Car Respray

Car Respray


This can be achieved by using a respray. Respray is also known as paint touch up. It is the process of touching up or repainting an area of your car. Many people have a slight misconception about respray.They think it’s the same as touching up your paint. Well, it’s not!

To the contrary, respray is definitely a different process. It involves much more than just touching up your old paint. It involves far more procedures than just touching up. Vehicles are constructed differently, and have different resale values.

In order to respray your car, you will have to determine a manufacturer’s impression of your vehicle. There are three classifications. R pseudo (radial) is the closest to metal. It’s best used for areas that do not have access to wax or polish.

S (specific)

S (specific) is a little more refined. It is used for special paint finishes, orWherever you have a manufacturer that has an impression of your vehicle, they can use S-code paint to restore your vehicle’s reflective surface.

L (low gloss)

L (low gloss) is like S-code, but without the gloss. Use this kind of paint to target details within your paintwork such as depressions in your panels. They are also easier to apply because they glide easier.

M (metal)

M (metal) is exactly what its name suggests. It’s used to create a metallic paint finish. Metal is best used after paint has cure. It’s best applied by hand and buffed in using a clean soft rag. (You don’t use it any other way.)

P (plane)

P (plane) is the least refined form of respray. It is the basic respray that ‘paints’ your vehicle. It is probably the least durable but is used by many. It’s best used on dark surfaces to create a one-like antique look. Often it is acceptable to use this kind of respray.

When you are doing a respray, it’s always a good idea to work in a well lit area so that the sun doesn’t get a chance to bake the tint. It’s also suggested to bring a friend who understands how to do a basic respray. Before you start, you will need an assortment of wax sticks, compound, and a wax nozzle made from a mini- broom.

A detailer will unsually apply a thin layer of compound to the area. For lightly tinted windows you’ll only need a little more than a ¼ wax and about a teaspoon of compound. For fully tinted areas you’ll want to apply about 3 to 4 waxes and a mixture of about ½ teaspoon compound and ¼ teaspoon each.

As an example, if you have no experience using compound, you can purchase a product called “P ortholite Wadding” which is available at any grocery store. It is a corn product that is coated with synthetic wax. You can purchase it at a fairly inexpensive price. Put about 3 coats of P ortholite onto the surface and allow it to dry. Rub off any excess compound using a toothbrush.

Apply about 3 coats of compound to the whole surface using your buffer. Use back and forth movements of about 8 inches or so. After about 1 minute apply another coat about 3500 degrees. Then let it dry for about 2 minutes. Buff and rinse with water if necessary.

So, if you are not familiar with compound it is suggested that you start with relatively thin coats, and improve up to a medium or heavy coating as your paint progresses.

As an example, if you have a initial coat of P Ortholite Wadding applied about ¼ teaspoon of compound. Add about 2 coats, after the first coat dries apply about 2 coats about 25% less than the first coat. Allow it to dry and repeat if necessary until you reach your desire for a finish.

Apply about 2 coats to your car, and every ounce of movement is important. You can improve the coverage as your paint progresses by using a racing grey inverter champion to apply the next coat.

Allow about 24 hours for the finish to dry, and then apply a wax based wax to protect your finish. When the finish is dry it is time for prep sanding.

Essential Finishes

When completely dry let your car dry completely; this will make the GOTHR ( Grey Waterproofing) noticeably easier to understand. The next step is to sand the surface.

Computer use is extremely useful when doing a final sanding- most toys like dirt and pebbles come in handy at this point, so Rouge does.

Most machines will have a quick car dryer function, and Rouge makes excellent use of this.


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