Custom Paint, Auto Body Shop & Restoration
Unless you have been involved in the process of preparing the body of a vehicle for paint, painting the vehicle with panels assembled or disassembled then sanding and buffing the clearcoat finish, it’s hard to understand the amount of time that is required to meticulously sand the entire body before paint and after paint (clearcoat finish).
In our shop, we consider bodywork starting when the body of the vehicle is sheet metal ready (all rust, if any, has been repaired). Whether there is or is not a significant amount of body work to be performed on the body of the vehicle; after the bodywork has been finished, the entire vehicle will be sprayed with several coats of primer. Then all the primer surfaces will be block sanded by hand to eliminate any waves, dents, dings or any imperfections on the body that can and will be seen after the vehicle is painted.
This is very intensive and takes a trained eye to make sure all the imperfections have been eliminated. This is one of the keys to a high-end paint job.
After the vehicle is sprayed with the base coat paint, it will be sprayed with several coats of clear coat paint. Most of the vehicle will be sanded 3 to 4 times, each time with a higher grit sandpaper to remove all grain from the clearcoat surface.Half of this process is hand sanding and half is using an orbital air sander. Then the vehicle will be buffed which is an art within itself. It takes this process by trained and dedicated technicians to guarantee a show car finish.
Our custom services include: