Mix a base coat for a car when giving it a custom paint job, which will lay a good surface to paint on; learn how from our expert custom-car mechanic in this free auto-restoration video.
Okay, now Tony's going to mix up some base coat. In order to have a good slick paint job with minimal material build, minimal labor, he's sealed the car and all the pieces with the sealer. Now he's going to lay down the base coat over it. This is a step that some painters do and some don't. Base coat dries really fast, it gets along with our sealer well and it gets along with our single stage well. Our single stage top coat comes out of the gun shiny. This comes out of the gun dull, but it's going to give us a good flat smooth surface, it's really a tight porosity, and you'll get good shine out of the paint faster, with fewer coats. So Tony's going to lay this base coat down on top of the sealer, and it will give him a good visual, he will be able to go around and touch up with sand paper any flaws in the job and it gives you a good tight surface for when you put the single stage on top of it all.