Auto Body Repair How To

Learning how to do auto body repair will take some time, but it is worth the effort. This guide will demonstrate how to do clear coating on your car. This will protect the paint job and make the auto look fresh. This guide will also show how to blacken bumpers.
How to Clear Coat Cars

Required Tools and Materials

Buffing compound
Electric buffer
Airbrush
Clear coat
Wet rag
Fine grain sandpaper
Masking tape
Newspapers or plastic sheeting

Step 1

Put newspapers on every part of the car you don’t want to apply clear coating on. Secure the sheeting or newspapers with masking tape.

Step 2

Dampen the sandpaper with water. Use the wet sandpaper to sand the auto’s surface. Dip the sandpaper in water again if necessary. Let the auto dry.

Step 3

Wipe away any debris on the car with the wet rag. Let the car dry again.

Step 4

Mix the clear coat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Those studying how to do auto body repair often use different products. Follow the directions. When you’re done mixing, put some
of the clear coat on the airbrush.

Step 5

Coat the auto with the airbrush. Do your work in one foot sections. Apply the strokes evenly and steadily.

Step 6

Let the cot dry. When it’s dry, remove the sheeting or newspapers. Use buffing compound and electric buffer to polish the car.

Tips and Warnings

If you make a mistake with the airbrush, sand the car and repeat it again. Make sure you are painting in a well ventilated place. Open the windows if you are painting in the garage.

How to Blacken Car Bumpers

Required Tools and Materials

Rubbing alcohol
Fine sandpaper
Back-to-black kit
Heat gun
Black spray paint

Step 1

Use the screwdriver to take out the bumper from your auto.

Step 2

Remove any bumper polish with the sandpaper. Wax can be removed by rubbing alcohol.

Step 3

Clean the bumper with soap and water. Let the car dry naturally.

Step 4

Heat the bumper with the heat gun. Start from a distance and move closer slowly. You’ll see a smooth finish as the plastic melts.

Step 5

Apply black spray paint coating if you are repairing black plastic strips. But you cannot apply this on bumpers that are not full plastic.

Knowing how to do auto body repairs is something all car owners should be aware of. The two examples above show that it is not that difficult. Knowing how to do basic repair jobs can save money and time.

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