Painting a car is one of the most misunderstood parts of our hobby. It can be a daunting process to sand off the paint on your car, but it’s one of those jobs that things must get worse to get better. Below are the basic steps and methods for painting your car.
There are a few ways prepare your vehicle for paint. Each method depends on how extreme you’re going with your paint job or restoration.
Strip to bare metal- This truly is the most “correct” way to prep a vehicle for a repaint, especially a classic or “older” car. This method will allow you to uncover any potential rust or corrosion that will need to be addressed before you put on any topcoats. Below are the most common methods used to strip a vehicle to bare metal before painting.