How To Paint A Car

Chevy Aveo Glossy White Wrap

Gloss White Aveo Wrap

I know what you’re thinking…My website and business is dedicated to vehicle wraps and detailing.  Why am I talking about painting a car?

Well, based on my experience when speaking with potential customers, these are their most common questions and perceptions about vinyl wrap.

  • “I’m interested in wrapping my car.  I have dents, scratches, rust, etc and I was hoping wrapping a car would cover all of that.”
  • “My clear coat is peeling all over and hoping to cover all of that with a wrap.”
  • “Oh, I thought wrapping a car is only a few hundred bucks.”
  • “Why is a vehicle wrap so expensive when I can get a paint job for the same price or cheaper?”

The concept of wrapping a car has come a long way and how it truly can be an alternative to painting a car…If the car is suitable for wrapping.

***If your car needs some body work done, I recommend the DIYers to check out this Course first before going to a body shop.***

The above quotes are some of many common perceptions from real customers about how they think about vinyl.  Vinyl is best described as a skin for your car.  It is so thin that it takes the shape of the vehicle’s surface.  Any scratches, dents, imperfections will still show through the vinyl.  Vehicle wraps do not serve as an alternative to auto body repair, nor will it replace bondo.

Wrapping a car also takes time and skill.  In order to mimic the look of a factory paint job, I remove door handles, mirrors, bumpers, lights, etc in order to reduce seams and short edges.  I wish it was as simple as placing saran wrap around a plate of food but then everyone would be doing it themselves.

Then, I meet customers who decide to get cheap paint jobs from “that guy” down the street and it looks like crap.  I see overspray, drip marks, dull surface, etc.  My only response is you get what you pay for.

Ferrari ScuderiaTo make a long story short, if you can’t afford to get a quality paint job or good body work done to your car, maybe you should consider doing it yourself.

Of course, it’s not for everybody but if you consider yourself a true car enthusiast and want things done right, with a little practice and dedication, you can learn how to fix minor blemishes or even custom paint jobs on your car.

Save yourself some money from costly repairs.  Maybe you can even make some money on the side by fixing friends’ cars or even starting up your own business.

So if you want to learn how to paint a car, check out the course Learn Auto Body And Paint.  They offer video tutorials on how to paint like a pro without having to spend thousands on school.  I mean, if you plan on doing body and fender for a career, getting a diploma from an accredited school will provide credibility for your resume but as a hobby, I would totally recommend for you to try out that course.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at any time.

Dodge Ram Tailgate Wrap

Tailgate wraps can drastically change the look of your truck.  It’s affordable, has a crystal clear image, and durable for several years.  3m film with protective laminate was used for this project.

Ram Tailgate Wrap