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How to paint a car using paintbrush and glossy paints?




2006

Hello!
I am an artist looking to paint my car (using a paint brush) with all different colors and designs. I am wondering what the process is from start to finish.
I am also wondering what type of paint I can use that will stay glossy and not fade... If their is no paint that is glossy, what is the best combination of matte paint and glossy topcoat/sealer?

Erin Fromkes
Mural Artist - WPB, Florida, USA



First step is to clean the surface with an automotive grade wax and grease remover, Use a clean terri cloth rag changing the fold often. Next step is to rough up the current plate finish so the new paint will adhere. A 320 grit pad with a D.A. (dual action) sander works great.

Use can use any automotive paint. Enamels are the easiest to work with. Most are either two or three component paints and minimum purchase quantity is by the quart (usually). You can then finish by spraying a few coats of clear. Sanding with 1200 wet/dry paper and the buffing to a mirror finish. Caution: If you do not have experience buffing paint I would recommend attempting the sanding or buffing. It all depends on just how nice you want it to look and how long you want it to last. Good luck

T.J. Luniewski
- Mpls, Minnesota, USA
2006




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