How to Inspect Automotive Paint Work?

Answer At a glance or from 10 or 15 feet away, a shiny paint job can look great. But a close visual inspection can reveal a myriad of issues and tell you a lot about a car's history. The next time you're ... Read More »

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What type of paint is used in automotive paintbrush work?

For the best quality results you should use acrylic-based paints on automotive bodies. Acrylic lacquers and acrylic enamels are both used, though enamel is more common. Use a urethane-based clear c... Read More »

How to Spray Paint with Automotive Acrylic Enamel Paint?

Automotive acrylic enamel is not just for automobiles. It is a durable finish that can be used on any metal, plastic or wooden surface. Automotive acrylic enamel paint is formulated with solvents t... Read More »

How to Paint Toy Plastic Cars With Automotive Paint?

Hobbyists can buy specially formulated primers for plastics to prime toy cars and finish them with just about any type of paint, including automotive finishes. Plastic primer and automotive touch-u... Read More »

How to Age Automotive Paint?

The big look in car paint nowadays is called "patina." A vehicle with a quality patina is one that still has the factory paint but has sat outside in disrepair for decades and now has a mixture of ... Read More »