Painting Car Black (Primer Sealer and Base Coat) Eastwood Mustang Project

Painting Car Black (Primer Sealer and Base Coat) Eastwood Mustang Project

(country music) – Would you like to learn
more about applying base coat and primer sealer? Well, that’s exactly what
we’re gonna do in this video. (tires screeching) (crashing) Hey, YouTube, this is Donnie Smith, and welcome to another
Eastwood video series. This is the video series where we’re taking the Mustang project and we’re going from start
to finish, step by step, showing you how we painted this car. We changed colors on it, and we’re almost there,
we’ve almost got it. We’ve got it in the booth
and we’ve got it masked off. We’re about ready to get started spraying. We have got this car in the booth. We masked it in the previous video, then we wiped it down our final time, tacked it with the tack cloth, and now we are ready to spray. And what we’re gonna do in this video is we’re gonna apply some primer sealer and we’re gonna apply some base coat. And one thing I wanna mention. Notice we’ve cleaned the booth, we’ve cleaned the car really good, but something that a lot of
people overlook is yourself. A lot of the dirt that
ends up in the paint job is from the people spraying it, so make sure before you walk in the booth that you spray yourself off
really good with compressed air. And then also notice after
getting in the booth, we’re putting on paint suits, and this not only helps keep
the chemicals off your skin, but also helps keep from getting dirt that may end up in the paint job. It could be some lint off your clothes, or it could be a hair off your
arm or something like that, so paint suits really help
provide a cleaner paint job. They can get a little hot,
but they are well worth it. Now, we are using an Eastwood paint gun. Eastwood provided us this paint gun and the products to use for this project. It’s a 1.4, and we’ve had good
luck with all the products and the spray gun at this point, so. What we’re doing now, we’re
about to start spraying, and with a downdraft, I
think it’s best to spray from the top to the bottom, ’cause that’s kinda the
movement of the airflow. Now, he’s spraying from the outside in. Some people disagree with that. They say you should
always on these top panels like the hood roof spray
from the inside out just to help keep from
dirt getting in there so you’re not spraying against wet paint. But this method is a wet method, to keep a wet edge. And that’s the way I was taught, and I’ve had pretty good luck with it. And that’s something to keep in mind, and that is that not every
painter’s gonna paint the exact same way. I know some painters get so tied up, or body men or whatever, “That is not how I do it. “That’s not right.” And that’s not necessarily true. There’s a lot of ways to do it right. You don’t wanna do it wrong, but there’s a lot of ways to do it right. There’s a lot of ways to do it wrong. But your method may not be the best method for somebody else, so… With the students, I show ’em how I do it, I show ’em a lot of videos, and kinda let them
develop their own method. In the end, if you become a painter, you are, you’re just gonna
kinda develop your own style, your own methods. How far do you hold the gun? That’s gonna depend on the painter. You hold it a little bit further away, which I do recommend beginning, ’cause you have more control. If you hesitate for a second,
it’s not gonna run on you. But if you hold it further away, you’re gonna have to move slower. You hold closer, you’re
gonna have to move faster. So, I generally recommend to start out a little bit further away, and as you become comfortable, then you can start getting
closer to the panel and moving faster. But what we’re doing here,
we’re applying epoxy primer. It’s Eastwood’s epoxy primer
mixes one to one with catalyst. And we’re putting one coat on. And what this does, if
there’s any metal spots, it’s excellent for corrosion protection. It also works as a sealer. Like the primer spots and areas
that are a different color, this makes it one uniform color, which provides good hiding for whenever we go to apply our base coat. And now we’ve got it applied, it dried, and we are getting ready
to apply the base coat, but first we’re just going around. We’re tacking it off again. If there’s any dirt, we
wanna be sure and denib that at this point to remove that. Dry spots, we did have a few dry spots. We remove that. And that’s something to keep
in mind during these stages. You can do that. Once you get to clear
coat, you really can’t, but the sealer and base coat,
if you have some problems, go ahead and take care of it. If you have to apply a little more, fine, but it’s better than having a dry spot or dirt that ends up in
the finished product. So, we’re just going around,
making sure it’s ready, and now we are gonna start
applying the base coat. This is Eastwood’s Boulevard
Black, mixes four to one. And it mixes with an activator. Like the paints we’re
usually using is a reducer, but the difference with
this is it gets hard. It’ll harden up in your gun, you can’t save the paint, so it is an activated base coat. And we’re gonna put two coats on this, because we’ve got a good
ground coat with a sealer, and this paint is very good hiding. Two coats, that’s gonna cover well. Now, if it was a silver or
something that has less hiding, we may put three. But for this, this works well. And I’m gonna go over these products. I thought about doing it during the video, but I didn’t want to make them too long. That’s why I sped it up, of course, too. I think I’ll go over
the products themselves in more depth in another video to keep these videos from being too long. And notice that he’s doing a
little bit different technique, like I mentioned. One of the videos I show is
John from House of Kolor. He has a little bit different style, but I do like what he says, and he talks about being a robot. If you can do the exact
same thing every thing, same overlap, right angle, if you think like a robot, that’s what you wanna
do when you’re spraying. But what he’s doing from the previous whenever they was doing the primer sealer is he’s doing the whole side, and I personally prefer
doing panel at a time. I think I can do a better job that way, unless I’m doing like a candy coat or a pearl coat or something like that, and then you really have to
do the whole side at one time. But if you do this method, you need to learn how to
walk with it a little bit. A little bit harder, but, again, this is gonna be a preference. I’m not saying my way is that right away. What I’m saying is to try different ways. Try painting the side at a time, try doing one panel at a time, and see what works best for you. So, don’t be afraid to experiment
with that a little bit. I think probably spraying and welding, you really have to get
your own feel for it, because it’s gonna depend on
your technique, your skills, to determine what works best for you. So, don’t be afraid to try new things whenever you’re working on cars, spraying, welding, or whatever. Everybody’s gonna have
to do that fine-tuning according to their skills. So, what you wanna look for, if it looks great, well,
obviously it’s working for you, but if it doesn’t, if it’s
not working out right, try something different. Try what does work well. So, we are putting another
coat of base coat on here. And keep in mind, I’ll talk
more about the flash times and all that in other videos, but there are flash times
with all these products, so be and sure and read
the technical data sheet for the products that you’re using. So, we are getting the
second coat on here. And another thing I wanna
mention right now is, see how he’s putting the
hose back behind him? That keeps the hose from
getting into the paint. And a lot of dirt comes from the hose. Be sure and tack the hose off, and then whenever you’re done, like if you have to go fill up with paint, don’t throw the hose on the ground. Kinda hang it up somewhere, just to keep dirt from
getting on that hose, ’cause a lot of the dirt comes from that. So, we’re talking about it, and maybe I did mention or recommend or tell him to try panel at a time, ’cause it’s been a long time
since I had this footage, so I can’t remember, but he is doing a panel at a time now. So, maybe he just wanted to try both ways, but we’re doing this
final coat of base coat and he’s doing each panel separately. But the most important
thing about spraying, in my opinion, is to work
on your distance and speed, and your overlap, and also your angles. Make sure your gun angles are right. But that’s probably one
of the hardest things to learn that I see
students have problems with, is their distance and speed. For example, if they’re far
away like me, I’m kinda short. A lot of times over a
hood or a roof panel, I have to shoot a little bit
further away in the center, so I have to slow down. If you get closer, like
where you can reach good, I’m gonna have to speed up. So, make sure that you adjust your speed to the distance you are, and that’s just gonna take practice. You’re just gonna have to
get out there and do that to kinda master that. And also your overlap. With this solvent that we’re using, they recommend 50%, so
you overlap each pass 50%. And I’ve noticed even in this video that that’s off a little bit. It all works out. This car is gonna look
awesome when it’s done. I mean, it turned out really good. Never think that you’re good enough. I mean, you wanna be confident, but you always wanna
looks for ways to improve, how you could become better, and never think that you know it all or that you don’t need any improvement. Anybody can improve. I don’t care if you’ve
been doing it for 30 years. You can still improve in your techniques and the way you do things. And I would have went ahead and cleared this car in this video, put the primer sealer, the
base coat, and the clear coat so we could do all three
stages in this video, but there’s actually an
extra step that we’re doing with this car, and that’s putting, we’re painting the word Mustang on there and putting some pin stripes and a stripe, so we really couldn’t cram
all that in this video. I mean, I really hate
speeding it up like this, but I know usually if I
have videos over 10 minutes, I get some people that give me
negative feedback about that. I know most videos they
want 10 minutes or less, it seems like, but it’s just
hard to cram all that in there. That’s why we’re just doing
these two stages in this video. In this next video we’re gonna show you how we did the stripes
and the decals on this and painted all that. And this was our first time to use many of these Eastwood products. We used some of them, but not really the primers
and base coat like this. It’s basically the same techniques, but with different brands you may have to tweak what you do a little bit. I know we had to kinda learn as we go with the Eastwood products, and, I mean, it worked really well. It did an awesome job. But we did have to tweak a few things It just was not what we was used to. But as far as the product, the look, and how it turned out, totally awesome. I mean, it turned out really good. Well, there you have it. We’ve now got this car primer sealed. We’ve got it sealed,
we got base coat on it, and now we are ready to put
the stripes on in clear coat. Now, this base coat,
it filled really good. Real good hiding. I mean, it laid on top, hid everything underneath
really, really good. It did dry a little different. It’s a little different
than what we was used to, but whenever you see
how this car turned out, you’re gonna be amazed. It turned out really, really good. As always, I really
appreciate you watching. If you have any comments, questions, be sure to leave ’em down
in the comment section, and then we can all learn from each other. There’s a lot of different
ways of doing things out there. I always enjoy reading when
someone has different methods. Maybe it’s a tip or a trick
that we don’t know about. Be sure and leave us comment down there. We can all get better through each other, reading each other’s comments. But don’t ever think
that you know everything or that you can’t learn anything, ’cause I guarantee you I still learn, and some of it’s from students
that know nothing about this. They’ll say something,
bring it to my attention, and I’ll think about it. Now, some of it’s, “No, that won’t work,” but some of it’s like, “You know what? “Let’s give it a try.” So, I’m all about trying new
things and experimenting, and I think the best painters out there are probably the same way. And if there are painters our
there watching these videos, I know there are some
professional painters, that’s probably why they’re
watching these videos. They just like to see different techniques different people do, and
that’s what I did for years. I worked at a lot of shops and dealerships and things like that, and
I just liked to pick up on all the different ways things are done and then develop my own
way of doing things. But I’m always willing to learn something. I always like to see something new, if something that can be
done faster, be done better. I’m always interested
to learn those things. But anyway, thank you all for watching. If you like this video, be
sure and give us a thumbs up. And if you have any questions or comment, leave ’em down there, and we will see you in the next video. Take care. And if you’d like to subscribe, just click the button right there. Or if you wanna watch the entire playlist of the Eastwood video series that we’ve got to to this
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17 Replies to “Painting Car Black (Primer Sealer and Base Coat) Eastwood Mustang Project”

  1. Great vid. Don't worry about exceeding 10 mins for a vid. 20+ min is fine … people complaining about vids longer than 10 min not worth catering to.

  2. I'm an apprentice in a workshop, and I'm always so hesitant to try spraying basic filler even because there's just so much money involved if I mess up.

  3. Nobody needs to be giving out negative feedback for free lessons.

    I never painted before but this videos had helped me to learn the theory of painting a car thanks for taking the time to spread some of the knowledge.

    cant wait to start spraying something ☺️☺️

  4. So I get the part about not making a square shape and making it hard line. But how about showing us how to fix that hard line if we had already done it.

  5. Do I need a sealer when spray painting my car finish using a one stage urethane? It has a gray primer now. If you recommend a sealer…what sealer would you recommend? The car was finished from bare metal using an epoxy primer, then a regular gray primer. What I"m talking about is needing a sealer perhaps on top of this primer, before I do the final paint coat of the one stage black? Thanks.

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