Painting the car at home. Basic rules
Basic rules and advice. Painting a car at home
Sooner or later, but most motoriststhere is a need to update the paint and varnish coating of the car. Sometimes the problem is solved by abrasive polishing, but there are times that a complete or partial repainting of the car is required. The cost of painting in specialized services is quite high, which is why many owners of used cars decide on painting the car at home. However, it is necessary to purchase an appropriate tool for painting the car.
So, painting a car at home requires at least a week of persistent responsible work, self-confidence and the fulfillment of all the technological stages.
It is necessary to thoroughly clean and washcar, removing from the surface of the body of all mud, grease and bitumen stains with the help of special children. A cheaper agent is white spirit, but do not use gasoline or thinner, otherwise car painting at home will lead to disastrous consequences.
After cleaning the body should be dismantled from itall elements that do not require painting, lighting equipment, etc. Next, the car must be carefully inspected for chips and deep scratches. Defective places should be marked and proceed to their cleaning with sandpaper (No. 60-100). It is necessary to clean up the metal, but try to make the transition from the defective area not intact as noticeable as possible. This is easy to verify by stroking and feeling the area to be cleaned. The hand is the most accurate and sensitive device.
After carrying out the work, it is necessary to wipe offdefective spots with a white spirit, clean the body of the dust and allow it to dry out. The next stage will be shpatlevanie problem areas. For this, a synthetic polyester synthetic filler is used, preferably a finishing one. Stir the putty with the hardener for 40 seconds, then quickly, but without fuss zashpatlevate defective area, making cross-movement with a spatula. Do not forget, putty becomes not usable after 4-6 minutes after kneading.
Putty places are allowed to dry out whentemperature of 20 degrees 35-50 minutes, after which they are carefully ground with fine-grained sandpaper. As a result, the surfaces to be ground must become the same as the non-machined areas of the body. The geometry of the machine is corrected if necessary. Upon completion of work, the cleaned areas are wiped with white spirit, dried and covered with a primer of light gray color with an approach to the untouched areas of the body. It will help to see the flaws in the work that need to be corrected.
Finally, we proceed to direct paintingbodywork. Carefully clean the surface of the car from dust, we seal with paint tape and paper all the places that can not be painted. Teach that the margin between the painted and unpainted parts will be about 0.02 mm.
Scratch all the surface of the vehicle to be painted with sandpaper №1200 before the appearance of haze. We control the cleanliness of the body, wipe it with rags with white spirit and let dry.
The room in which the painting will be done should be well washed and insulated from dust and other dirt. The required working area is at least two meters along the perimeter of the car.
As a paint, it is better to use auto enamel withdrying without baking. Stir the paint in accordance with the instructions and strain it through a special funnel, fill it in the gun tank for painting with a nozzle № 1,4. The feed pressure is 2.5 - 3.0 Atm. The technique of painting the car is simple. Coloring starts from the roof at a distance of 15-25 cm from the body. The color and depth of the paint will only appear after the second coat of color. The time of complete drying of the body is about 36 hours at a temperature of 20 degrees.
As we see, painting the car at home is quite a laborious and responsible process, but strict observance of the rules will allow getting a decent result.