Well, It is a good start. One thing I can't stress enough when painting any
car. Your Prep is the most important step. Hours can be spent teaching the
how to layer and overlap with a paint gun. But the most noticeable thing you
do will be the prep. With this in mind, I have to ask. This is a Engine
compartment right, Are you sure it is totally free of Oil and dirt? If you
spray over oil or dirt, two thing may happen both of them bad. One it may not
ever dry, or if it does dry it will crack and peal off real quickly.
Solution is to steam clean it. Blow it out with a Air Comp. Solvent wash it,
blow it out with a Comp. Then wait a couple of days with the summer heat.
this will ensure the solvents are evaporated and the water is gone. These are
I wouldn't even try this with paint on the outside of the car. When you blow
it out, it goes everywhere. Engine bays are such a pain. Sometimes even
this won't work.
Ulix Goettsch wrote:
> I need a couple of words of wisdom from someone who has done some car
> painting. No, I will not paint my car. It was painted a couple of years
> back, but only the outside. My engine and transmission are out, so I want
> to paint the engine compartment.
> I bought a little paint gun with built in gas cartridge. I figure this
> will work fine for painting such a small area.
> My main problem is that I know nothing about paint except the kind in
> spray cans :-)
> I have the "recipe" for my paint which I will take to the paint store.
> But what do I buy? I guess I need primer, paint and thinner (is that
> called reducer?). What kind do I want, how much? (I can't really go back
> and ask what was used when the car was painted.)
> Ulix __/__,__ ___/__|__
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