How To Paint a Car – Auto Bodywork 101 Part 1

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This video is about auto bodywork and just doing some work before we start doing our 2K primer, sanding and painting, candy and all of those stuff. This is a complete project and I think you will really like it. Make sure you stay tuned for other videos on this series that go much more in-depth.


Here’s the Video Transcript:

When you’re sanding down pieces down like this, you want to make sure that you feather your edges in, on both surfaces. We’re using 80-grit sandpaper. We’re just cutting down the epoxy on the trunk part and we’re going to do it on the spoiler part. Just cut it down then later, we’re going to go over with our 80-grit using our fingers and just going on through the groove so we can make a U-shape nicely but we still have to add a little bit more epoxy in the low areas so once that’s done, we just go over it again and sand it with our fingers.

Alright, so a lot of people ask me what I used here to mold the body kit, the spoiler, the plastic ABS spoiler to the metal trunk. I’m using something called DynaWeld and they don’t make it anymore. When they use to make it, I actually went out and bought a big box, like 25 tubes. I still have about 10 tubes left but they don’t sell it anymore, they discontinued it.

All I would do, if I were you is, I would do a Google search – check out the 3M products. They have great epoxy – metal to wood, metal to metal, plastic to metal, epoxy that you could use to mold in your body kits to your car if that’s what you want to do on certain sections.

So you know that this is our first coat of body filler and we’re cutting it down with 80-grit sandpaper. When you’re cutting down with 80-grit sandpaper, you’d want to make sure you  don’t go too far, okay? Stay with the body, follow the contour of the non-damage body part and just go over it. If you’re doing a round surface, then make sure to go with the round surface and always keep your DA flat. It helps to prevent dipping in your filler. If you’re unsure, then use the block – put some 80-grit on a flat block and go criss-cross with the block because all this can be done by hand, using a block. You know, if you’re not really sure about the DA, then just stick with the block because with it, you can take your time and cut slower. Just get some practice with the DA and you’ll get better, little by little.

I also wanted to tell you, that if you’re having a hard time, just use use the edge of the DA to feather in the edges. You want to make sure the edges are fine like this. If you see the other side, you see this little shadow…you don’t want that, okay? You want to make sure your whole body work is feathered in. And if it’s a real low spot then you’d wanna mix some putty up and lay it in that whole area and re-sand it so you fill it.


Alright, so there is a lot of body work on this car.. We had to put some bondo on the edge of this doorknob here because it was dipped in. We did the bodywork and this complete series is in the LearnAutoBodyAndPaint VIP Course. We had to trim it down a little so we can put it on YouTube. We didn’t want to make it too long for you guys because there’s just a lot of content. This is just one of the series of videos that we have on the LearnAutoBodyAndPaint Program. We have about 5 more complete projects, maybe even more and we’re continuously adding new projects, new methods. So you should really check it out. I think you’re really really gonna like it, the VIP Forum, the VIP Community, Facebook Group where everybody helps each other out, every single day so you’re basically not left alone.

So we’re just going to skim through some of these here and then we’re going to get down to the nitty-gritty and show you the final project, down in the later videos. I think you’re really really gonna like what you see here and what you’re able to do from your own home garage, even if you’re just starting out, alright. You don’t have to go to technical school to do this. You could basically watch and learn and apply the methods to your own car, whatever project that you’re working out,  just like thousands of our VIP members from all across the world. We have hundreds of testimonials and people love our training. Be sure to check that out.


As you’re sanding, sometimes you’re gonna hit a high spot, like right here on the fender you’re gonna see a metal over there, right? So what we’re gonna do later is, we’re gonna finish on the bodywork here and we’re gonna get a little hammer and just tap that metal area in very very lightly and put a light skim of bondo over it, if it needs it

But here’s the overall project, putting a complete Bomex body kit on it, molding the sides in, we’re putting custom front air dams in the bumper cover. We’ll get better shots in the next video. And we completely painted this thing, we got lambo doors on it and did some awesome stuff to it. I think you’re really going to like it!

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Other Helpful Links:

How To Auto Body And Paint Q&A – Part 1

DIY Auto Body Work And Painting Q&A – Part 2

How To Paint Cars – Q&A Part 3

How To Block Sand Primer Flat

How To Pinstripe A Motorcycle Tank

How To Paint A Motorcycle Yourself

Preview Finished BMW Body Kit Video

Warwick Spray Gun Review (what we use to paint at LABAP)

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