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How To Prep Paint - Basic Steps To Prep A Car For Paint Before Spraying

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Published on Jul 24, 2012

http://amzn.to/NO8Vzm - How To Prep Paint - This video tutorial covers how to prep paint including: cleaning, feather edging, primer, block sanding, final sanding, and everything else needed to properly prep a car before spraying. If you are a DIY and would like a step-by-step guide with a more detailed lesson visit http://amzn.to/NO8Vzm

Additional Resources

Video Tutorials

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/HowToPr... -- In this video, I demonstrate how to prep the entire panel before priming. This will eliminate the primer from getting on un-sanded paint.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/Feather... -- This video demonstrates the idea of featheredging.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/FianlSa... -- This video demonstrates a method to sand and prepare a new body part when replacement is required.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/WetSand -- This is a quick video where I demonstrate how to sand using a wet sanding method.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/MaskBef... -- In this video I demonstrate how to mask before using primer. Remember to mask to edges to prevent primer from wrapping around jamb or getting in the jamb area.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/FoamTape -- This video demonstrates how to use foam tape for jambs. This is for a smooth transition in jambs.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/Transit... -- This is a 3M video that demonstrates how to use their transitional tape. This works great for jambs to leave an invisible paint line.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/HowToMi... -- This video demonstrates how to mix epoxy. Remember that some epoxies require an induction time.


PRODUCTS AND INFO

Featheredging

Featheredging

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/3MDA220 -- This is 3M's 6 inch sandpaper to be used on a DA sander for feather edging.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/DASander -- This is a 6 inch sander used for featheredging and final sanding. This sander is made by CP Tools and works well at a reasonable price.

Spray Guns

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/Accuspray -- This is a great spray gun for spraying primer surfacer. The gun comes with a 1.8 fluid tips, which works best for primer surfacer.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/Devilbiss -- This is a spray gun that comes with a 1.3 and 1.5 fluid tip. The 1.3 works well for base coat and clear coat. A 1.6 to 1.8 works better for heavier coating, such as primer surfacer, but the 1.5 included this gun kit will work for primer surfacer.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/SharpeF... -- If you are just looking for a good spray gun for base coat and clear coat on a budget, than I recommend this gun. We have used it with great results.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/BuyIwata -- This is my spray gun of choice. It is a great spray gun for base coat and clear coat, but the price is more than the other spray guns.

Masking

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/Masking... -- Paper for masking of a car.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/3/4Mask... -- This is the most common tape used in a body shop and fits of of the masking machines.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/1-1/2Ma... -- 1 1/2 inch masking tape works great for jamb, back masking, taping plastic to paper and many other uses.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/Masking... -- This is an assortment of masking machines.


Block Sanding

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/GuideCoat -- Guide coat helps identify highs and lows. Do not skip this step, as it will save you time in the end.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/220ForB... -- 220 Dry grit sandpaper can be used for block sanding primer surfacer.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/320ForB... -- 320 Dry grit sandpaper can be used to remove the 220 grit scratches.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/220WetB... -- If using a wet sanding method, this is 220 grit sandpaper to be used for block sanding.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/320WetB... -- 320 wet sandpaper can be used to remove the 220 grit sand scratches.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/400Fina... -- Used for final sanding to prepare the paint surface for paint.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/400Fina... -- Used for final sanding to prepare for paint when using a wet sanding system.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/AP-3 -- These are new sanding blocks made by Motor Guard. They have some new blocks, which work awesome. This combination of blocks will work for all of your block sanding. These blocks can be used for dry or wet sanding.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/3MSandi... -- 500 grit sandpaper can be used on a 6 inch sander.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/Interfa... -- This pad should be used on a DA sander when final sanding.www.CollisionBlast.com/3MDA220 -- This is 3M's 6 inch sandpaper to be used on a DA sander for feather edging.

http://www.CollisionBlast.com/DASander -- This is a 6 inch sander used for featheredging and final sanding. This sander is made by CP Tools and works well at a reasonable price.

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