When water evaporates on the paint of the car, the calcium and metals in tap water leave behind water spots. Car owners avoid water spots by drying the car immediately after washing or using a detailing spray to quickly remove them, but sometimes water spots are able to dry and a process involving a mild acid is needed for its removal.Know More
The acid bath used to remove water spots can be done at home or professionally. In order to do it at home, one should first wash their car with regular shampoo and rinse, then wipe distilled white vinegar onto the car with a sponge. After letting it sit for 30 to 60 seconds, one should rinse the vinegar off of the car. After applying the vinegar section by section on every part of the car, one should again wash and rinse the car in normal fashion.
If water spots remain on a car longer than a few days, minerals in the water will leave dimples in the paint of the car. At this point, one must use the vinegar treatment to remove the surface stains before applying a dual-action car polisher to the paint with a foam cutting and polishing pad.Learn More
To paint a car, clean the surface, sand, prime, and apply one or more coats of paint. You need 1200- and 2000-grit sandpaper, masking tape, topcoat, clear-coat lacquer, a buffer, an air compressor, a spray gun, paint thinner, rags, an electric or air sander and safety gear to complete this project.Full Answer >
Small to medium-sized cars require about 1 gallon of primer, 3 gallons of topcoat, and between 2 and 3 gallons of clear coat, according to Popular Mechanics. Large cars require 1 1/2 gallons of primer, 4 gallons of topcoat, and between 3 and 4 gallons of clear coat.Full Answer >
Although the time frame for painting a car may vary based on the model, on average it takes two to three days from drop off to pick up for a vehicle to be prepped, painted and dried.Full Answer >
White paint can be removed from a vehicle using a non-abrasive, light paint cleaner. The paint cleaner should be applied sparingly to a micro fiber applicator pad prior to application to the vehicle.Full Answer >