How to Prepare a Bare Metal Surface for Automotive Painting


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This video will show you step by step instructions on how to correctly prepare a bare metal surface for automotive painting.

Tools Needed:


  1. Wash the auto body part with surface cleaner.
  2. Apply some metal conditioner evenly on the surface.
  3. Spray the surface with DTM primer.
  4. Spray a second coat of primer.
  5. Roughly sand the surface using P320 sandpaper.
  6. Finish by hand.
  7. If needed, apply some finishing glaze putty to fill small holes.
  8. Sand once again using P500 sandpaper.
  9. Make sure your finishing putty spots are on point.
  10. Use a blow gun to get rid of the dust.
  11. If needed, reinstall the part on the vehicle before painting.
  12. That’s it! Ready to paint!

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