Hey, it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint. Today’s topic is all about 10 Must Know Tips When Painting a Car From Scratch! J
- Degrease the engine down, you can use a brush and a degreaser.
- Inspect the car thoroughly.
- To see if a car was in an accident, check the body lines. If there’s a gap, it might have been repaired.
- One way to check if the car is beat up, is to check the condition of the rocker panel.
- To check if the car you are buying is involved in a rear end collision, check the trunk. Lift the carpet and check the frame support for wrinkling and damages.
- You can also go under your car and check on the bumper support.
- To check if your car has a steel or aluminum body, you can use a magnet. If it sticks, it’s steel. If it doesn’t, therefore it’s aluminum.
- After you take your lights out, place the nuts and bolts back on so you won’t lose them. Do it in every part of the car that you remove.
- If the light looks faded, you can buff it out to make it look good.
- The more body parts you take off, the less over spray you’re going to have, therefore getting a nicer paint job.
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2 thoughts on “😎10 Must Know Tips When Painting a Car From Scratch!”
I thought it was interesting when you mentioned that you can check if a car is a steel or aluminum frame by checking it with a magnet. My car recently got sideswiped and it needs to be repainted again. I will have to take it into an autobody shop to have this done.
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