Iam going to do my first paint job on my truck using a 2 stage paint.How long do I have to wait after I shoot the last coat of clear before i can color sand and cut and buff it.?

theres no sanding when u do a 2 stage paint job,and ull have to wait about 2weeks tobuff the car if it was not baked under heat lampsu only bake if enamelmodern paint does not require bakenext question asked how long to wait after last clear coat before you colorPAY ATTENTIONthe color coat goes o...

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How do you paint a car?

== == i would start by wet sanding it with some 400 grid sandpaper and then take it to a car dealership and tell them that you wet sanded it and ask them to paint it, its alot cheaper if you wet sand it yourselfADDENEUM: Oh man, answer "how to paint a car" in one sentence!! That's a good one. I'v...

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Why are car bodies painted?

The application of paint slows the process of oxidation (rust).

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Is there alcohol in paint?

In the new waterborn paint systems YES. They are basically latex paint with a little alcohol.

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What sand paper do you use to ruff up the paint on your car before you clear coat it?

Wet 600 is the coarsest I would use. A better way would be to use one of the different grits of Scotch Brite. Most body shops use it now more than sand paper.

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Can you return a used car if they painted over damage?

There is no federal statute covering this. However, many states have enacted their own laws. In some states, there is a period as long as 30 days where you can walk away from the deal, but not all. However, this often only covers mechanical issues. Always take a care to a mechanic before purchasi...

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Does rust stop work?

no, it's a waste of money

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Does silly string hurt car paint?

Yes it can if it has dried and your trying to remove it. It can damage your Clear Coat more than your actual car paint. If you remove it right away than no your car will be fine.

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How much is paint thinner for a car?

it depends how much gals do u get..

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Is it worth sandblasting and repainting rusty steel rims for your car?

depends if you want to spend money yes if if you dont want to waste the time just buy new ones

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How do you make a car body?

Most steel panels and chassis components are stamped out in factories. Custome fabricating can be done by hand but requires equipment and knowledge.

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How can you repair paint on a car that has been hit with an egg?

A lot depends on how long the egg had been on the car, and how old the paint is. If you got it washed off right away and it left a stain you might be able to get it off with a fine grit rubbing compound. If that will not do it you may need to use a high speed buffer with a course compound, then f...

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Where is the best place to get a custom paint job in eastern North Carolina?

A custom paint shop....they usually do good. Open the yellow pages. dont be lazy

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How much is a fade paint job on a car like one that goes from blue to purple to green as it drives by?

I believe you are refering to chameleon paint and the paint costs about $600 a pint usually. You Usually need about 2 gallons for a whole vehicle so you are looking at about $9000 in materials plus probably $5,000 labor. They make some cheaper chameleon paints but the quality is not as good.

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What wax is the best to use on a car to bring the color back into the car if it is a older car?

Waxing will not bring back the colour on an older car if there is oxidization. Oxidization needs to be removed with a suitable polish, then wax can be applied to protect the fresh paint surface. VaporWax is a non abrasive acrylic conditioner that will remove oxidation from automotive paint on con...

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Where can I find the wiring color code for a Delco car radio?

lots of Auto parts stores will print you a wiring diagram including color codes for free

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What is the average paint thickness on a car?

Maybe 0,01 cm. improvement: Yeah, they don't measure paint in centimeters or millimeters. They measure it in mil. There are 0.0254 millimeters in a mil. The average paint will be between 6 and 8 mil. Visit www.autogeekonline.net for other such paint questions. Detailers know more about paint...

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How long does it take for a car to rust?

if never undercoated or washed and waxed,about 5 yrs nowadays with the crap they build. my 1990 Olds looks like day we bought it, but our 2004 Ford is already rusted above wheel wells.

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Why is paint work on the car is peeling?

The car was not prepped right. Klix- Wax & Grease remover was not use. bad primer or maybe no harder in primer. or Rust under paint. it can go on and on. I seen one car that had rust pin holes that made the paint bubble from water getting behind. I also seen a factor fender that had factory p...

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What causes spray paint to peel when you put it on metal?

Improperly prepped surface, and or incompatible material overlays such as water based paint on enamel or vise versa.

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Can you paint a car with spray paint?

Yes,you can. I've seen it done by 'spray bombs' and wasn't impressed. It's better to get a small cheap spray gun and use a compressor.

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Can you paint acrylic lacquer over 2 pack finish?

Yes, acrylic lacquer can be applied over a 2 pack finish. Be aware, using a very fine finish could cause an adhesion problem.

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When thinning clear coat for car it turns to a jelly. I have tried the recommended thinners that is written on the label mineral turpentine and even different brands of clear. Why is this happening?

You need to do three things to make it work:

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Is there a simple and cheap way to fix clear coat on trunk?

The only way I know of( which is how a body shop would do it) is this: Obtain a inexpensive paint gun and rent a small compressor. Mask off area. Scuff entire trunk with a scotch-brite pad. Wipe down area to be painted with a wax and grease remover. Spray a tack coat of clear urethane on it wait ...

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How do you remove unwanted paint from car body?

It will be hard to get off a car. You will have to take it in the dealership and see if they can do it.

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How can you get stickers of your car without hurting the paint?

use a heat gun and a soft plastic scraper and keep the heat gun moving so you dont wreck the paint

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How much would it cost to have a car mirror painted?

This depends on the size, type of paint, colour, where the work is being done EG: New York city or NigeriaAnd finally if the whole car is taken to the paint shop or just the mirrorIf you buy a can of spray paint $12.00If its a Ferrari mirror painted by the dealer in New York $2500.00

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What paint can you use on car radatior?

Radiator paint, of course...it comes in convenient spray cans...

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What can you use to remove water bad water spots on tinted car window?

Muratic acid for tile. But don't get any on your paint.The following was posted by Upodium Car Care on December 4, 2010:Non professional detailers may try a 50/50 blend of vinegar and water with some fine steel wool (00 or 000) for windows.The following information is more hazardous. Contact your...

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What is the difference between acrylic and urethane automobile paint?

Acrylic is single pack and air drying, urathane hardens chemically,having an isocyanate based hardener mixed in before applying.

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What should you do or not do when driving your brand-new car?

To break in your new car, it is suggested to not subject the engine to constant speeds. Better piston ring seating will be achieved by varying the speed and avoiding hard and sudden accelerations at least during the first 500 miles. Gradual accelerations with some decelerations are the most benef...

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How long would it take for a car to rust away?

It depends on the state or area it is from. Some states use chemicals on there roads that increase corrison. The other thing is it would take a long time for the heavy metal parts to rust away due to the mass; like frame rails, suspension, and brake parts.

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What do you call a person that applys decals vinyls and custom paint jobs to cars?

I am not sure what the actual person would be called but I would assume a body shop is who you would need to call to have this done. Some body shops are better than others and some deal with mostly collision work. I would start calling around and asking you may want to find a body shop that deal ...

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How do you touch up chipped car paint?

There are special chip touch up capsules made by Dupli-Color. This is about 1/2 ounce of thick paint in container like lipstick, with a small brush. -Get your vehicle colour off the doorplate, then go to an auto accessory store for the paint. I have used these on 6-8 vehicles and they are really ...

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What is acrylic urethane?

What is Acrylic Urethane?What makes it different from Acrylic enamel and Urethane or Polyurethane paint?How does it compare in terms of application and especially hardness to the other two types?

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How do you wash off brake dust caked onto the side of your truck?

with your hand and soapy water and a hose you waterhead

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How does paint protect a car?

It prevents rain from getting to the metalits rather simple reallyits like a tarp,only you "paint it on" and have to "re-tarp" it every once in a whilemetal rusts.... so cover it up

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Will paint thinner hurt a car's finish?

The thinner, if used too much, could affect the finish of the paint sprayed on the car - maybe looking matt rather than gloss. It is best to follow the paint manufacturer's instructions - especially if the car you are spraying is for a customer, not yours!

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Can harden wax on a towel or buffer damage a vehicles paint?

Yes hardened wax does cause damage to a vehicles paint. The worst culprit is carnauba based wax. When Dry natual carnauba can became as hard as stone. That's one reason why you are warned not to put wax on a new car. It will ruin the finish.Power buffers can scratch scar and burn away paint, Hard...

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Will paint thinner hurt a car finish?

Paint thinner cannot permanently damage the paint but it may remove the wax. It can be used to remove bug splats and tar. Lacquer thinner will remove the paint and the primer.

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What happens if you scratch paint on a car?

This happened to me recently. If you scratched someone else's car. then you would handle it just like any other car accident and exchange insurance information. Same thing would happen if your car got scratched.

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How do you sand blast paint from metal?

How to sand blast paint from metal? With abrasive blasting equipment. For more detail, ask a more specific question.

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What would you call someone that paints cars applys decals and vinyls etc to them?

First I would call them very "Talented" and they are usually called "auto/truck detailer.

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What skills you need to spray paint cars?

you need to know what the right angle to do it on is

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How much is it for a car paint job?

It depends on the type of paint job you want you would half to pay more if you wat a custome pait job. But a normal paint job only cost about 200$ and it also depends on where you go to get the pain t jjob

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How do you fine paint number on car?

i would take my car to a professional

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What is a car coat?

A car coat is a light weight coat, heavier than a spring coat, but not as heavy as a winter coat. It is usually just above or below the knee and isto be worn over clothing to cover and/or protect your outfit.

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How much to paint a semi truck with sleeper?

Depending on what all you want but should range in the 6,000.00 to 10,000.00 range. The price will vary according to what type of paint you want to use and whether or not you want to disassemble all of the external hardware and trim before prepping for the paint job. Base-Coat Clear-Coat (Two-Sta...

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If you noticed your new car was scratched a day after you drove it home from the dealer is the dealer responsible to repair the damage?

No, unfortunately they cannot be responsible. If you bought your car used most likely you were advised that the car was being sold "as is" and any pre-existing damage was your responsibility to fix if desired. If you bought it brand new the dealer will go over the vehicle with you and show that t...

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How do you remove paint from your car exterior due to a painted pole that you hit or swiped?

I recommend first trying to buff it out with a power buffer, but if that doesn't work there is another option. There is a paint cleaner made by the same company that makes "Goo Gone" it is called "Goof Off" (Seriously)(Sold in any major hardware store) It is a paint STRIPPER, so be very careful n...

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How much does a paint job for a car cost?

500-1000 for a "nothing special" maaco paint job, 4,000-6,000 for a "as good factory", 15,000-20,000 for "show quality". Really depends on alot of didn't things, For example: Do they need to do body work,dents? How much prep work it needs, is it a fiat 500 or an "jacked up"excurions, convertible?...

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How do you paint a car engine?

You can get some high-temperature paints simply enough at any hardware store, but you aren't going to end up with anything that looks like anything but a "painted engine." If you want it to look the real deal, you should probably find chromed parts instead of a 5-dollar can of chrome paint and if...

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Is it possible for a car to completely rust away?

yes,if it left 4 a very very long time

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What is the main substance in car paint?

Paint and Water and China and rats.

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How long does it take for rust to appear?

There is no specific answer different car makers go to more trouble than others to stop rust and so this means some brands go rusty faster than others. Fait for example use to be terrable for rusting out really fast don't know what they are like these days tho. However if you take any car near sa...

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How many layers of paint on a car?

One prime with the anti corrosion, one paint, one clear. Sometimes they add sealant (sort if wax).

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Can ham take off car paint?

Yes but paint stripper is more affective

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Will acetone ruin car paint?

If it is a recent model car, with clear coat (1990s and newer), Acetone is safe for removing tar/asphalt splashes. Acetone can affect the finish if allowed to soak for a long period of time, however, it evaporates very quickly so this is not usually an issue. Fingernail Polish remover is very oft...

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Does shaving cream hurt car paint?

I want to play a trick on someone by putting shaving cream on their truck & putting cherries on top! Will the shaving cream hurt the paint in any way?

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Somthing has been spiled on your car the paint has come off down to the metal what was used to do this?

Anything with an acid or solvent base could do it. It takes very little to etch the paint. To get to bare metal, something deliberate was used. Stripper of some kind. If there is no damage to the metal, most any paint stripper would do it. Some car finishes for several years will just come off on...

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How do you get road grime off the paint on your car?

My neighbor says he uses Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover and gets very good results. Personally, I spray a little water/dish detergent mixture and let it set a few minutes, then I spray again and scrub with a sponge covered with a nylon mesh. Rinse it off with clear water.

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How do you remove paint from the hood of your car?

You mean like vandalism kinda paint or remove the paint to repaint the hood? You could try using a buffer and rubbing compound to remove the first. The second all you need to do is scuff the shiny off the hood. It will turn a whitish color then you can repaint it. Hope this helps.

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What are the requirements for a permit to paint cars?

Tvs xl bonding problem

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Will flour take the paint off a car?

Despite all of the rumors you may hear about various ordinary foods taking paint off your car (sodas, meats, tomatoes, cheese), none of them are true. In order to break down the chemical bond that holds auto paint together, a caustic solvent such as acetone must be used.

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How are electrostatics used in spray-painting workshop?

Dry electrostatic paint application (also known as powder coating) is used in many paint shops.The item to be painted is connected to a negative charge generator and positively charged paint particles are sprayed at the item.This reduces paint loss, environmental damage and improves paint coverage.

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How do you become a body car customiser?

I imagine you mean like custom body work and paint, my suggestion is check with your local technical school, most have full body fabrication and paint courses. you can get your Diploma in Body works or even go for your 2 year degree at most of the bigger schools, then almost any body shop will gi...

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About how much would it cost do get the original Firebird design custom painted on the hood of your car?

About 2,000$ or 1950£

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Can you use acrylic paint over urethane enamel?

You could but it wouldn't last long. Urethane is a polymer and would be flexable to heat and cold, acrylic is a hard finish and would most likely crack or chip off.

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When did they start painting flames on the fronts of cars?

== == After the the end of World War Two, in California, in the late 1940's , the age of early hot rod car building began. One of the "looks " was to imitate the kind of "nose art " tnat had been painted on WW2 fighter and bomber aircraft, including sharks's teeth and flames and girl friends name...

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Why are cars painted?

coz they want to look nice*and if their not painted their look boring , &besides if the cars are not painted maybe the owner of the car will know the car ,if you know if i mean !*

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How can you spray paint your car with aerosol cans...just graffiti style but still keep the original paint from being damaged if you decide to sell later?

ive done it. As long as the original paint is a good quality 2pac it will wipe of with thinners

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How much would it cost to scrape and repaint a truck?

Depending on the type of paint and how much you need, it could range anywhere from $1,000 to roughly $10,000-$15,000. It all depends though.

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How do you remove yellow reflective road paint from the body of your car?

Yellow reflective road paint can be removed from a car by using a rubbing compound. This should be done as soon as possible. Rubbing compound looks something like automobile polish in a canister with a rubbing sponge.

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How do you remove car paint?

Removing paint from the body of the car.Either use a chemical paint stripper or sand off the paint.A blow lamp can be used, but this is not recommended due to the fire risk.Removing over spray.Thinners on a rag, or nail polish remover works as well.Remember to cut and polish the surface afterward...

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How long do you need to wait to do a cut and polish after a new paint job on your car?

Depending on the paint manufacture(ppg, sikkens, dupont,) usually 24-72 hrs. Also if you baked the paint in a booth, or just air dried. The reason you wait is to let the paint gas off. What that means is let the chemicals evaporate and let the paint cure. If you fail to do this, the evaporation o...

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How do you wax a black car?

with automotive wax ya dipshits!

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How soon can you wax your car after it has been painted?

Every paint manufacturer has different time frames in which the paint needs to "breathe" before you can wax. It can vary from 30 days to 4 months. Best to directly ask the manufacturer, or go by the recommendations of your bodyshop who made the repair.

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What grit sandpaper should you use to prepare a car for paint?

when sanding it down you should start with a lower number(rougher grit) and move to a higher number like 600-800. the higher number is, the smoother it will become.

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Where can you go to get a car repainted a different color and how expensive is it?

You can get your car repainted at any paint shop. It depends where you get it from.

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What are different car cleaner and wax brands?

There are many different brands out there, but many would argue that some of the best products come from a company called Meguiar's, although their products are fairly expensive. Other brands include Turtle Wax and Armor All.

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What are tips for repairing a car with Bondo?

Remove all foreign material, i.e., rust, paint, etc. Apply bondo to clean, rough metal only.Make sure metal is roughened to ensure adhesion of bondo to metal.Begin shaping, sanding, just after bondo is set up, don't leave too long, will be difficult to sand.Apply more bondo, to the sanded bondo, ...

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How should you 'break-in' a new car?

You should start off treating the engine very gently i.e. gentle revs and never more than 1/4 throttle. Over time you gradually use more revs and more throttle until you eventually end up using the full range of the engine. It is important to eventually end up using all the power and rev range to...

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What's the best car wax?

Maquires. Wax on....no need to wax off. Great shine for quite a long time.

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What is the best aerosol car spray paint lacquer?

Its not car paint, but Montana spray paint is definitely the best paint in a spray can. I dont think you will find actual car paint in an aerosol can, but I could be wrong.

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How do you ruin cars paint?

Pour brake fluid on the car! Or you could run it into a tree. that usually wipes out a good paint job. then there's the ever useful sandpaper, hammer, key and chisel.

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How much is an average paint job for a car?

It depends where you live and who does it. I found it ranges from 250 and up. My husband painted his 2 door acura for 299 and it look great. Just shop around.

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What is the proper humidity to paint cars?

The perfect humidity is when is hot outside because the paint dries faster end it would look better.

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Do you need rustproofing for car?

All car parts are coated with a layer of a rustproofing paint. A deep scrath could need a new coat as the layer has been breached.

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Which type of car paint is last longer metallic paint or non metallic paint?

they can both last a long time if they are cared for properly, but non-metalic paint lasts slightly longer, because it cant rust out.

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Can you paint the roof of a convertible car with spray paint?

yes, and no. they make a special paint, more of a dye to recolor faded tops.

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How much would it roughly cost to have someone paint my car if the sanding and body work was done professionally?

You get what you pay for with paint jobs, you can hit one of the cheap places like earl scheib or Maaco and spend as little as $200 or go way up to around $2500 for a really professional job, decide how well you want it done and what you have to spend, and find the best service provider who will ...

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Can you paint over the glass roof in a 1998 corvette that is spyder cracking?

NO! It will look awful Go get another one from ecklers

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How do you remove pine pitch from a car's paint?

do you mean tree sap ? if so use a little paint thinner in a rag and wipe it off

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Does WD40 harm a cars paint job or anything else?

wd40 is a lubricant some people use it to take tar off their cars so it souldnt hurt the paint.and i use the stuff for lots of other things hope i helped. fatcat101

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Is mat black paint easyer to spray a car with?

All paint in aerosol cans spray the same. However, matte paint on a car will look like, well, you know. If you are going to use spray cans to paint your car you really should use a gloss enamel. It's only a few cents more per can but the results will be 100 times better than using matte paint. I ...

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How does camouflage spray paint work?

Camouflage spray paint comes in a variety of different colors. You simply get a bunch of different colors that you would like to use and spray them in random patterns.

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How do you know what color your car is?

Color code. Located in the owner's manual, glove box, door jam, trunk lid, etc. Look around and you will find it.

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If you put flames on your car will it go faster?

yeah. it'll go faster in decenegrating.

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How does electrostatic spray painting work for painting cars?

no... The paint gets an electrical charge and then the charged paint particles are attractedto the car, or whatever is being painted, just like a charged balloon sticks to a wall. Once the paint dries, it sticks much better to the surface and creates a smooth layer. Search "paint spraying - stati...

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What is the average price to get a vehicle painted?

Sometimes it could take $100-$200, or it could take $1000.00 Get at least three estimates, in person, and ASK questions such as: Will you leave it outside to collect pollutants, is the paint baked on, etc...

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