How to Repair Car Paint Damage : How to Spray Metal Flake Paint on a Car


Hi, I’m Doug I work with 20 great guys in
St. Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods and we are going to do some work for your
today on Expert Village. Now we are going to spray the metal flake. You can see that
Dan has applied the base coat the maroon color there that dark reddish brown. It has a nice
blend edge to it, it covers just the repair area. He did not cover to much of the grill
shell and it is ready to put the flake on. As always between steps you we wipe everything
down with a tact rag. There is always a little over spray every time you shoot paint and
he wants to get that over spray off so it does not make a mess with the next coat. He
would mix a lot of air with it and he is going to mix very little material so he has good
control over the material. He needs to get a coat or two on there. He is trying to blend
the paint color that is all scuffed off now. So he is doing this from mostly for memory
to try to reproduce that original color that we had going. So we have the base maroon on
there and he is putting just gold flakes over the top of it. There is not pigment in the
gold flake. This is a very time sensitive stage in the job. He is putting the metal
flake on as fast as you can trying to keep a good eye on it because the base coat that
has the metal flake in it is nice and shiny right now. If you look carefully it, is shiny
as it comes out of the gun but it dries to duller finish. You can see what is going on
better when it is shiny then when it dull. So he need to get the coats on as fast as
he can without rushing it.