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Custom Auto Painting and its Techniques

Custom auto paint helps to convert your car into a work of art. It is a way of expressing your feelings in the form of car painting. The initial steps to custom painting are almost the same as a traditional car painting but in the final steps it is a work of packed creativity. Only a skilled auto paint technician can create a paint job that's also an original masterpiece. You have several options available as you can decide custom car paint colors, designs and graphics. Some people enjoy adding a touch of individual style while other likes to construct a particular color theme. In auto body shop like 24/7 Collision Care, the painting experts can paint your car exactly to your terms.

Some of the common tools and materials required for custom auto painting include paint stripper, varying grades of sandpaper, personal protection equipment, paint sprayer, masking tape, paint primer, sealer, colored paints, stencils etc.

Forms of Custom Paint

  1. Pinstripping
  2. Pinstripping is the art work of a very thin line of painting is known as a pinstripe. Pinstripping is normally used for decoration purposes. In this painting technique we use special brushes to advance the appearance of your car with complicated freehand designs.

  3. Stencils
  4. By using stenciling techniques you are capable to make intricate patterns and images that are not possible to draw by hand. This technique involves placing a precut pattern on paper of cardboard in front of the surface of the vehicle and painting over it with an airbrush or spray gun. The stencil only allows paint to pass through the cutting of paper or cardboard. Hence by this way you can create anything from a precise pin stripe to flame effects.

  5. Airbrushing
  6. Airbrush is a small air-operated device that sprays a variety of media including color and ink. Airbrushing is a more detailed form of painting with a spray gun. Airbrushing is very effective for custom painting your car's door or bonnet. Airbrushing depends on many things; from the constancy of the paint to the distance the painter holds the brush from the car surface. Greater distance generates a softer line and more over spray.

  7. Blending
  8. Blending technique permits the painter to produce color gradients on your vehicle. Blending colors needs just right control of the spray gun. The painter also needs to know exactly when to apply the second color so it will blend with the first color before it's dry.