View Full Version : simple sequence for paint preping


04-02-2006, 02:41 PM
I am attempting my first complete resto on my own. I usually farm out the body and paint work. Can someone give me a bare bones outline of the sequence. I am confused about the sequence after several source...I think

take body to bare metal
remove dents
cut out and replace rust areas
fill repaired areas
guide coat and get it flat
prime again
guide coat again if required
prime again???
sand smooth before painting

Where do wax/grease cleaners come in? Where do etching primers come in? what if I break through primer when removing guide coat?

I have Painting 101 and it is excellent, but I need help with what comes before that.