Amateur DIY – Paint Car At Home Using Rattle Cans, complete with graphic design stripes – PART 1

Amateur DIY – Paint Car At Home Using Rattle Cans, complete with graphic design stripes – PART 1


Hai I’n planning to do DIY paint job on my car As you can see, this is a fine old car and it was quite expensive to get a professional job on this paint was quite bad, so it needed a paint job anyway so I decided to do a DIY method I’m planning to do a two tone paint on this I will be looking to put some white stripes in the middle and the remaining will be blue, so there is going to be a colour change as well this tool will attach to a paint can I like this and I can use it like a paint gun The first coat is to be very light, you can see me going back and forth beacause this is my first time, and I’m learning as it goes The second coat, aim for a good coverage but careful not to make it too think to avoid paint runs The white will take at least 3 coats to show good coverage The key thing is to try and keep a continuous wet patch of paint, to ensure coverage That’s the third coat One thing I notice about the cans is that they are quite when you open them, they are quite strong, you get a good flow but as the cans are getting “emptier”… the paint flows are … it gets slower I used a stool to get the required height to paint the roof It is a good idea to use both hands this will give you more range standing in one position otherwise you have to keep shifting the stool around to get to to all around reach I have the white paint for the stripes where I want it to be I will wait for this to dry and then mask this according to my design and then paint my blue over it As you can see there’s a bit of paint runs here which is something you should try and avoid The remaining needs to be scuffed up very well using a 3M scuff pad This is a tack cloth as you can see, this is to wipe off any residual dust before we start painting on it Make sure to reach all areas it is very important that you take the dust off before any paint is applied on it You don’t want dust particles sticking under your paint The first coat of blue as you can see again, it has to be a thin layer Just make sure that you have an even covering. Don’t aim for a full coverage, just make sure the paint is there The rattle can’s spray nozzle sprays as a cluster, and it doesn’t work as well as the professional paint guns do… but we can make do with what we have We are just looking for a cheap solution… I missed out the… the second coat, because batteries ran out. I’ve 2 coats on this and you can see my design is all set, stripes is going all the way from front, to the back The back looks like this, I have these three panels to go, about 2 or 3 coats That’s the final coat Careful to give good coverage A rule of thumb that I follow is to maintain a wet patch And don’t miss the blue stripes I call it viper stripes because you see this on the dodge viper The key thing again is to ensure a full coverage I’m not an expert, so I’m having to go back to cover it to follow the wet patch. That shows you the new layer on top there Make sure a full coverage at least a 50% overlap they say Now let’s take a look the completed version The design tapes have come off This is how the front the top The boot I can see a few flaws (left by) the masking tapes the rear bumper Not too bad for a DIY job You can save a lot of money and have a lot of fun All the masking have come off now and this is how it looks like Not too bad, I would say for a A home job The beading was always there I never took them off The roof That’s the rear portion The boot and the bumper, This is how it looks Quite a good job a home job that’s it…

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