Ok guys, today i just want to share what i just practiced when spraying my own cute car =) . Maybe most of us didn’t even know if they can DIY “do it yourself” spraying your own car or maybe you are too afraid to do that to your lovely cars. Don’t worry because you just need a proper step and tools for that job that will give you a good chance to experience it yourself spray bumper or car body with cheap or low cost.
CAR TIPS : HOW TO SPRAY PAINT YOUR CAR PROPERLY WITH SPRAY CAN
Don’t have the right spraying skill? Nevermind.. Just do the basic things and your are done with great touch up. Some of us want to touch up car paint on a small area on a car body only and some of us one to spray the whole body kit or even a larger area. but i think the most large area you can do it yourself is just for bodykit only. (nak spray bodykit murah? buat macam ni je.. sempoi =) If you want to spray the whole body, i discourage you to do so. Better go to paint shop (kedai cat ah beng) so that overall of your car looks even.
How much is the total cost to spray one bumper?
Below are the stuff that you must have to DIY spray paint your car body parts:
DPI auto colour spray x 2 = RM17x2 = RM34
DPI auto clear spray = RM17
Paper to cover your car = RM0
Masking tape to do some taping job around the area = RM5
Sandpaper grade 350-450 = RM5
1 bottle of hundred plus to help you feel energetic and relieve after exhausted = RM2.50
Overall cost = RM63.50 maximum #
It depends on the area you want to do the spray paint job. If you have just small area due to scratch, then just buy a can of DPI colour spray only which is only RM17. Above cost is for a bumper from a small car to big car like Proton waja. usually if you send to the shop, they will charge you more than double of the cost above if i am not mistaken. But for a small car like kancil, it needs only one spray can. And if you want to budget more, don’t buy the clear spray as the DPI spray is specially made for a car and it can resist heat and sunlight and crack. The clear spray is just for your paint to be more shiny and better finishing. I myself didn’t even use the clear spray can.
Important! : Use only auto spray from DPI! I have an experience using other brand like matahari etc which is rm7 per can. Do not use them! Your paint job will get yellowish and terrible with more cracks after some times. Use DPI and you are trouble free. You can get those DPI auto spray can from most of ace hardware in Malaysia with the colur code exactly same with your car colour code stated under your car’s hood.
Wrap all parts nearby the paint job area properly with paper and masking tape. Make sure to wrap larger area from the job area to avoid dust and particle of spray paint flying and sticking to your other car parts especially your glass windshield, window and mirror. Don’t forget to wrap your tyres too. In this case, i want to spray all black area at the side of my kancil. Just need one can of DPI spray.
Use the sandpaper to smooth the surface of the area (if it is fibreglass, plastics and PU). Make sure the surface is ready for spray. You can feel the surface by your hand and can estimate if the paint can stick on it smoothly. Not to worry so much.
Wash the area very2 clean and wipe properly so that no dust and dirt are not there.
Then apply a very light spray by using DPI auto spray can after you shake the spray for a minute. the distance from spray can to the area must be around 15-20cm (the instruction said 12inch but it is too far i think)
Let the first layer dry. You will still see the original colur of the area. But don’t worry, you will get another 2 layer of paint after the first layer. Let it dry for 15 minutes and continue spraying.
Then if you have satisfied with the basic colour paint job, spray the area with 1 layer of DPI clear spray. Then it is done!
Simple isn’t it?
So blehlah cat bumper kereta sendiri lepas nih. Happy DIY spray paint your own car!