Tools for painting cars with their own hands

What kind of equipment is necessary for painting a car?

Divide all the equipment for painting cars can be divided into two groups:

And further it is already possible to list the manual tools, automatic devices, industrial, etc.д. HUNDREDS use modern equipment and technology for painting cars. There painting cars is put on stream, because it is one of the most popular services. Therefore, at the service station there is a whole set of installations, each of which performs a specific task. There is equipment that performs a whole complex of works.

Briefly we will go over such automatics, but the main part will be devoted to tools and units for personal use, because most of the car enthusiasts reading us are engaged in repair and maintenance of cars with their own hands.

If you have in mind to paint your car, you can not do without the following tools:

  • Portable spotlight. The quality of lighting is reflected in the quality of the painting of the machine. It is better to buy several spotlights for the garage. They can be used to heat the surface to be treated. often than not, car owners buy a spotlight on a tripod. The power of such a device should be at least 0.5 kW.
  • Vinyl nozzle for a drill. Used to remove corrosion from the surface of various elements that are being painted. Does not increase the temperature of the surface to be processed, does not damage the metal. Approximate
  • Construction hair dryer and attachments. Thanks to it removes moldings and stickers. Facilitates repair work on various bodywork.
  • Orbital sander. With its help you can prepare the surface of the car body for the application of putty. Often a soft pad is purchased for it. This tool costs at least 2000.
  • Polishing machine. In addition to it need to buy polishers and foam discs, which have different density. Approximate
  • Grinding planer. They may have clamps or velcro. Spackled surfaces are processed with such a tool. This kind of tool costs at least 350.
  • Paint mask. Such a tool has interchangeable filters. It is also recommended to buy charcoal filters, prefilters made of paper.
  • Paint sprayer. Thanks to this tool, you can paint the car body. Also used for spraying primer, putty, varnish. Costs at least 1700.
  • For local body painting you can use a small spray gun. The diameter of the nozzle is 0.9 mm. Worn out body areas are coated with acid using a small paint gun, and then they are putty.

This is the tool used to paint the car.

If you do not want to paint your car at home, you can ask for help at a service station. Experienced workers will quickly paint your car here. In Russia carry out painting cars in Belgorod, Moscow, Kazan, Rostov and many other cities.

If you decide to paint your car yourself

Completely far from the technical part of the car, just go to the service and trust the professionals is not an easy thing, but craftsmen do not agree with that decision, and thinking that they can, and it will take care of business. Such people are these jacks of all trades, and if you’re one of them, then Honor and praise you.

But you need the appropriate tools and knowledge of technology. High-quality painting can not be done from a spray can, and surface preparation with a single sandpaper.

Of course, visiting a specialized store, you will find absolutely everything for professional repair, but this “all” is not necessary to purchase.

The main thing to determine the minimum set of tools that are required, and some things you can make with your own hands. And if you like this process and you decide to do it not only for yourself, then you, as they say, and the flag in your hands.

It seems to be imperceptible, but the soul is no longer happy. Especially if you are aware of the fact that a little scratch on the paintwork is the beginning of a big trouble with the integrity of the body. Rust, it’s omnipresent.

What to do? In principle, the repair of chips and scratches with their own hands unpretentious business, and does not require much professionalism. A little harder when you decide to do a local painting of the body part, or a full body painting after its repair. In this case, you will already need special equipment for painting cars. Just sanding and spray painting your car won’t do the trick.

Conventional-professional tools for car painting is not a problem today. The market is responsive to demand, and on the shelves you will find any equipment for painting cars. To paint the car with your own hands you do not need to buy just a professional tool for painting cars, powerful and with a more versatile capabilities.

There is a minimum list of equipment for auto painting, without which high-quality painting with their own hands can not do. And the other is out of the question. After all, we’re doing it for ourselves. And if it will be good to get, and enjoy it, you can organize and business. That’s when it comes to a full set of equipment for painting.

The equipment and tools required for painting work

In this article, consider the most minimal list of tools and equipment for the garage, without which well do not do, if you really want to paint a quality car.

Be sure to have in your garage spotlight, and preferably two or three. Never skimp on a good light.

In addition to the fact that you can set the correct light, even projectors can be used as a local heating of the treated surface. The heat coming from the powerful lamp can be used, for example, as a heating putty place or for heating the primed part.

Ideal is a spotlight on a tripod, can be homemade, but there are also variants of Chinese craftsmen. (That’s the one I use myself). Power of at least 500 watts, per spotlight. Better by the kilowatt.

Beware of burning the surface when drying. Control the temperature of heating, it is better to hand, if the hand can not tolerate, then you should increase the distance to the heated surface.

WINYLOW DRILL HANDS (scraping wheel)

It’s a great tool to remove rust from a surface, takes paint, primer and putty down to the metal. In contrast to the “angle grinder”, does not scuff the metal and does not heat the treated surface.

Suitable for all cleaning work such as rust, corrosion, and stripping old paint and putty.

Can be of different hardness (coarseness). VINYLOVE NADS.The only disadvantage is that you can not reach everywhere and do not fully knock out the embedded corrosion.

Absolutely essential gadget! You can’t go anywhere without it.

If you have to remove different moldings, stickers, as well as other self-adhesive or stuck on the glue “gimmick”, then you can not do without it. By heating the item to be removed you will easily remove it from the body surface.

A construction hair dryer is a must for repairing bumpers and other plastic bodywork. And you can also use it to fix deformed plastic parts, like the bumper. Uniformly heating the defect, you can effortlessly fix the dent or bump. There is a danger of overheating!

Universal tool for surface preparation for puttying, surface leveling for priming, for painting, as well as for sanding paint or varnish (removing debris and shagreening) for polishing. Comes with different sizes of the foot, as well as revolutions and stroke of the eccentric

Having such an orbital sander in your garage, you will save not only your time and effort, but also significantly improve the quality of the treated surface.

Consumables: Velcro circles, a soft layer (sandwich, adapter), soft abrasive wheels and other abrasives with velcro.

If you have a task, to qualitatively polish the surface of the car body, don’t even think about it without a polishing machine! It certainly does not cost a little, but this price will be repaid literally for a few polishes. High-quality polishing, without using such a tool as a polishing machine is impossible.

Consumables: special foam discs, of varying density, for different polishing pastes as well as sheepskin or sheepskin polishing pads.

Designed for polishing large and flat surfaces such as the hood top, etc.п.

There are different types, the fastening of sandpaper (Velcro or clips). On clamps, more economical.

An indispensable tool for high-quality processing of the putty surface.

Needed to protect your respiratory system from harmful fumes from spray paint and lacquer. Work without a protective mask, even with good ventilation is fraught with very negative consequences for your health (Ministry of Health with smoking rests).

Filters are replaceable, size is variable and adjusted to your “face.

Consumables: removable charcoal filters, as well as paper pre-filters.

Paint spray gun (spray gun, paint sprayer)

Well, everything is clear here. Paint spray gun, designed for application of primer, filler, paint and varnish. It is possible to change nozzles, the size changes in this way:

  • 1.3 mm, for the application of pigment “base”, metallics.
  • 1.3. 1.5 mm, for acrylic paints and varnishes.
  • 1.5. 1.7 mm, for the application of two-component acrylic gesso.
  • 1.7. 2.0 mm, for applying liquid putty.

You can of course blow everything out of one nozzle, but note that you should then select the gun for the smallest size. e.g. 1.3mm.

A MINI paint gun (a spray gun, a small paint gun)

indispensable tool when small areas should be blown out, for example for localized painting.

Nozzle size about 0.8-0.9 mm. The size of the torch can be set to the size of a dime.

Also, such a gun is ideal for coating with phosphate primer (acid) to putty and metal, just before painting.

Essentially the most important tool for painting work. impossible without it. Compressor selection is defined roughly as follows:. for intensive work should pick up a compressor with a large air tank of 70-100 liters, with a good power reserve, necessarily on the engine running on oil and belt drive and a fairly high rate of output, from 200 l / min. Cost from 200. For rare painting jobs or just to pump up the tire (the simplest compressor will do)

Read more about moisture and oil filters and air hoses, which should be used together with the air oil compressor.

Honestly, the characteristics of the compressors at a price is strong! Can you give us some dry information?? For the beginner? For example, such. to start a life of painting buy: a compressor from 50l with a capacity of 200l/min. Gun for applying primer and paint with a nozzle 1.5mm with adjustable paint and air flow rate of 150l/min)) (this is a stupid assumption I was not holding it in his hands)) and also need oil / moisture remover, pipe masking tape and paper))) and of course sandpaper and paint itself!

П.С. I’m waiting to hear back too, for painting a car will do? After your approval, I’m going to buy! it would be a good idea for an example and the name of the company components to give more?? Type of I go into a store and say you have a so-and-so console, and I do not, but have a similar, etc.д. I am sure that it would be more useful for beginners than to write about a variety of equipment for painting (

I almost forgot, is the lacquer applied with the same remote control as the paint or do you need another one?? And how do you rinse the spray gun after use?? Enough to pour antigel or Weisspirite and blow it out mitutku or something more complicated procedure?

MaxKremenchugLacquer can be applied from the same spray gun, or from another, it depends on how you like. For the same reason, as well as a hundred others, it is impossible to make a list of materials and tools for painting cars, so it suits everyone equally. And to read about the dry performance of compressors and so on. You can find the equipment on the web-sites of sellers.

Must Have Tools For Painting A Car At Home Part 1 of 2. Kevin Tetz & Eastwood

It is better to read our forum, there you will find a lot of interesting and useful information.

Let’s define the following. Painting is a hobby and you only paint your car and not the entire car, but only elements (door, fender, bumper) or will you do it for a living. Second, you only have 220V or you have a network of 380V? And most importantly, the budget for all your desires 1000 or more?

Now, let’s estimate the cost and equipment only paint and related equipment:

A compressor with a minimum exhaust of 220-280 (belt-direct drive) liters with a motor from 2.2 kW to 3 kW and at least 100 to 300 liters of receiver (belt-driven compressor is more reliable because it operates at a lower speed, the compressor with direct drive is more productive but its operating life is less, although if you work according to instructions, and it will last you for more than one year)! This will allow you to immediately take the air from the receiver compressor, the compressors are usually already on the reducer with a manometer where you can set to dispense say 3-4 atmosphere and while the air reaches the spray gun (inner hose section of less than 9 mm do not recommend) you will have 2.5 atmosphere.

Farther gun, if you are a beginner then it does not recommend saving on it say we take Sat 1000 RP with a nozzle 1.3-1.4mm (the Germans recommend say Hvlp on the base and the varnish pp), it makes sense to go to the auto store and take the paint, which you are going to paint, the bank will be technicalchka which specifies the system and nozzle diameters on the base and varnish, and primer.

Based on the city where you are brand can not recommend, not knowing your budget options.

Again, do not forget about PPE (personal protective equipment), respiratory and eye protection, I recommend a mask from 3M and eye glasses.

To sum up. Compressor up to 500 and work in batches, paint sprayer say Sata with a consumption of up to 300 liters (Oprima system LWLP consumes as much) say 300 with a small plus.Again PPE. 40-100 dollars, a hose (hose) 10 meters and moisture-oil separator made of pressed bronze from 30 to 80 bucks, if the grinder pneumatic, say dunabred or Hamach, or Mirka with an eccentric to 5 mm then another 300 bucks (on the machine to still discuss, it usually needs 400 liters at 6 atmospheres, weak-compressor can not pull it, not unscrew) any vacuum cleaner that you can put out of the garage.

So, may have to rub the old fashioned wood or rubber (or commercially available bars), a bucket of water and moisture resistant sandpaper.

Also, you can use infrared “ufo” heaters or similar to speed up localized repair spots, plus at least primitive ventilation or paint with the gate open.

Paint sprayer is washed with solvent with complete or incomplete disassembly, in a well-ventilated room or outdoors.

See, even the man’s acrylic gloves have come apart.

So that’s how it is!Also see here:

Look at these videos first, the man works with lvlp air consumption up to 300 liters, and saty 1000 RP 285 liters and a compressor he has a 150-liter or 300-liter receiver coaxial.

I have an industrial compressor vv0.8 and c415m Bezhetsky factory.

Thank you, all quite understandable, except that you should have used abbreviations. honestly not. I do not understand, but I think I’ll figure out a little later, the main thing I realized that what I want to do is called sex with myself (softened as could) as almost decided on the compressor (I think it will be the Chinese Ukrainian Proton with a 50 liter air tank (with the possibility of dop accession) 2 kW motor, with a promise 280 l / min capacity before considering 2 cylinder 3 kW with 380 l / min, but I read and decided that with him there may be problems t.к. the voltage in my village is not good?) as you can understand it is not 500 coons, but 200.

With the remote control is still undecided but I think it will be in the same category to be precise, not more than 30 coons (life is cruel) And as for the rest is even more pitiable))) But I basically hope that I can portray something that will not be worse than a spray can paint? Let me remind you that my father and I painted 80% of the Zhigul spray cans) P.С. All this horror is explained by the fact that I do not Muscovite and Kievan and do not keep HUNDRED, and the average Ukrainian s / n in 300-400 G’s strongly not poshikuyut (But because to get involved with a car I like, then admit that in the case of a successful experiment can and will realize his dream))) Purely for the soul, make a couple of cars for a year I think really) with the repair of course.Thanks again for the info!

П.С.2 I want to note that I had the oldest guitar harkov, I am on it how to learn to jingle, those who can play is not bad performed on it even praised, but she came to a halt! And I bought myself a Yamaha for the soul))) The sound of it was like my Kharkov, of course, in my version))) Т.е. I am thinking about combining pleasant and economical solutions.

And a little more, so as not to think that I am a deep village) I’m from Kremenchug, and in the village of a garage with a filling. Yes, in addition to Zhigulenok added an old Japanese, which also in some places needs repair, and if the Zhigulenok is not metallic Nissan-type it. And for the painting of Zhigul, we want 8500grn = 1000 green, as any way t.е. In fact, the cost of the car (we have an old car, although it is made, how much you can do Zhigul), for Nissan I think they may want more, so I think to combine the pleasant with the economy)

Painting a car in the garage

Painting a car at home. not a simple event, and here you must navigate the place. Sometimes, on impulse, you decide to do a full paint job, when all you really need is a local painting of some part of the body.

In fact, the car painting at home has been described by us in the sections preparing the car for painting and local car painting. So today we will try, less attention to car painting techniques with their own hands, and focus your attention on the equipment for painting and some of the features of this process.

The painting of the car by own forces assumes presence of these forces, desire, or, what a sin, impossibility at present to spend the round sum on painting in service. And the equipment for painting can be collected on the garages of comrades. The advantage is that painting a car in the garage, does not leave this event without helpers. your garage mates.

What do you need for work

Professional painting of the body is carried out in closed boxes. In our case, for this purpose will suit a spacious garage. It must meet the following requirements:

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  • The working area along the entire perimeter of the car is at least two meters.
  • Free supply of fresh air.
  • It is possible to provide good light, preferably natural light.

Garage tentatively bring in order, removing dust, cobwebs and other debris, so that nothing sticks to the new paintwork. Before painting, the floor is wet with water from a spray gun. If there is not enough light, projectors with a capacity of 500 or 1000 kW are installed.

Painting a car consists of several consecutive steps:

  • Bodywork preparation (straightening, removing the old paint coat, dismantling);
  • Smoothing the surface with putty;
  • Sanding;
  • Priming;
  • Application of a new paint coating;
  • Sanding and polishing.

Paint can be done only on a clean body, so the first thing to do before you paint your car is to visit the nearest car wash.

As you can see, the main process is preceded by several preparatory stages. On how carefully all the work will be made, ultimately depend on the aesthetic indicators and technical characteristics of the finished coating. Simply put, you will have to try hard, in order to get a car shining with new paint, which will not fall off in pieces in the near future.

The following tools and materials will be required when carrying out painting work:

  • Compressor;
  • Paint sprayer;
  • Set of wrenches and screwdrivers for dismantling attachments;
  • Spatulas;
  • A grinding machine;
  • Sandpaper;
  • Painting tape, rags;
  • White spirit;
  • Putty, primer;
  • Auto Enamel.

Watch the video. tools for painting cars with their own hands:

Watch video. review of sanding machines for preparing the car before painting:

Self-painting a car: equipment and step-by-step algorithm

It is often necessary to remove defects in the paint coating after an accident or because of the considerable age of the iron horse. for quality work in the body shop are high enough, even if you do it through friends with discounts. To reduce costs, many owners wonder how to upgrade the machine’s coating themselves.

Painting a car with your own hands is a time-consuming and difficult task that requires certain tools and knowledge.

Technology of car painting with their own hands in the step-by-step photos

Car painting with your own hands, if you follow the whole technological process in principle does not differ from the painting at a service station. Is the absence of a painting booth, the role of which is performed by the garage.

Necessary condition for quality painting in addition to buying repair materials is also the possession of special equipment, well, at least a modest skill to work with their own hands.

The very technology of car painting can be conditionally divided into 5 main steps:

  • Body Washing and Cleaning.
  • Rust removal and sanding.
  • Matting, puttying, and sanding.
  • Priming and sanding.
  • Car painting.

Depending on the quality of the item, you may need a second primer. And of course the intermediate stages will be pasting (masking) of the car body elements which are not subject to painting.

Here’s a step-by-step guide with photos. so here goes.

1 The car body should be washed with detergents first, then all bitumen impurities and other dirt that is not washed off with white spirit or non “malicious” solvent, for example 650.

2 Further, it is necessary to remove all labels, badges and plates from the body elements which will be subject to painting. To remove stickers use hair dryer. it is easier to remove heated stickers. Remains of the glue rinse with solvent or a special rubber-like nozzle on the drill.

3 Remove corrosion, but not as in the photo “angle grinder” Stripping disk, and a special vinyl nozzle on a drill or use the technology described in this article. After that you should mat with an abrasive sandpaper all places subject to spackle. It is most convenient to do it with an orbital sanding machine, and if there is no such machine, then by hands.

4 After degreasing all cleaned and putty-coated places you can start puttying. How to do it properly and technologically, you can read here and here.

5 Let’s proceed to sand the putty places. It is better for these purposes to use a special planer, which is filled with abrasive paper with abrasive grain of the required size. If you do not have a planer, buy a “float” as in the photo below or use a flat wooden bar.

6 All problematic places of the car body are puttyed and grinded, you can start priming the repair areas. But first you need to put a masking tape and paper over the parts of the car that are not primed.

On the “bare” metal is applied 2 thin layers of phosphate (acid) primer and then all the putty zones overlapped two-component acrylic primer in 2-3 layers. This action at the same time fill the risks of coarse abrasive.

7 Let the primer dry and you can proceed to its primary sanding. For this purpose, you can also use a special planer or the same “grater”. Grain of the abrasive sandpaper at this stage is applied already finer. Read more about grinding technologies and rules in the articles from the section Car paint.

8 At this stage it is necessary to “slow down” much more, to blow off the car by compressed air and at a good illumination to examine IMMEDIATELY results of the work. If there are any risks, steps and other irregularities in the repair areas, which may not be visible to the eye, but can be felt with the palm of your hand, then it is mandatory to reprime with two-component acrylic primer.

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If everything is OK, again using the orbitalik or pens, as on the photo below, it is necessary to “knock down” risk from the previous sanding with even finer abrasive. So, for example, for metallic painting this size. Р500.

9 the risers on the primed places are cut, it remains to prepare for painting the rest of the surface to be painted. And for this you will need scotch-Brait (metallic gray) and matting paste. The technology of the process is very simple. We put a paste on the bodywork and moisten the scotch-Brait with water, then with circular movements begin to mat the surface very carefully.

10 Everything is ready, prepare for painting, of course, with your own hands. We remove all pasting (adhesive tape and paper) and using compressed air from the compressor (the word carefully in the mandatory manner applicable to all technological operations in the preparation and painting) we blow out all the slots and openings, which could get dust and water from sanding and matting.

11 Prepare the room (garage) for dustless painting, unless of course you paint in a spray booth. And again we glue the bodywork, but already before the painting.

12 The next step is to wipe the car with clean lint-free cloths and antisilicone composition, until there are no streaks.

13 Everything is ready, let’s paint the car. dilute the paint, prepare the spray gun, put on the paint suit. Further by an example painting with metallic paint (base and varnish).

At first it is necessary to put the base (pigment) on the places covered with the primer, and then following the technology of work with the spray gun to cover with two layers of pigment all painted elements.

14 Washing the paint gun, diluting the varnish. Following the intervals of interlayer drying we put a couple of layers of lacquer over the pigment. dry. The painting of the car is finished.

15 The last step is gluing and assembling of add-on parts (headlights, lights), as well as badges and stickers.

That’s easy, in fifteen steps, as in a comic book I showed the step-by-step technology of how you can paint a car with his hands. Of course, everything is much more complicated and there are a lot of nuances to deal with. But for general understanding of car painting technology I think it is quite suitable.

Would you like, after reading this, to repeat the process in your garage or entrust this rather “dusty and dirty” business professionals decide to you. If you decide to give it a try, you’re welcome to do so! The entire site is to help you. read, try your hand. And remember, if you don’t try, you’ll never know how you did.