How To Paint and Install a Body Kit

Hey guys!

Here’s an awesome video that shows how to paint and install a body kit!

Sanding a Body Kit, Primer Sanding
Sanding a Body Kit, Primer Sanding

Let’s talk body kits shall we?

When buying body kits you basically have 2 options.

1. Spend more and get a quality polyurethane kit so you have less body work.

2. Save on cash… get a Duraflex type of kit and do some body work and paint to getting looking like a quality kit.

Most fiberglass body kits are NOT perfect.

They have waves, thin spots, thick spots, and you really need to do a good job with your body work and prep stage if want to get it looking like a decent kit (and also have the girls impressed) lol.

Have you seen some kids or grown men on the streets in their cars with a body kit on it, but when you look closer, you see waves, ripples, paint blemishes etc… and it just looks like crap? …seen those?

How To Paint and Install a Body Kit

That’s because all they did was prime it and paint it. And it came out looking like crap.

If you want the easy way, Polyurethane kits are the way to go. They are much more expensive but will save you the process in having to do a complete skim coat to remove all of the imperfections.

So, what did we did to the BMW 545i project?

We did (option 2.).

We got the cheap kit, customized it and made it look like a MILLION DOLLARS!  and yep! again, we recorded the ENTIRE step-by-step process so YOU can C O P Y and apply the same techniques to your specific projet no matter if your doing this to your car, truck or bike!

And if you’re spending the extra bucks and getting a Polyurethane bodykit or a quality fiberglass kit like the Bomex body kit (made in Japan).

Then you won’t need to bust your ass doing a lot of filler work, but you still need to know how to prep that baby for paint and PRO Gloss so it kicks in the SUN!

I Hope this SHORT video inspired that you can do this! You may need a little guidance but that’s why we’re here… all you need to do is.. DO!

Sanding Glaze Putty, Spot Putty

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Please feel free to comment below, we would love to hear from you!




4 thoughts on “How To Paint and Install a Body Kit”

  1. Tony,
    What product did you uses to make repairs on the bumper.Can you use this product on small paint chipped areas on a bumper.

    • Yes, we use “Bondo” which is a body filler and a glaze putty (the green stuff) for small imperfections etc… and yes, we do show you the complete videos in the VIP area. Be cool!

  2. Hey Tony,

    Let me just start out by saying I’m truly a fan of your work! Your an excellent teacher and trying my best to get in the VIP so I can work on my 1992 Honda Civic Ex this summer. Money just a little tight and time is minimum. I just have two questions:

    1) I want to paint my car black and I got the concepts from your videos about sanding (still trying to learn the grits), priming, filling, etc. But a little intimidated about painting the door area because I don’t want my outside black but then open the door and the inside part blue? Is that taught in VIP?

    2) I see the tutorial on body kits, but I have Duraflex Spyder 3 Hood Scoop I want to put on. Do you teach that as well or is it the “body” only? Cz I haven’t see. You mention hood scoops in the blogs

    Thanks for all you do and hope to hear from you soon Tony!!

    • hey Corey!

      I thank you for the great compliments.

      In answering your questions, Yes we fully cover door jamb painting. You basically have a few options. Paint it in two stages. Jambs ond day, then the out side another day, or all at once. We show you both ways in step-by-step detail within the VIP Course area of the site.

      Hood scoops are also molded to the hood at times. Yes we cover custom bodywork and moulding. I think you’ll be surprised at the amount of stuff we have in VIP. You also get full support, so if you’re stuck just reach out to us and we can help you.

      Be cool Corey and see you inside soon I hope 🙂


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