How to Custom Paint a Car : How to Prime a Car Before Painting


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. Okay now Tony’s checking his gun pressure and his tip pattern mixing
the air and the material. You can see that there’s a disposable bag in there. It’s like
a baby bottle, you mix the material in this bag and you just throw it out when you’re
done, instead of having to clean the gun every time. Tony’s kind of an above and beyond kind
of painter. A lot of guys would just ignore this step. The cars pretty well in primer,
everything is pretty well ready to go. You could have problems getting in here and doing
these little spots, but Tony’s very, very thorough. I’m the boss; I’d never know if
I’m on the phone, he could just shoot the paint now. But Tony, he’s a lifer, he’s with
us forever. He’s making sure this car’s never going to have rust problems that we can prevent
at this point in the job. So he’s hitting the bare steel.