1974 Corvette | Fiberglass Prep & Paint

Body and paint is one of the largest steps to a restoration project. The cosmetics of the car are extremely important because everyone wants to make sure that the car looks as good as it runs and vice versa. At the Guild, the process is more in depth and has more stages than a collision center Bodyshop. Though a collision center is perfectly setup for their purpose, ideally a car is merely being repaired of any damage that makes it unsafe and it is repaired cosmetically to a certain degree. The Guild’s primary goal when it comes to body and paint is longevity and with that comes a high level of cosmetics. We will often hear “I don’t want a show car, I just want a good quality paint job that lasts”. Unfortunately, the two are not mutually exclusive and one comes with the other.

This video shows the process of prep and paint on a fiberglass bodied car. We show some issues with even the best quality of aftermarket panels and why so much care must be put into the prep of a car before applying paint that should last for decades with proper care.

Executive Producer : Dave Grainger
Executive Producer : Janice Stone
Director : Christopher Rowana
Producer : Thomas Douglas
DOP : Stephen Hawkins
Sound Recordist : Timothy Harrison
Editor : Timothy Harrison
Intro/Outro Music : Daniel Willette

The Guild’s Classics is not endorsed or affiliated with the documentary series titled Restoration Garage or its affiliates.

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Painting Basics & Techniques – Part 1 of 2 with Kevin Tetz – Eastwood

Tips on painting, setting up a paint gun and spraying a car with an HVLP paint gun from Kevin Tetz (Trucks!)

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The Eastwood Concours 2 – HVLP Paint Gun is a precision engineered gun designed for use by the seasoned professional or hobbyist. It is capable of producing a high-quality paint finish and will provide many years of trouble free service.

Uses only 5-9 CFM
1.7mm and 1.3mm Needle/Nozzle Sets
Lightweight Alloy Body
Stainless Steel Internal Components
Use for Both Solvent and Water Borne Coatings

The body is constructed of a highly durable and lightweight alloy with Stainless Steel internal components which are compatible with both solvent and water borne coatings. Convenient reference markings on the gun body and control knobs allow for accurate repeatability of gun settings. Designed for the ultimate in comfort and appearance.

– Eastwood Aerosol-Injected Cleaner & Lubricator –
Item #12846z
Eastwood’s award-winning Aerosol-Injected System directs a focused blast of cleaner or lubricant to penetrate deep into hard-to-reach places Our Aerosol-Injected Clean/Lube System was the 2011 Winner of Popular Mechanic’s™ Magazine Editor’s Choice Award for Product Innovation and Design! One of the key reasons was the engineered taper of each can’s nozzle that creates a tight seal to force the cleaner or lubricant deep into the tool or tubing, without blowback.
Choose below from the Cleaner or the Lubricator…or both!
360-degree valves even spray upside down!
Ideal for cleaning or lubricating anything around the car, shop and home
Buy both and SAVE over individual prices!

– SAS Bandit Respirator –
Item #11455
The Bandit dual-cartridge respirator is ideal for painting, rust proofing, air-brushing and general maintenance projects. It is NIOSH N95 and OSHA approved and can be used in a professional environment such as a body shop. The half-mask is constructed of soft thermoplastic polymer for maximum comfort and a tight facial seal. The head strap is easily adjustable and ensures a secure snug fit around the top and bottom of your head. The filters are positioned for optimum vision and balance and have a life span of about 50 hours (conditions breathing rate and usage will affect filter life).

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Since 1978, Eastwood has been supplying products to people who want to do the job right. Eastwood offers a complete line of hand tools, welders, plasma cutters & accessories, metal working tools, powder coating supplies, paint and paint guns, specialty paints and hard to find products – all for the DIY-er. Eastwood has all the tools and supplies you need to restore your car, motorcycle or truck.

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