How to Restore a Car’s Paint Job : How to Use Masking Paper in Painting a Car


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. Next is masking paper. We have a machine over there in the corner.
We’ll show you that in a sec, where you pull the paper off and it puts tape, automatically,
on one edge of it. It saves you a step. Every time you can, you try to save a step. Most
of the time, we use three quarter inch tape, a little bit on the paper, a little bit on
the car. To hold the joint of the two pieces of paper, he’s using inch and a half tape,
cause the paper is going to crumple up a little bit and you want to be able to cover up any
of the seam there so paint doesn’t get behind the paper. Now Alex is taping the back side
of the pinch weld. We don’t want a bunch of paint blowing under the car and painting things
that shouldn’t be painted. So we tape from the back side against the pinch weld so that
the part of the pinch weld you can see, the black part, we’re going to paint the whole
length of that. We’ll drape paper down there so that the paint doesn’t blow up underneath
the car and get on the back side of the wheels and that kind of thing