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Car-Rep 2K is a true revolution by making 2-component painting as easy and user friendly as painting with any ordinary 1-component spray paint. When sprayed, the chemical hardening process takes immediately place in atmospheric pressure. This ensures that Car-Rep 2K has the same characteristics in terms of adhesion, corrosion, scratch and chemical resistance as traditional 2-component paints systems, where the paint and the hardener have to be pre-mixed.

Car-Rep 2K bonds on almost any surface; metal, aluminum, galvanized metal, copper, chrome, wood, stone, ceramics, glass and most plastics. It bonds also on previously painted 1-component or 2-component paint surfaces such as acrylics, PU, epoxy and powder coating. Alkyd painted surfaces must be over coated either wet-on-wet or completely dry (min 8 days drying time).

The most valuable difference compared 2-compartment aerosol products containing 2K binder and hardener is the pot life of the paint. Car-Rep 2K does not need to be activated by puncturing the hardener can. It is always ready for use, as many times as needed and with a shelf life of several years. This opens a window for professionals and consumers to use a high quality 2-component product without the use of complicated air driven equipment. There is no production of waste, no cleaning, in other words THE EFFICIENT SOLUTION.



21/09/2017 9:35:03 AM By Ross McClunie Car Rep, 2K, Aerosol, Product Information,

METAL

"I painted metal with ACRYLcomp: first primer, top coat, and then varnish all in one go. The varnish went on matt but dried with a gloss. The surface stayed soft and cracked. What's the problem?"

The problem is high humidity. Avoid painting in humid conditions if possible. Moisture accumulates in the paint if you apply many coats at once. The moisture causes the varnish to become matt and keep the paint soft. In addition, the moisture breaks the layer of paint as it evaporates. If you need to paint, paint thin layers every 10 minutes. After primer and top coat wait half an hour because the acrylic allows for it.

14/06/2017 1:57:20 PM By Ross McClunie Tips, Tricks & Advice,

6 Simple Tips For Removing Paint Scuffs From Your Vehicle

Getting paint scuffs on your vehicle is an unavoidable occurrence and can send anyone into a frustration spiral. One day, you parked your car, and upon your return, you witness scuffs from another car’s bumper bar - annoying!

Some scuffs are simply little scratches marks that are raised above the paint and are left there by another object. The intensity of the scuff marks depends upon the level of bump your vehicle got from another object like a shopping cart, or car.

Whether you got it by yourself or someone else’s negligence, learning how to remove paint scuffs from your vehicle could come in handy.

Take a deep breath! As long as you don’t get any paint off, the scuff marks can be easily removed. There are a few different ways of dealing with scratches, dents, and scuff marks, which will not burn a hole in your pocket.

Best Tips to Remove Scuff Marks

Don’t worry about the scuff marks any longer, as these simple tips will allow you to remove them effectively, without damaging your vehicle’s exterior.

  1. 1.     Examining the extent of the damage

Instantly jumping on the cleaning process is not a wise option. Gently scratch the surface of the affected area with your finger nail and check the extent of the damage. If you can see the inner paint of the vehicle, then you will probably need painting job along with scuff marks removal. Deeper scratches are difficult to remove and usually needs sanding, while lighter marks can be easily removed using an adhesive remover.

  1. 2.     Wash the area

Washing is a vital next step with it comes to removing scuff marks effectively from your vehicle. This step will remove the dust and dirt accumulated on the top and will make your job a lot easier. You can use one of many regular wash and wax products available.

  1. 3.     Applying light paint cleaner in the start

Don’t forget to apply a light and less abrasive paint cleaner during the start of the removal procedure. A non-abrasive cleaner will remove the old wax and grime on the surface and will make the removable of transferred paint much easier.

  1. 4.     Apply cleaner using a clean, micro cloth only

Avoid using your hands or a dirty cloth for applying the cleaner, as it can further worsen the condition and will make the removal more difficult. A clean, microfiber cloth or pad will make sure your hands stay protected while removing the dirt and residue becomes easier.

  1. 5.     Use an adhesive remover

You can use any of adhesive removers while making sure that is safe for use on paint and coated surfaces. Some remover works wonders on scuff marks and instantly removes any stains from other object’s paint.

You can also get turpentine or methylated spirits as an adhesive remover, which is tried and tested by many around the globe.

  1. 6.     Apply polishing compound

While using a disk pad, you can now apply a polishing compound to remove the scratches that were caused by sanding or abrasive method used to remove the scuffs. During the end, you can clean the polished surface area with a clean cloth and seal the deal. This will also restore the shine and will protect your vehicle’s finish for a longer run.

Removing scuff marks from your vehicles might sound like a frustrating job and a task for a professional, but if you have the right tools and knowledge, it can be done with ease. Accidental bumps and scratches are practically unavoidable for every vehicle, and to keep some sneaky tips up your sleeves will work a long way. Follow these simple steps and tips, and you will always remove any light scuff marks with ease.

For heavier scuffs, professional sanding is required. Also, if you are in the situation where you need to remove all the paint from your vehicle for whatever reason that may be, dustless blasting is probably one of your best options. Dustless Blasting Australia is the new Sandblasting Brisbane and here we can strip your vehicle paint in minutes without you worrying about any panels warping.

 

Sam Morgan is the owner of Dustless Blasting Australia. He has been blasting of paint, rust, and grease of pretty much any surface for almost 5 years now. If you want to restore old painted weathered homes back to a natural timber look or you have a muscle car that needs to be blasted back to bare metal, Sam is your guy.

01/05/2017 1:06:47 PM By Sam Morgan Tips, Tricks & Advice,

If you’re re-colouring and refinishing your vehicle, once your work with the spray paint gun is complete and your clear coat applied, you might want to add a stunning mirror like gleam to your surface. The cut and polish procedure, also known as colour sanding and buffing, is the key to polishing up your paint work and imparting that show-stopping finish to it.

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07/02/2017 5:51:11 PM By Admin Tips, Tricks & Advice,

Taking a spray gun to your car is one of the coolest and most satisfying ways to revamp your vehicle and impress your mates. Many car enthusiasts will be itching to get cracking on their re-finish, but before you throw yourself into it, it’s important to be prepared and informed. Mis-use or misapplication of car paint can be inconvenient and costly!

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01/02/2017 8:52:33 PM By Admin Tips, Tricks & Advice,

Just as important as knowing how to use a spray gun is knowing how to prep your surface beforehand.

Before using a gravity feed spray gun or any other type of spray gun on your vehicle or panel, you need to ensure that the surface you’re working with is as clean and smooth as it can be. This is where prep work comes in. It’s a vital stage of auto refinishing.

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01/01/2017 8:35:57 PM By Admin Tips, Tricks & Advice,

Using a spray gun to get that smooth, glossy finish on a vehicle is really satisfying. You want an even, gleaming, polished look for your surface, with no ‘tiger stripes’ (paint passes that stack unevenly creating a striped look) or ‘orange peel’ (a surface with a mottled texture, usually caused by the incorrect level of paint atomisation coming through your paint spray gun). You also want to avoid dense paint that gathers at panel or style line edges.

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01/12/2016 5:17:21 PM By Admin Tips, Tricks & Advice,

Checkout this video from Formula 1 about their Carnauba Wax

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01/12/2015 12:23:00 PM By Auto Repairs Direct Formula 1, Product Information,
Faded, yellowed or cloudy headlights are unsafe, costly to replace and may reduce your night time visibility by as much as 50%. Now you can achieve like new clarity and increased visibility without replacing your headlights!Read More
01/12/2015 12:20:13 PM By Auto Repairs Direct headlights, armorcoat, Product Information, Tips, Tricks & Advice,

Dash Cams Pay for themselves

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