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AEROSOLS ARE of­ten viewed as an in­fe­rior method of paint­ing pan­els. They shouldn’t be. While that stereo­type may have been cor­rect twenty years ago, aerosol tech­nol­ogy has now ad­vanced sub­stan­tially. They are no longer the pre­serve of undis­cern­ing hob­by­ists or bodge-it-and-scarper mo­tor traders.

If modern aerosols are used prop­erly, the qual­ity can be just as good as paint ap­plied with a com­pres­sor and spray gun. They’re widely used in pro­fes­sional body shops.

The ease of set-up and lack of clean­ing up af­ter­wards means they’re of­ten the most con­ve­nient and cost-ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion for in­di­vid­ual pan­els or mul­ti­ple small re­pairs.

All this means they’re ideal for DIY use. They en­able you to achieve pro­fes­sional re­sults with­out spe­cial­ist equip­ment.

The range of coat­ings is ex­ten­sive: etch primers, weld-through primers, red-ox­ide primer in colours other than red, high-build primers in any colour you fancy, guide coats and, of course, a huge ar­ray of top-coat and lac­quer sys­tems. Car paint spe­cial­ists and some Au­to­barn and Su­percheap Auto branches can mix top-coats from colour codes or from ex­ist­ing paint­work and of­fer ad­vice on the best sys­tems to use in spe­cific sit­u­a­tions.

Per­fect re­sults are achieved through metic­u­lous prepa­ra­tion and good spray­ing tech­nique. Prac­tice is the only way to be­come a master of the art-form, but fol­low­ing this guide will en­able you to get good re­sults from your first at­tempt.

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