How To Paint a Car Yourself

Do you want to learn how to paint a car yourself?

My name is Tony Bandalos, and I’m the guy behind probably the most popular auto paint and body program in the world.

To date I’ve helped over 3,500 auto fanatics worldwide over achieve their dreams by creating high quality auto paint and body work from their own home garages or side garages. We’ve also helped the average Joe get up and running FAST to start their own auto body business.

Yes, I may be only 30, but I’ve already got 17 years in this business. I started auto body repair and painting when I was just 13 years old.

My Dad owned an auto body shop, and I would work on my own stuff there when I was a kid… and I guess you could say I had a knack for it.

It wasn’t long before I was the kid all the older kids came to to get their cars and motorcycles painted…

… and let me tell you, being 15, 16 years old and getting paid by 18 year olds to paint their car – that’s a pretty awesome feeling.

Still, not everything was plain sailing. See this car here?


Looks great, right? Well, it didn’t always look so good. The first time I painted it the garage got infested with nasty termites just as I finished laying the final clear gloss coat.

Man, I didn’t know what to do so I just shut the lights, got out of there quick and locked the door behind me.

And wow, I wish I had a picture of what I saw when I opened the garage door the next morning.

There were thousands of termites all over the car! They were stuck to the gloss paint job like it was glue… it was like the whole outside of the car had a thick carpet of insects. It was disgusting.

And That’s Not Even The Worst Part!

The worst part was it was a customer’s car, so I had to start over and give them the flawless paintjob they’d paid me for… (the whole $7,000). Yes, it was a high client job.

…and to do that I had to sand off all these thousands of dead insects!

Man, I can’t even begin to tell you how bad it smelled, and the mess that was left on the car.

But I got through it, and delivered my trademark jaw dropping finish on the car. Here is a picture of it below.


I did that when I was 17…

Wasn’t too long before I was making $750 a week doing small side jobs outside of school… not a bad for a high school kid, right?

Anyway, long story short, I’ve put together everything I learned (yes, including what NOT to do), and turned it into a no-holds-barred, everything-revealed online video course…

It’s the most popular interactive DIY auto body and paint training course online.

How do I know it works?

Because it does. Here’s a recent job one of our VIP members just completed himself. Ir was his first custom paint job…


This was just sent in, and it came amazing. Congratulations Hasan!

…And it dosen’t matter if you’re working on cars, trucks or bikes. New cars or classic cars with rust problems.

The principles are the same.

We show you how to tackle your rusted project, weld in new panels and apply filler for AMAZING show-stopping finishes.

You’ll learn how to install body kits on any car or truck and best part, you’ll even see how you can modify and customize your kits for a custom look.

Lambo doors? No problem. We show you how to do it.

Want to learn how to paint with pearls? How much to mix in your clear? To mix in a intercoat or not?

How to paint with flakes and even how to paint with candy paints. Yep, we show you how to do all of those things.

What’s more?

Join us and learn how to paint a car yourself. As a VIP member, you’re not alone anymore. That’s what separates us from any other online auto body training or DVD out there.

We’re not just a set of DVD’s. You’re not stuck if you have questions and you’re not left hanging when you need the help when you need it.

We are interactive and care about YOUR success. Why do you think so many of our members actually get the results they want? Why do you think we get so many testimonials, before and after photos and real success stories?

Indulge yourself in our private Facebook group, private forums, live monthly Q&A calls plus so much more.

Make friends with a group of like minded people just like You.

Learn more about becoming a VIP here.

P.S. Hope you enjoyed my story about that 57 Chevy.

It was a experience that I’ll never forget and I don’t want you to have to go through trials and error when you really don’t have to. Skip that process and know exactly what to you and take your skills to another level immediately.

Please feel free to comment below. Would love to hear from you 🙂

9 thoughts on “How To Paint a Car Yourself”

    • hey Don, for fiberglass and plastics on some Corvettes or cars like the Pontiac Fiero or Saturns… the body and paint process is basically the SAME. Same primers and fillers may be used. I would go with a “kitty Hair” filler when working with glass parts. That’s about it. It’s really all the same. You may just need to add some adhesion agents in some primers or use a primer that can spray over plastics like a epoxy or etching primers. But I will say a basic 2k primer will be perfectly fine too. Learn more by reading our blog or by accessing the VIP area of this site. Learn more about that hereL Be cool man!

  1. t0ny i got your vip course its great i have lerned so much from reading the first eight chapters can not wait to put this course in to action on my 1994 dodge ram.thankyou for this course will post picks of before and after on the ram and my daughters 2005 cavaler

    • That is AWESOME Tony! Glad you like it. Be sure to take a look at the advanced videos on body kits and custom painting too 🙂 Please keep me posted on your projects and send pics when you can buddy!

  2. Hi Tony,
    I am getting ready to paint my 1976 Chevy pickup. I have removed all the paint because of rust. Some places I can’t get to so I have used paint remover which did not work too well in cracks and crevises. It has taken me a couple of months to remove the old paint and repair dents with Bondo etc. The pick up is outside; consequently, rust returns. I asked a paint and body workman what I should do. He suggested that I purshase several cans of metal primer from Home Depot and lightly spay the truck. Well the surface where the paint primer was applied feels rough and grainey.Do I proceed with painting with auto paint primer without sanding? Thanks for any comments.

  3. you should definitely sand down the “spray can” primer, the better and smoother your starting surface is the better your results will be, it’s all about your prep, lots of prep great results, no prep. well lets just say you wont be turning any heads any time soon although a few may laugh at such a bad paint job.


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