Before you start any painting job you should
at least read one or two books on how to paint, get an idea of the property of the paint,
and how to work with them in different temperatures.
The procedures in this page outlines the
basic procedures, but doesn't not cover everything you need to know about how to
paint. Painting any car, or car parts require a lot of experience and the mistakes
can be very costly.
Use drop cloth to cover all
the area that might be exposed to air born paint particles and lay out all the parts that
needs to be painted out in the open so all the area of the parts can be painted without
repositioning the pieces.
Here is a picture of John
covering up everything with drop cloth
For this paint job I am
using Acrylic Enamal paint mixed with glossy hardner which eliminate a clear coat.
When the paint is dried it will have a glossy clear coat finish. The acrylic enamal
paint is mixed with the correct temperature reducer, each reducer works best according the
ambiant termperature. The ratio is 2 parts paint 1 part reducer and the correct
amount of the hardner is also used. (The mixing ratio I gave was just a reference
the exact ratio amount maybe different from paint to paint, it is best to consult your
paint supplier for precise mixing information) Once the herdner is mixed together
with the paint the paint need to be used up withon 4 hours, it will become harden and
useless after that.
Here is a picture of the
The method to paint the color coat is a
little different than painting the primer. Thicker cost is required with the color
coat, and the final coat needs to be even thicker, just to the point before the paint
starts to run.
Here are some picture of
the parts while they were being painted. I sprayed a total of three coats of paint
on the aero kit, in between each coat I gave it about 10 minutes of drying time.
John and Chris (next
neighbor's kids) were happy about the paint job
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