To remove the chips you will need the following tools: undercoat; abrasive sanding paper for wet sanding; car polish kit; polisher; filling; paint varnish; a piece of plastic or metal; brush and toothpick; paint and varnish. Most of these materials you’ll already have at home, but paint-chip repair kits and materials are readily available at your favorite car parts supply store.
Selection of the right paint color is the most important aspect of the whole process. You should find a spray paint with the right color number. You can find it in pieces auto online store.
Start with a clean car. Examine the chip to determine if the primer is intact or if the damage extends to bare metal. If the metal is exposed and the dreaded rusting process has already begun, remove the rust with fine wet/dry sandpaper. The best way to keep the sanding to the damaged area is to glue a round of the sandpaper to the eraser end of a new pencil.
Apply light layers of paint over the clean area. The primer layer has to be below the surface of the intact paint or your chip will end up as a bump. It takes about two hours for each primer layer to completely dry. Lightly wet-sand the area once it has dried, and then finish this step with another wipe of rubbing alcohol.
Next up is the touch-up paint. Use the same technique as with the primer, but employing a new toothpick to apply the paint. Even if the first application doesn’t completely cover the primer, do not flood the area with more paint. Let it dry for about two hours. Repeat until the depression is filled with multiple thin coats of paint and the area bulges slightly above the original paint areas. Wait at least 3 days to let the paint completely cure.
Your next tool is a flat sanding block, also available at your auto parts store. Follow the directions on the sanding block; some require a 24-hour soaking period before use. Use the block in a back-and-forth motion, as opposed to a circular motion, until the new paint mound is reduced to the same level as the surrounding paint. Clean the area and apply a glaze or wax to renew a high gloss to the paint. If you’ve followed these directions carefully, using skill and patience, you too can say goodbye to paint chips.
Posted on February 14th, 2012 by admin
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