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.
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. Youll 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, youll 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
Automotive Painting Defined
Automotive Paint Chemistry
Tools, Materials and Safety
- Using paint stripper on small jobs
- Mixing and applying body filler
- Applying and sanding primer surfacer
- How to take and mask windows and windshields
- Laying out and painting scallops
- Applying vinyl adhesive graphics
Part Replacement and Assembly
- Reinstalling door glass
Keeping the Shine
- 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