How to Restore a Car’s Paint Job : How to Bake a Car’s New Paint Job


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. Now that we’ve got done clearing the Miata. We’ve got all the paint
on there. All the work is done. The work looks perfect. We’re gonna bake the paint. Right
now it’s eighty eight degrees in there, I turn the switch over here to bake, and now
it’d letting me with know the blinking five there we’ve got a five minute delay before
it fires off the paint to a hundred and fifty degrees. That five minute delay, is about
what we around here agree, is enough time for the paint to flash. There is a lot of
solvents in the paint and we want to get those solvents out. We give it a few minutes to
do that. Modern paint doesn’t so much dry,as it does catalyze. The catalyzation process,
the chemical reaction, takes place better if the steel is at a hundred and forty degrees
for twenty minutes. After that point, the booth goes into an automatic cool down cycle
and the car will be able to be unmasked and assembled with in a couple of hours after
being baked off.