Once a car is inducted for paint, the process involves many steps. As described above, the process for each car will have been defined with the customer and may vary widely. However, typically the process follows a number of foundational steps. We start by disassembling the car. Generally we remove the windows, chrome, door strikers, weather stripping, etc. A more comprehensive paint job could include the trunk, engine bay, dash and door jambs. After disassembly, the car is usually stripped of existing paint. Paint removal is achieved through either sanding, chemical stripping, or blasting. The bare metal is then etched and epoxy primed to provide long lasting protection. At this time we complete all metal work and rust repair. If needed, we fabricate the panels that are welded into the car. We do not allow any body work to be performed until the metalwork and the panel fit of the doors, hood, trunk and chrome have been approved. The body work follows the approved metalwork and the body work is sanded to 180 grit. We then apply 3 thick layers of epoxy primer which are blocked to 400 grit. The epoxy is then sealed, base coated and cleared (all with the highest quality Glasurit products). We generally bake the paint for 3 hours at 150 degrees and then let it cure for a couple days before color sanding and buffing.