How to Repaint Faded Car Paint

one, two, three, four! Rev up your engines! It’s time for the Scotty Kilmer Channel if your car’s got some faded paint like this, stay tuned I’m
going to show you how you can touch it up, now since it’s a mirror that’s bad
here, we’ll take it off and paint it off the car, so it’s easier and won’t mess up
the rest of the paint, this clip just snaps off, then you take these three
little bolts off, in this case we’re going to take the door panel off too, because
it’s an electric motor and there’s stuff in the way, so we’ll unscrew that and lift
that out of the way, now we can unplug the mirror and get it out of the way, because
it’s a lot easier sanding and painting not on the car, where you
won’t mess everything up, now the first thing you want to do is get rid of the
really rough spots, with some fine sandpaper, you don’t want to paint over
these gouges, you want them flat, and you use progressively finer sandpaper till
you get to the final superfine, then it’s nice and shiny, then get a little
denatured alcohol and wipe it all off to make sure it’s perfectly clean, you want
to get all the dust and everything off, and then since there’s a mirror, get some
masking tape and mask it all off with masking tape and paper, so the mirror
doesn’t get painted, now I got custom-made paint from the paint number
on the car, paint store mixed the paint up for me, so we’ll mix 2 ounces of the paint,
with 2 ounces of the reducer, to make it 4 ounces and will pour this into our little
paint jar here, this is the do-it-yourself kit by a company called
prevail, it just screws on and then it sprays, now when spraying you want even
coats, you don’t make it real thick, you do little thin coats at a time, you want
to look good, so you do little coats at a time, wait until it dries and then put another
coat on now since the mirror is kind of odd
shaped, you can often hang them from the air, then you can spray them all around
and not have to worry about getting runs and drips and having paint stick on
stuff, it makes it a lot easier, and if you do four or five coats, waiting about half an
hour in between, it’ll layer up and look a lot better,
then of course you bolt the mirror back on and take off the masking
tape and paper, and test the electronics to make sure you can still adjust it and
of course put the inner door panel back in place, and there you have it, a nice
new shiny mirror assembly, so the next time your paints looking a little bit
funky, why not painted yourself and remember if you got any car questions
just visit the Scotty Kilmer channel and I’ll answer them as soon as I’m done
drinking some of this moonshine!

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