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How to Paint Your Car (Revised & Updated)

How to Paint Your Car (Revised & Updated)

How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. 

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How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. You’ll learn the latest information about paint chemistry, waterborne paints, spray guns, body fillers, surface prep, site prep, as well as respirators and other safety gear that every automotive painter must know.

With step-by-step detail, you’ll learn how to properly prepare your car for paint work, including minor bodywork, surface preparation, rust removal, masking, priming and final coating. How to Paint Your Car also includes information about custom touches and effects as well as how to care for your paint after application, including information on buffing compounds, waxes, and other care products. Everything you need to know to feel comfortable and confident in undertaking your own paint project, whether a touch-up job or a complete respray, is covered in How to Paint Your Car.

Revised & Updated edition

Chapters include:

Automotive Painting Defined

Automotive Paint Chemistry

Supporting Products

Tools, Materials and Safety

Surface Preparation

- Using paint stripper on small jobs

- Mixing and applying body filler

- Applying and sanding primer surfacer

Masking

- How to take and mask windows and windshields

Paint Application

Extra Details

- Laying out and painting scallops

- Applying vinyl adhesive graphics

Part Replacement and Assembly

- Reinstalling door glass

Keeping the Shine

- Cleaning

- Detailing

- Touching up your vehicles paint

Painting Other Parts and Components

- Painting wheels

- Repainting a vehicle (start to finish)

Vehicle Painting Checklist

Fiberglass Body/Body Component Preparation Checklist

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How to Paint Your Car (Revised & Updated)

How to Paint Your Car (Revised & Updated)

How to Paint Your Car reveals the techniques, tricks, and technology behind automotive painting through 400 color photos, clear captions, detailed text, and step-by-step how-to sequences. 

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