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 or to renew it’s appearance 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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Plastic painting tips for car interior and exterior.

Personalising the interior of the car is for many the first thing they do. Although aftermarket interior modification parts look nice a custom look is within reach if you are prepared to put in a little effort and paint the interior yourself.

Preparation is the most important part in any paint work. Whatever is between the part and the paint (i.e. chips, scratches, grease etc.) will show through the layers of paint.

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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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