To paint a car, clean the surface, sand, prime, and apply one or more coats of paint. You need 1200- and 2000-grit sandpaper, masking tape, topcoat, clear-coat lacquer, a buffer, an air compressor, a spray gun, paint thi... More »

Small to medium-sized cars require about 1 gallon of primer, 3 gallons of topcoat, and between 2 and 3 gallons of clear coat, according to Popular Mechanics. Large cars require 1 1/2 gallons of primer, 4 gallons of topco... More »

To spray paint a car's interior and its parts, remove most parts from the interior, including the air conditioner, radio, dashboard, seats and anything else that is removable. Clean and strip previous paint with sandpape... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To touch up the paint on your car, wash the vehicle, sand the blemished areas, apply a layer of clear coat, and apply the paint following the manufacturer's instructions. Then wax and buff the painted spots More »

To fix rust on a car, rub it with a wire brush, sand the area, apply primer, paint the surface, apply clear sealant, and buff the area. This process takes several hours and requires a wire brush, a grinding wheel, sandpa... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Some tips for using sandpaper to sand auto paint are selecting the right sandpaper grit to minimize scratches and using a sanding block for slow, even strokes. Make sure to sand in all different directions, and change di... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To sand a car, an electric or air-powered sander is needed, in addition to 1200- and 2000-grit wet-and-dry sandpaper. Begin by using the sander on any panel of the car's surface areas. The sander should be moved along ea... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance