1. Is it a good idea to paint your car?
A functional older vehicle can be transformed with a coat of fresh paint. Just make sure that it will be a valuable investment. If the car isn’t in good condition otherwise, repainting it may turn out to be more expensive than the car is worth on resale.
2. How do you tell if a car has been repainted?
Overspray is the most obvious sign of a repaint. Look closely around the door handles, headlamp bezels, windshield trim and side windows for signs of a different color, or overspray of the exterior color.
3. How many coats of paint does a car need?
Holding your spray gun approximately 6 inches away from your vehicle’s surface, and using a side-to-side sweeping motion, apply paint in thin and even coats. Typically, it will take 3 to 4 coats to completely cover the surface.