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Everyone wants a great-looking paint job on his or her car, but it’s not cheap. Since most of the expense of a custom paint job is labor, learning to do the work yourself using tips from the pros can save you money.

Veteran author Dennis W. Parks joined body shop owner and TV personality Rick Bacon with Custom Car Painting on a Budget to show you how to paint your car. With the knowledge provided in this book and your willingness to learn, you can be driving a car with a custom paint job of which you can be proud. Step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow directions cover everything from paint removal and disassembly to final reassembly. This book includes chapters on ways to reduce cost, perform minor bodywork, strip old paint, install patch panels, do surface preparation, mask, paint, and maintain the finish.

Bodywork, surface preparation, and buffing are all labor-intensive tasks that quickly add up at the local paint shop. With the knowledge provided in this book and your willingness to learn, you can be driving a car with a custom paint job that you can be proud of. Get professional results at a fraction of the cost with Custom Car Painting on a Budget.r

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Everyone wants a great-looking paint job on his or her car, but it’s not cheap. Since most of the expense of a custom paint job is labor, learning to do the work yourself using tips from the pros can save you money.

Veteran author Dennis W. Parks joined body shop owner and TV personality Rick Bacon with Custom Car Painting on a Budget to show you how to paint your car. With the knowledge provided in this book and your willingness to learn, you can be driving a car with a custom paint job of which you can be proud. Step-by-step photos and easy-to-follow directions cover everything from paint removal and disassembly to final reassembly. This book includes chapters on ways to reduce cost, perform minor bodywork, strip old paint, install patch panels, do surface preparation, mask, paint, and maintain the finish.

Bodywork, surface preparation, and buffing are all labor-intensive tasks that quickly add up at the local paint shop. With the knowledge provided in this book and your willingness to learn, you can be driving a car with a custom paint job that you can be proud of. Get professional results at a fraction of the cost with Custom Car Painting on a Budget.r

Pages : 176
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 603 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613256930
Product Code : SA511

Dedication

Acknowledgments 

About the Authors 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: Paint Job Costs 

Skill 

Quality

Experience 

Materials 

Equipment

Work Space

Environmental Regulations 

Safety 

Paint Products 

Tools 

 

Chapter 2: Bodywork

Hidden Issues 

Purchase Price versus Expense to Finish

Have a Budget and Stick with It

An Adequate Work Space

Push Your Limits or Contract It Out 

Strategy Development 

Start with a Small Project

Determine the Type of Existing Paint 

Disassembly 

Collision Repair 

Paint Stripping 

Metal Replacement 

Simple Patch Panel 

More Complex Patch Panel

Body Filler on Bare Metal

Custom Bodywork and Modifications

 

Chapter 3: Surface Preparation 

Aligning Panels and Fitting Gaps 

Sanding Blocks and Paper 

Is Going to Bare Metal a Necessity?

 

Chapter 4: Masking

Masking Tape

Masking Paper

Small Area

Roll Masking Film 

Large Area 

Work Area 

Drop Cloths 

 

Chapter 5: Primers and Other Substrates

Epoxy Primer

High-Build Filler Primer

Guide Coat 

Sealer 

Reducer 

Before You Spray 

Wax and Grease Remover 

Mixing and Application 

 

Chapter 6: Top Coats 

Matching an Existing Color 

Matching Any Color

Selecting a New Color

From Toner to Paint

VOCs

The Best Coverage 

What Best Suits Your Skill Level 

Single Stage

Base Coat/Clear Coa

Multistage

Waterborne

Before You Spray Paint

Simple Repaint

Color Change/Total Repaint

Painting a Car

 

Chapter 7: Reassembly

Tape the Edges 

Enlist Some Help

Reassembling the Heavy Parts

Block Sand and Prime the Exterior Panels

Layout and Mask for Custom Paint: Part 1

Layout and Mask for Custom Paint: Part 2

Layout and Mask for Custom Paint: Part 3

Transfer a Pattern for Custom Paint

Apply the Final Paint

Bumpers

Glass

Factory Trim

Grille

Miscellaneous Parts

 

Chapter 8: Perfecting and Maintaining the Finish

Wet Sanding

Rubbing Compounds and Buffing

Overspray

Extra Details

Repairing Small Nicks

Keep it Clean

Final Words 

 

Source Guide 

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