Custom car paint in Philadelphia is a popular choice for those looking to save money on auto body work. If you’re plan on going it alone, make sure you take the necessary steps to prep the vehicle for safe and effective painting.
Before you do anything, decide on a location. Residential garages are not ideal because of their lack of ventilation. Water heaters and furnaces can ignite paint fumes if they come in contact with it. Once you’ve found a spot and gathered your paint, painting equipment, sanding and polishing tools, and safety gear, you’re ready to go.
Start by removing any rust and chrome or plastic trim that you don’t want to paint. Sand down the existing paint to the bare metal or primer. It should be sanded enough that the new paint will adhere sufficiently. Cover glass and headlights, then start applying a corrosion-resistant, self-etching primer. When the primer cures, sand it down again and apply wax. Clean the surface, apply finish paint, and when it cures use a rubbing compound to bring out gloss.
For professional results take your vehicle to Executive Auto Salon for custom car painting in Philadelphia. We have produced show room ready cars from BMW, Mini, GM, Mazda, Lexus, Porsche, Chrysler, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls Royce, VW, Subaru, and more. The body shop has 5000 colors to choose from and our work has been featured in magazines, TV, and car shows. Our shops in Northeast Philly and Center City both offer affordable prices on custom car painting.