Repairing key damage
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I work at a pretty rough school and getting my car keyed is, unfortunately, one of the hazards of the job. It can be a little pricey to get it repaired, but it doesn't tend to be worth it to claim it back from insurance, particularly if it happens a few times a year. Luckily there is a great auto body and paint shop near me which does a really quick and good quality job of fixing the damaged. This blog is all about repairing key damage to a car, and might be handy for someone who needs to get auto damaged repaired quickly.

Repairing key damage

Back To Basics In Car Paint Spraying

Jeremy Fox

An excellent approach to giving your car a fresh, "as-new" look is to spray paint it. But before you get started, you should be aware of a few pitfalls. Take a few minutes, and have a quick look at these spray-painting tips for a professional result.

 Preparation Is The Secret To Success.

 Make sure the surface of the car is fully prepared as the first step to a successful paint job. All traces of old paint, grime, rust and other impurities must be totally eliminated. This allows the fresh paint to adhere correctly to the surface. 

  • Use a degreaser or an all-purpose cleaner to remove as much of the grime as you can. Excellent, handy products are readily available at most supermarkets.
  • Sand the area using sandpaper with a coarser grit number. This will guarantee that the paint adheres well and help remove any surface defects.

Consider The Environment.

The weather has an impact on the success of the paint job. Excess humidity will prevent the paint from drying correctly and may result in uneven coverage. When it's too chilly, the paint will thicken, and a smooth finish won't be possible.

 Use Careful Masking For A Professional Outcome.

Make sure that paint only reaches the appropriate areas; masking is a vital part of preparation. Block off the sections you don't want the paint to reach with strong masking tape. This will apply to the windscreen, windows, bumper and grill. 

Take The Painting In Stages

Painting is a three-step process, and each step is crucial for a successful result. Choose your products carefully from the paint store. Check that they are designed for automotive needs, are quick drying and are able to withstand the demands of car wear and tear. Aerosol products are readily available from hardware and paint supply stores. Be sure to use a dust mask and safety goggles as protection from paint fumes.

 The Primer

  • Start with a coat of primer, which is essential when painting on metal. The primer adds a layer of defence that helps prevent rust and ensures that the paint adheres correctly. Shake the can vigorously to mix the paint particles and liquefied gas.
  • Use light, even back-and-forth movements from a distance. It is a great idea to have a trial run on an old piece of cardboard to check your technique and coverage.
  • Allow at least a day for drying. A second coat will provide more even and smooth coverage.

The Paint Layer 

  • Add the coat of paint in the same manner. Always keep the can moving at a steady pace with uniform horizontal strokes. Allow the same drying time before the next stage.

The Clear Coat

To complete the process, you must add a layer of clear coat. This will enhance the gloss and protect the paint from sunlight.

After this final stage, of course, you are anxious to drive out and show off your handiwork. Nonetheless, it is best to hold off for a few days. This prolongs the paint's life by allowing it to fully cure.

Spray-painting a car is a great way to give it a new look. However, it is absolutely understandable if you are a little short on the necessary staying power and lack the patience to follow all of the necessary precise details. Fortunately, the professionals are there to take all the hassle away.