How to Custom Paint a Car : How to Spray a Base Coat on a Car

How to Custom Paint a Car : How to Spray a Base Coat on a Car


Hi I’m Doug. I work with twenty great guys
in St. Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods, and we’re going to do some work for you today
on Expert Village. Now Tony’s shooting base coats on some small pieces in the booth, and
he’s gets everything nicely covered. It doesn’t run as easily. Base coat dries real easy.
There’s the fuel door for the car. Now he’s going to hit the deck lid with the base coat.
Base coat dries fast, it’s easy to spread, and it lays out nice. But you always have
to top coat it, either with clear or with single stage paint like we’re going to be
doing. Base coat is a very thin product. It’s part of a two-stage system. With most modern
cars, you put a base coat down, which is real thin, it doesn’t provide much protection.
Then you put a clear coat over the top of it. The clear coat is what actually protects
the car. The base coat just gives it some color. Base coat levels real nicely. Now he’s
spraying the base coat on the car that’s in the other paint booth. Both these things are
going on simultaneously. So build it up there enough to cover real well, but not enough
so that it runs or anything. Base coat is real thin; it’s easy to run if you’re not
good with it.

12 Replies to “How to Custom Paint a Car : How to Spray a Base Coat on a Car”

  1. im not takin sides here cuz ive had plenty of experience painting from edges to middle and from middle to the edge painting i like doin the edges first just to make sure the edges dont separate but clearing i like goin from the middle to the edges cuz ive hit the hood or whatever with the paint suit or air hose id rather hit the surface without clear rather than from wet edged and sticking to the door or fender or whatever im painting.. try it both ways and see what works best for u..

  2. this really wasnt helpfull as usual with expert villiage, this is almost as bad as their bmx trick tips. im going to spray the 1984 jetta im guna buy next month, i dont wanna pay 3 grand to get someone to do it so i think im just guna go for it.

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