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How to paint using spray cans

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by projectxspeed, Aug 25, 2004.

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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    I have some rust spots on my daily driver that I want to touch up so they dont rust any more. What is the best way to paint them after I sanded down to the metal?
     
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    first treat them with rust killer then paint them
     
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    Do you have any tips to prevent the following:

    - The paint running
    - Over spray on different parts of the car
    - Avoid making the painted spot thicker than the rest of the paint job
     
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    first go to an autobody supply shop and get premixed match paint in a spry can and some clear in a spray can (ask for the clear to be extra thin) then don't mask off the spot but start lighly touching it. till the colour matches and blends in with the surronding area. do the same with the clear but remember not to spray to thick of coats and if you do let it fully dry and wet sand the runs out with 1000 grit
     
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    Sorry I am very new to body / paint how do you wet sand?
     
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    a spray bottle with a drop of soap in it and soak the paper and keep it as wet as possible
     
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    Alright I will atempt it this weekend and keep ya posted.
     
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    ya any questions just ask
     
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