Custom Auto Body Paint Step 1: Stripping the Old Paint

This is one of the most time-consuming phases of this project, especially if the car has many layers of primer and paint and everything else in between. However, it is essential that this be done in order to ensure that any issues regarding rust are spotted and dealt with, as well as to identify and eliminate any other body work that could compromise the quality of the paint job. By stripping the car down and dealing with the issues identified, we are actually creating a solid foundation for the new paint to be applied, which further ensures the success of the paint job. There are many different ways to strip old paint from a vehicle, and each shop will have their own favourites. This methods can involve the use of mechanical equipment like sanders or orbital units or chemical agents like acid-based paint removers and so on. It can be difficult to tell which works best, as they all have their own pros and cons, but an expert in automotive and custom spray painting should be able to explain and tell you which is most suitable for your particular needs.