Give Your Car A Unique Look With Some Paint And Water

If you are looking for a way to give your car a unique look then you may want to consider painting certain parts in a way that really helps it to stand out. You can paint some of the parts yourself and this can be fun, as well as give your car a look that you can take personal pride in. The information here will introduce you to a method of painting that can be enjoyable and give the car a different look that can't be duplicated. This method involves painting parts with the use of oil based paint and water.

Start by gathering the supplies you will need

  • A basin full of water, large enough to accommodate the parts
  • Oil based paints in the colors of your choosing
  • A rolled up newspaper
  • An assistant (for large parts)
  • Primer
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • A toothpick

Preparing the part

You will start by sanding and priming the part you are going to be painting. Some of the primer will show through in the completed piece, so it should be a color that works well with the other colors that you have chosen for the piece. Allow the primer to dry completely before you move on to the next step.

Painting the piece

Once the primer has dried and the tub is full of water, you can begin painting the piece. Take the paints and add them carefully to the surface of the water. Drip them slowly onto it so they float on the top of the water. You can use a toothpick to pull the different colors of paint around to achieve a design and color combination you like.

Once the entire surface of the water is covered with paint, take the car part (get help from your assistant if it is large or heavy) and put it down in the water at a slight angle. Put it in the water slowly and with consistent movement. Make sure you don't accidentally pull on it causing some of it to get double painted.

Once the piece is all the way in the water, you want to leave it there for a moment. Take the rolled up piece of newspaper and swish it around in the water to collect the leftover paint still on the surface. Once it has been removed, you can pull the part from the water and set it somewhere to dry. It should be allowed to dry in a place where it won't be exposed to dust and dirt. Now, your part is painted with a fantastic look you can be proud of. To learn more, visit a website like