Hot car paintshop tips

A look at the latest techniques and paint finishes.

We bring you the very latest in car paint jobs and special effect paint finishes.

Find out the pros and cons of respraying, painting and detailing a car from our insider paintshop tips.

Tips and how to respray: Respraying a car

Respraying your car – some common sense tips a step by step guide and hints from TorqueCars. A fantastic way of changing the appearance of your car is to respray it.

The scratches scrapes and paint degradation quickly build up and the only way to restore a cars appearance is to do a bare metal respray. Please note that you will not usually get a perfect professional finish from a spray can.

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Scratch removal

Modern car paints are fairly easy to restore especially when you get the inevitable scratch or imperfection. Our guide details how to remove both deep and light scratches from your car paint.

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How to spray paint a car

Flatting, the key to a professional paint finish. The key to a good finish is getting the finished paint perfectly flat and applying enough paint to be able to sand enough of it off to achieve this without exposing what’s underneath.

My cars are similar in surface area to a Ford Focus which most painters might use say 3 litres of 2K paint on but I use 5-6 litres because I sand more off because my application isn’t as flat as they would achieve and the required finish is flatter than they would need.

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Painted alloy wheels – painting your wheels.

When it comes to wheels there are a large number of styling options available for the purpose of this article though we’re going to consider coloured rims, one of the latest styling trends to take off.

There is a wide selection of different styles of wheel available and aftermarket manufacturers are starting to produce wheels with colour options.

One of the most popular designs currently is the black wheel with red highlighting along the inside faces.

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