How to Custom Paint a Car : How to Tac Rag a Car for 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 the car is completely clean, and Tony’s got a tack rag there. A
tack rag is a piece of cheesecloth soaked in beeswax. Now, the car is completely clean.
It’s all been degreased, there are no finger prints on there, and you see he’s got latex
gloves on. If you take that tack rag and lean on it, you can see where getting beeswax on
the car would make the paint not stick, so all the tack rag does is remove any lint.
Now, we had paper towels in there cleaning, there’s lint in the air. Right before you
shoot your paint, the last thing you do is wipe it down with a tack rag to get all that
residual dust and lint off of there. And every time Tony wipes a car, everything he’s doing,
he’s always watching checking for imperfections. If he sees an imperfection one time around,
and he sees it the second and third and fourth times around, he’ll know whether or not it
needs to be fixed.