Scratches on your black car do not mean that you have to go to a professional and pay large amounts of money in order to fix something that you could easily do yourself. With a black vehicle spray paint, you can complete the task in a matter of minutes. However, be sure to select the best paint for attractive results.
Match the Spray Paint with Your Car
Even black can come in different shades. Matching the colour with the manufacturer's colour codes is essential if you want the paint to fix the scratch seamlessly. Before buying the spray paint, check its compatibility with your vehicle's codes. You can find the exact location of the paint code from the manual and the code itself somewhere on the vehicle.
Categories of Black Vehicle Spray Paint
Automotive paints have three main categories according to their finish: solid, pearlescent, and metallic. Solid paints are only colour without any special effects. Pearlescent paints include special pigments that impart a slight sparkle to the finish, creating a depth of colour. Metallic paints contain aluminium flakes that give a grainy and sparkling effect, or a metallic look. The solid paints are easiest to apply, while you need to take some extra care with pearlescent and metallic paints because you need to apply them evenly in order to avoid light and dark spots. In addition, you can find more intricate finishes, including textured, matte, flat and glossy.
Main Features of Vehicle Spray Paints
Most vehicle paints are two-component products. As you press the button on the spray can, the components mix. This allows you to save both effort and time. Besides matching the colour, it is also essential that you find a paint compatible with the part of the car you are painting. Most spray paints are suitable for all areas on the car from glass fibre and metal to plastic panels.
Paint Drying Time
Another feature to take into account is the drying time. Many sprays are dry enough to touch in 10 minutes, so they are convenient to use. However, also note the overall drying time, so you would know when it is safe to drive your car again without the paint coming off. For best results and durability, opt for a rust-preventative paint. A rust-preventative paint is probably the best choice for your vehicle because it helps to prevent fading and cracking as well as keeping rust away.
Choosing the Spray Can
The spray can itself could also influence the quality of the spraying. If you need to cover large areas, find a can with a fan-shaped nozzle. Oval-shaped nozzles work if you need to paint difficult-to-reach areas as you can rotate the can in order to apply the paint either vertically or horizontally.