Here is a video of Butler students spraying a tri coat paint job.
Butler students deonstrate how to paint a three stage paint job. This is the base coat, mid coat and the clear coat. The mid-coat on this paint job is a tinted clear. This allows you to be able to see through the tinted clear and see the base caot color. This adds depth to the paint job. If you remember the candy colors, this is the same concept.
After the Mustang was repaired, snaded and prepped for painting, the following steps were taken.
1. Pulled in the paint booth and masked off.
2.Wiped down with wax and grease remover.
3.Tacked off with a tack rag.
4.Primer sealer sprayed on the entire car.
5.Sprayed black where needed for stripes.
6.Masked black off.
7.Sprayed one light coat on the over masked off black areas. This is the remaining black paint that was not masked off. This will help achieve hiding.
8.Spray 2 medium wet coats base coat – this is the color
9.Spray 2 medium wet coats mid-coat – this is the tinted clear
10.Unmasked stripes and areas that are black
11.Spray 1 tack coat of clear coat – this is a thin coat of clear to allow the full wet coat of clear to stick without running. This step is not required, but works well when custom painting. Eliminates clear from running on paint stripe edges.
12. Spray 2 full wet coats of clear coat.
Now ready to unmask and put back together. All of the part were painted separately off of the car. Bumper cover, rocker moldings, etc.
They did a great job on the car. Sorry for the poor video quality….that is my bad! I’ve learned to stay very still if I am going to speed the video up.
Paint code is E9 – The code will give you the base coat and mid-coat formulas
We used PPGs Sealer, Paints and with PPG 2021 Clear Coat