Clean the Model Car
Start by cleaning your car thoroughly. Wash the body shell of your car very carefully in warm soapy water. Do not use warm or hot water if it is a plastic model. After washing, leave it for drying on a clean rough cloth. Do not wipe off with a paper towel as the same will leave lint on the piece. Let the car dry completely before you move to the next step.
Cover with White Enamel Primer
Now get a bottle of enamel white primer and get ready to cover your car's body with this. You will need a round paint brush for painting the car with primer. Make sure that you do not paint the glass and rubber surface. Only the parts that will be colored need to be primed.
A layer of primer basically helps the automobile paint adhere well on the surface of the car. With a primer already applied to the surface, you can use even the lightest paint colors to jazz up your car. Colors look brighter and better when applied on primed surface.
You will also need a black and metallic gray or silver gray enamel for coloring the tires and rim. If you have a sports model car, colors like vibrant yellow, flame orange, flashy red, white or navy blue and combos of these make the best picks.
For other cars you can use shades of gray, light blues, black, beige, red, crimson, white, orange green, etc. When you use white enamel, detailing has to be done neatly or else the piece can look bland.
To add the right effect, a plain white sports car can be graced with green, red or black stripes, or a checker pattern can be painted on one of its side. If you are wondering how to spray paint the car, you need to by a spray paint bottle of the chosen basic shade. Of course, the detailing has to be done with thin paint brushes.
You will need a flat brush and a round brush for the same. Once this is done, leave it for drying. Apply the next coat or next two coats waiting between each coat for allowing it to dry.