How to use automotive paint?

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by ZeeMar, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. ZeeMar
    ZeeMar New Member
    I have seen some 3D parts painted with automotive paint. They look amazing and I want to try this.

    1) Anybody know how I might approach this with SLS parts?

    2) Is there a way to get automotive paint that matches my car color?

    Thanks
     
  2. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    Priming the plastic first would be good, use a suitable primer though - probably an acrylic primer.

    On your car should be a plate (maybe door frame or bonnet/hood slam panel), the plate will have things like min & max weights along with a code for the paint colour. You should be able to get a near perfect match in any decent auto factors, or head to your local spray shop for hem to make up the perfect match.

    Paul
     
  3. ZeeMar
    ZeeMar New Member
    ok thanks I will look into that.

    Would I need an airbrush or could I use an ordinary paintbrush? I do not have an air compressor right now.