to determine color match. There is nothing you can do once the automotive paint is on your car. You are ready to spray when all high quality solvents have been added to the paint to assure high performance. Avoid dry times, sanding times, flash times, or any other directions that may cause poor performance.
One part Acrylic Lacquer Primer
It is the easiest automotive paint to use. When you are ready to spray, shake it up and stir it with a paint stick. Strain it with a strainer right in to the gun cup, a recommended tip size is 1.4. Now create a slow build one coat at a time. Afterwards, wet sand with 600 water sand-paper.
2 part Urethane Primer
This is catalyzed automotive paint, so do not let it sit in the gun for too long. You should clean your paint gun immediately to prevent damage. Sand with 600 sandpaper. This automotive paint product has the best adhesion; a recommended tip size is 2.0. All solvent is added, with just a small amount of primer catalyst hardener provided. Mix this together in a separate plastic cup. Use 3 coats, and wait 10 minutes between each coat. It is best to wait over night to wet sand.
Urethane Base Coat
When ready to spray, shake the automotive paint up and stir with a paint stick. Stain it right into the gun cup. Put on 2-3 medium wet coats or until covered, waiting a flash time of 10-20 minutes between coats. One final mist coat can be applied to make the metallic appear more even. You should not solvent clean or sand in between coats of base coat color. This automotive paint product does require to be clear coated within 7 days.
Acrylic Lacquer Clear Coat
Wait one hour of base coat color to dry before applying this automotive paint. It is very easy to use. When you are ready to spray, again, shake it up and stir it with a paint stick. Strain it with a strainer right in to the gun cup. A recommended tip size is 1.4. Now create a slow build one coat at a time. It will take 4 medium wet coats with a flash time of 5-10 minutes between coats.
Acrylic Urethane Clear Coat
This automotive paint has the highest quality. It is catalyzed, so do not let it sit in the gun too long. Clean your paint gun immediately to prevent damage. All solvent is added, and just a small amount of clear coat catalyst hardener has been provided. Again, mix this together in a separate plastic cup. It has a 4-1 clear coat to clear hardener ratio. You can apply 2 wet coats allowing the first coat to flash off for 5-10 minutes. If you use a third coat, the flash times need to increase to 10-15 minutes. The dust free time is around 20 minutes, if you need to buff this clear you can wet sand with 1500 and polished after 24 hours, and before 48 hours has elapsed.