Chipped Paint? No Problem

Posted on: 23 December 2015

Do not allow a fender bender to ruin your day because your automobile has a few spots that are missing paint as a result of the accident. Learn how to repair the damaged areas with some basic materials by following the instructions listed below. Once you are finished, your vehicle's appearance will be restored to its former one and your worries will be eliminated.

Supplies Needed

  1. automotive detergent
  2. water hose
  3. bucket
  4. stiff-bristled scrub brush
  5. electric sander
  6. sandpaper (different grits)
  7. touch up primer pen
  8. automotive touch up paint
  9. buffing pad
  10. automotive compound
  11. lint-free cloth

Clean The Damaged Spots And Remove Loose Paint

Add a cup or two of automotive detergent to a bucket of water and mix the two components until they are sudsy. Dip a scrub brush into the cleaning solution and apply it to the damaged portions of your vehicle. Move the brush briskly across the vehicle's body so that any loose pieces of paint fall off. Rinse the vehicle's body off with plain water when you are finished.

Attach a piece of coarse grit sandpaper to an electric sander and move the tool firmly, back and forth, over the spots that are missing paint. Inspect the vehicle's body after a couple minutes to determine if it feels smooth. Once it is, attach a piece of fine grit paper to the sander and move it back over the same areas for a couple minutes. Rinse the treated areas with water and wait for them to dry.

Apply Touch Up Primer And Paint

Shake a touch up pen that contains primer to mix the contents inside of it. Press the tip of the pen against the areas that were sanded to release the primer. Apply the product evenly to each area that you are treating. Wait for the primer to dry. This may take an hour or two.

Apply automotive touch up paint in the same manner as the primer. If you purchased the paint from an automotive supply store, it may contain a small brush that is to be used as the applicator. Brush the paint on in even lines. Once the paint dries, add a second coat if any portions of the vehicle's body require more coverage.

Blend The Fresh Paint

Automotive compound will smooth out any rough edges in the new paint so that it blends in well with the rest of the vehicle's body. Pour a small amount of compound onto a buffing pad. Press the pad against the portions of your vehicles that were recently painted and move it around in circular motions. Once the compound has an opaque appearance, wipe it off with a lint-free cloth. Your vehicle's body will now appear as if it was never damaged. To learn more, speak with a business like Custom Kar Tops.

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