👉DIY Car Painting Basics – What To Do BEFORE YOU PAINT Your Car 🚗

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Hi, it’s Tony from LearnAutoBodyAndPaint. Today’s topic is DIY Car Painting Basics – What To Do BEFORE YOU PAINT Your Car.

This project is a 1989 Daihatsu Mini Jet, 3-cylinder motorcycle engine which needs body work. It is fully functional and drivable vehicle which is used even today in Japan.

Before working on a project, you must assess what needs to be done. Make sure that you wash the car with a good degreaser or washer.

If you take a look at this truck we have scuffs and dents and a little bit of body work. Check out the video as I show you all these as well as the work that we will be doing with this truck. I also show you the tools that we’re using for this project.

Let me show you a cool thing about this truck. Check out the yellow lines and in between these, we’re going to put a nice aqua teal blue on it. This will be a two-toned truck, which is white and teal. It will definitely look awesome!

We will have the whole front section with teal paint. We will probably redo the lights silver. The front bumper cover will probably be white as the entire truck. It will be pearl white. J

We will also throw in some X Finishes Moon Dust Pearl in the paint. Check out these awesome organic pearls and flakes on Zoolaa. It is similar to the House of Kolor brand, but more affordable. This paint job will definitely pop out and will look fantastic!

Here are great tips from this short video!

  • Make sure that vehicle is clean before doing any body work.
  • You can use a razor to take off auction markings.
  • When working on a project, you must assess the whole vehicle.
  • Figure out which part you are going to remove while painting.
  • If you don’t see any screws, try pushing it sidewards to loosen it up.
  • Electric screwdrivers can really save you a lot of time.
  • Having a complete set of tools can make a lot of difference.
  • Be careful in pulling out car parts.
  • Check out how a certain part locks after removing it. This way, you will have an idea on how to place it back on.
  • If you are planning to remove your lights before painting, please remember that you need to re-adjust them after painting.
  • Most of these screws are 10mm.
  • Clean rusted screws by using a wire brush. You can also paint them afterwards to make them look cool.

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3 thoughts on “👉DIY Car Painting Basics – What To Do BEFORE YOU PAINT Your Car 🚗”

  1. Great tips, thanks for sharing. We don’t realize that there are a few things we need to do before painting a car by self. The tips on removing the lights and readjusting them is useful. It’s also important to paint in one direction, if you’re new to painting.


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