When it comes to automotive paint, we all have questions. You might be wondering several different key factors about the process and products and here are some of them:
- Which brand offers the most automotive paint colors?
- Is there a difference between automotive touch up paint and regular paint?
- What exactly is airbrush paint?
Is touch up paint unique in any way?
Touch up paint is used for areas that did not receive paint on the first passes or areas that came out uneven. You will use this automotive paint, which matches the paint you wish to patch or refinish in a final spot fill application approach.
What is airbrush paint?
Airbrush painting is just as it sounds. You’re using a pneumatic tool to dispense the paint in a way that makes painting smoother in terms of finish. It’s also less labor intensive as you simply wave the airbrush in a controlled motion across a surface instead of hand brush painting. Even spray can painting is more of a bother than the airbrush machines available.
Automotive Paint Tools of the Trade
Whenever you’re applying paint to your vehicle, or any vehicle, make sure it is in a well-ventilated area. You’ll want proper ventilation via fans and ductwork if you’re performing this in a shop, as well as a respirator to protect your body’s breathing organs.
When painting outdoors, make sure you tape off and/or tarp areas of the vehicle and adjacent structures or objects so you don’t paint other items with overspray. Typically, you’ll be applying the spray by an airbrush or spray can, which disperses paint particles widely. This can cause you to paint things you didn’t intend to paint.
- Spray Gun Kit – This tool kit is used to dispense and apply the automotive spray paint.
- Valve Regulator with Gauge – This is the technical portion of the spray gun kit regulating air pressure.
- K-Tape’s Orange Masking Tape – This is used for covering areas you don’t want to spray paint.
- Nitrile Gloves – This is to protect the painter’s skin from the paint.
- Sandpaper – This aids the priming portion of the paint job by smoothing out any inconsistencies.
- Automotive Paint – You will need actual vehicle-rated paint for the painting process.
- Clear Coat – To preserve your wonderful paint job, this protects the paint and keeps it shiny.
Remember that safety should be your primary focus. If you are not well versed in the proper application of automotive paint, then it is best left to hiring a professional to perform the work.