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Repair Automotive Paint Scratches With Spray Paint

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Repair Automotive Paint Scratches With Spray Paint

STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS:
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.