You’ll find that there exist numerous models of cars where each of them take different preparations when it comes to painting. Owning a restomod gives owners a sense of pride, fulfillment, and satisfaction, but have you ever wondered how beautiful and long-lasting paint is prepared? To help you in having an idea, here is a guide and steps on how to prep your restomod for paint.
Spraying With Primers
The first thing done to the body metals after shaping into the restomod model car is spraying the primers. Restomod features heavy metal construction, and you’ll find that the makers will usually use three different types of primers, which include epoxy, primer surfaces, and sealers. Primers do not serve as the topcoat but are applied to the metal body.
Epoxy primer is a waterproof primer applied to prevent the metal from oxidation. It requires you to mix the primer products with an exclusive activator that invokes hardening, which will take some time. It’s also a waterproof primer that prevents rusting and promotes the topcoat paint to adhere to the metal surface.
The next primer you will need to use is the primer surfacers. Most resto-mods’ construction come from old car metals which have been repaired, where they might expose some sign of hammering, sanding, filing, and riveting on the metal surfaces. The primer surfacer covers all these imperfections making the body appear leveled and smooth for the topcoat paint to come out exceptionally smooth.
The final primer that you will need to apply is the sealer. The sealer plays the role of the barrier between the undercoat primer and the topcoat paint. The sealer protects the primer undercoat from the paint chemicals so that the undercoat primer can adhere to the metal firmly. It also adds extra strength to the topcoat paint to adhere perfectly and produces that outstanding appearance of the topcoat paint.
After using the three primers, the next step is initial priming, which promotes the top coat adherence so that the paint can last longer without damages. You have to apply it with the right equipment like the HVLP gun that uses the material valve, spray gauge and air pressure to apply the paint perfectly to your restomod.
After the initial priming, you may find that the paint develops some cracks and defects from the body works. You need to wait until it’s completely dry and then perform sanding on irregular surfaces, crevices and cracks to make the body perfectly smooth for you to apply the top coat. Sanding is done to the entire body of the restomod body, where it is a tiresome job that requires extra patience. Once you have achieved the finest smoothing, you can apply the initial painting, followed by the second and the third coats to give your car the finest touch.
Any time you want your restomod to get painted and look impressive, you need to contact Resurrection Muscle Cars Experts. They will examine your restomod, determine the work to be done to the top coat painting, and give a quote on all of the costs so that you can prepare your budget. They will answer all of your questions during the consultation and work on the body of your restomod most professionally, up to the final top coat. Resurrection Muscle Cars experts will work on your restomod until it looks new again, like it’s coming directly from the manufacturer.
If you are interested in getting your restomod or classic muscle car painted or restored contact us at Resurrection Muscle Cars for a consultation and quote at (561) 729-0911