The Basics of DIY Car Painting

Painting a car can be a frustrating and costly experience.  Not only do you have to deal with unscrupulous shop owners, but to add insult to injury, you will often find yourself paying exorbitant amounts of cash for these shops to just start painting a car.

Can I paint my car myself? A question most motorists have asked themselves after receiving that small scratch or noticing that minor wear in the finish.  Luckily, one can learn the basics of painting a car from home thanks to the internet. I found a wealth of information there including these basics which I am about to share with you.

One of these tools you will become intimately familiar is the spray paint gun.  These can be purchased from any auto body or parts store.  While there are a variety of brands to choose from, Sata, Sharpe, and DeVilbiss are the most popular and the industry leaders.  They are also the most likely to give the DIY car painter that pristine sheer that we all are after.  

There are two sizes of the spray gun to choose from. The smaller gun, called a detail gun, offers a 6 or 8-ounce capacity cup and is for those fine details and crevasses. It also comes with a trigger assembly mounted on top. The standard gun, which is larger and better to suited for use on broad areas, comes with a handle grip trigger. 

The prices for each gun start as low as £100 but can go much higher depending on which brand you choose. Remember though, the best paint sprayer will give you the best results.  You can find great deals and offers online if you search a lot.

I hope this article help you realise that painting your own car is possible and it is actually an option that can save you loads of money in your next project car.

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