How To Paint a Car – In Pieces or at Once?
It’s not a common question, but a good one.
“Should I paint my car in pieces or not?” …”What are the pro’s and con’s of painting a car or any project in pieces?”
What I mean by stages is painting part of the car one day. Like your hood, fenders and bumpers, then painting the rest of the car the next day all in pieces in your garage.
If you are then color matching will be an issue. The reason why is that you won’t be able to SEE how your coats are laying on. Thus, not being able to correctly color match your panels.
If your painting all of your parts in the booth at once and in pieces, then yes. You can do this if you feel that you can lay even coats over all parts.
Painting Custom Colors
The more custom your colors are, the harder it will be to color match. You’ll have to also ensure correct paint mixing ratios. Just like CANDY PAINTS. If spraying candy, it’s recommended to paint your car or entire project in one piece.
Unless the parts are small like a motorcycle fairing kit.
Then you can have your fenders, tank and side fairings all next to each other and painting them at once in pieces.
If painting something small like this, then yes painting custom all in pieces at once is the only real way to accomplish a world-class job.
The whole point is not to spray custom colors such as added pearl, flake and candy in pieces on different days. If you’re doing all of this at once in your garage or spray booth on the same day, you can go for it.
I wouldn’t recommend this for newbies. If you are a newbie, and your thinking of shooting pearl, flake and even candy then spray your car in one piece.
It will give you a better chance to get a good color match, and remember, candies are the one of the hardest top coats to paint.
You must feel comfortable with your gun and have proper flow and distance down pat first. If not, you risk having a blotchy and uneven candy coat.
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