Best Automotive Paint Choices for Beginner Painters

Tags: Urethane

http://www.howtopaintcars.com/wp-content/gallery/paint-materials/color-chart.jpg?i=274982299Learning to paint is a pretty difficult thing if you are expecting to quickly achieve a level of proficiency that is marketable in a commercial shop or you just don’t want your friends laughing at your work.

For this reason you probably want to practice your skills for a while before you try to get yourself hired.

If you are considering technical school you should understand that your classmates will hog the paint booth and the rest of your day will be learning from a book. This means you can end up spending thousands of dollars and …

Can Urethane Clear be mixed with Urethane Base Coat or Single Stage Paint?

Tags: Clearcoat · Enamel · Urethane

http://www.howtopaintcars.com/wp-content/gallery/paint-materials/paint-mixing-cup.jpg?i=1899465925One of the first questions you have when mixing paint for application is whether it is compatible with other paints for modifying colors or other reasons.

For the most part products of the same paint type are mixable however you should always do testing before you rely on a paint for yourself or your customer and because it is so easy to shoot an email to a manufacturer you should probably contact them before you become a mad scientist.

In this case we are considering mixing a urethane base or single stage paint with a Urethane Clear.

The …

How to diagnose and prevent Dry Spray Paint problems

Tags: Clearcoat · Enamel · Paint Defects · Urethane

http://www.howtopaintcars.com/wp-content/gallery/paint-guns/fuji-hvlp-paint-gun.jpg?i=2092282639Dry Spray is a problem that occurs during painting and it can be a result of improper chemical mixing or technique while spraying.

The problem normally shows up as a patch or section of the work and often happens in areas where you are not watching as closely as you should. Lower rocker panels, bottoms of bumpers are areas you may see this problem but it can also occur anywhere throughout your job.

The problem is most noticeable in single stage applications where a followup clear is not used.

The surface will look granular and no gloss will …

How to handle Problems of Painting Vehicles in Low Temperatures

Tags: Enamel · Paint Additives · Primer · Urethane

http://www.howtopaintcars.com/wp-content/gallery/misc-images/thermometer.jpg?i=794163566One of the worst problems for Hobbyist Painters is dealing with off season painting. For some of us it is the extreme temperatures in the summer and for the rest of us is waiting too long in the fall and watching the thermometer drop below optimal temperatures.

I have heard a few people describe how they painted their vehicle in an attached garage with the door open to the home and a fan blowing the last cubic foot of warm air into their garage.

Other people setup oil coil heaters with no open flame heating their garage …

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