Eastwood Video Series

Eastwood Logo.001 Eastwood Video SeriesAre you interested in collision repair as a hobby or career?  If so, then you will want to watch the Eastwood video series below to learn what it takes to paint a car or pursue a career in collision repair.

Watch passionate transform a Mustang from green to black while transforming their skills to be top performers in the collision repair industry.  Do you have what it takes?

New episode the last Tuesday of every Month

Eastwood Video Trailer – Sept. 24, 2013

This is a trailer video of the Eastwood Video Series.  In this video, you will learn about the passion and dreams of the students who will be working on the project. We are working on the car about 1 hour per day between classes.  We have 2 first year students and 2 second year students.  We will occasionally have other students stopping by to offer a hand from time to time.  Oh, and we also have a first year student who helps on the car and helps with videoing.  You will probably get to know Sam well  throughout the episodes.

So take a minute to watch the trailer video below to learn about the project and the students who will be working on it.

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Episode 1 – Before You Paint Your Car

This video covers things you need to know before you start working on your car.  Let’s face it, painting your car takes time, effort and money.  So it’s important to take every precaution and step to do the job correctly.  I know you may be excited to get your project started, but if you want high quality and professional results, then take a few minutes to follow the steps in this video.

Products Used In This Video

I was asked by some of you to track the materials used and the time it took.  Therefore, I am going to provide the information for you below each video.  This video did not take too much supplies, as we are just getting the car clean and ready to work on.  To take a look at many other Eastwood supplies CLICK HERE

Supplies

(2 oz.) Car Soap – Silicone free car soap to wash car – Estimated $ .50 More Info

(1 ) Auto Writer Pen – This is used for marking damaged areas. $3.50  More Info

(1/4 Bundle)  Wypall Towels – Used For Cleaning – Estimated $ 3.75 – More Info

(1/2 Can) Wax and Grease Remover – Used To Clean Car – Estimated $ 4.00 More Info

Estimated Material Expense For One Complete Car –  $11.75

Tools 

Paint Mill Thickness Gauge – Used To Measure Paint Mill Thickness – $60 to $70 – More Info

Body Filler Detective – Checking For Body Filler – $70 – More Info

Estimated Expense For Tools – $140.00

Time

Estimated Time To Complete – 1 to 1 1/2 hours

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Episode 2 – Tear Down

Products Used In This Video

You probably have the supplies and tools needed  for tear down on this Mustang.  However, I did go ahead and list the costs involved to give you an idea.

Supplies

15 Bags For Hardware – $2.50 (We just use ziplock bags) More Info

1 Sharpie – $1.00 -(Sharpies are for writing on bags – I would not recommend writing on the car with a sharpie.  Use the pens in video 1 for writing on car or glass. )  More Info

Estimated Material Expense For One Complete Car –  $3.50

Tools

Handtool Set (Basic Tool Set)  10 mm is the most common size used – The price on hand tools can vary depending on the set and the brand you have.  I am going to provide the cost of a basic Craftsman set.  $160 – More Info

T-50 Torx Socket – $8 – If your tool set does not have torx sockets, you will need a T-50 to remove seatbelt. – More Info

Trim Removal Tool – $25 – There are many trim tools to choose from, but we found this one to work well.  More Info

Estimated Expense For Tools – $ 193.00

Time

Estimated Time To Complete – 6 to 8 Hours

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Episode 3 – Decals and Stripes


This video will demonstrate how to make a template of the decals on the car and how we removed the decals.

Supplies

Masking Paper

Lead – If you can’t find a lead bar, a pencil will work.

Estimated Material Expense For One Complete Car –  Minimal 

Tools

Heat Gun $20 – More Info

Estimated Expense For Tools – $20

Time

Estimated Time To Complete – 1 to 2 Hours

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Episode 4 – Dent Repair

This video will demonstrate how to straighten the metal using a body hammer and stud welder gun..

Supplies

(1) 80 Grit Hookit DA Sandpaper – $1.00 – More Info

(1) 50 Grit Roloc Disc – $1.00 More Info

(1) 1  1/2 inch Masking Tape – $8.00 – More Info

Estimated Material Expense For One Complete Car – $10.00

Tools

Hammer and Dolly Set – $70.00 – More Info

Stud Welder Gun – $200.00 – More Info

Dual Action Sander DA – $200.00 – More Info

3 Inch Grinder – $70.00 – More Info

Estimated Expense For Tools $540.00

Time

Estimated Time To Complete – 1 Hour

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Episode 5 – Applying Body Filler

In this video, I discuss the difference between premium body filler and other body fillers.  I also take the nest steps on the Mustang project.

Supplies

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Time

Estimated Time To Complete – 1 Hour

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Episode 6 – Locating and Repairing Minor Lows

In this video, we demonstrate how to locate minor lows, repair minor dents, and block sand the existing coatings.

Supplies

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Episode 7 – Tools Used To Repair Small Dings and Hail Damage

In this video we are going to demonstrate a tool used to repair small dings and hail damage.  We are also going to show use some of the progress students are making on the Mustang project.

 

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Episode 8 – Prep Mustang For Primer and Paint

In this video we are going to demonstrate prep the Mustang to get it ready for primer and paint.

 

Supplies

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Episode 9 – Mask and Prime The Mustang

In this video we are going to demonstrate how to mask and prime the Mustang.

 

Supplies

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Comments

  1. Larry Downes says:

    I am looking forward to your new video series with the Eastwood products. I have used several of their products and have been very happy with out come. Eastwood ships extremely fast. I have learned everything I am doing from your videos and the truck is stating to look good again. Thanks Donnie

    • I am new to many of the Eastwood products too! I can tell you I am really impressed with their Eastwood brand body filler. I have not used their primers, paints, or clears yet, but I am excited to see how they work.

    • Sherman F Dickson says:

      You must be lucky, Not only were my last two orders wrong, both took forever to get. One order was supposed to contain 100 Six inch DA sanding pads. they sent one. I am not sure if I ever did receive the other 99. My latest order was missing the hardener for their 24 oz Eastwood Glazing Putty. It has been a week and still NO hardener. When the first instance happened, I was told that they had a problem worker in the shipping department..Sure seems like they still do. BTW if you choose their FREE GROUND SHIPPING, expect to wait a week minimum for your order.

      • Sherman F Dickson says:

        And then when your order shows up wrong, wait a minimum of another week for them to correct it.. The CEO may talk a good talk but he fails to walk that same walk

  2. Hi I always look forward to getting the email from you on different class of auto body work and custom painting and I wished that I’d lived closer so I could join the classes. But in my case I had better stick to things that I would be able to get around. I don’t know of too many custom auto shop that would want to have some one that’s in a wheelchair mainly myself. But I do get a lot of pointer from you. I would like to add that the students you have are really good I’m willing to go far as saying they are great.

  3. David Hamlin says:

    Hi Donnie. First I like your idea with the eastwood series you are filming. Being a small business owner myself, and having attended McPherson College, I do not have any experience in collision repair. All my knowledge lies in the automotive restoration side of the industry. Hence why I enjoy watching your videos. I’m looking forward to watching your steps and procedure your teaching the students, compared to what I have been taught. I would like to know how many man hour go into this project, the cost of the material, and how much a customer might spend on having a complete color change performed. I have pant 10 cars so far and most have been complete repaints. I know what I have done in the past in terms of man hours and cost, but what I am finding is that when a person comes to me wanting a car painted my quotes are three or four times more expensive than the other quotes they have been given. So I looking forward to seeing your videos. Thank you David Hamlin, owner “Glory Days Automotive Restoration”.

    • Hi David, I am familiar with the McPherson program…not too many programs like it! Most of my experience is collision repair, but I am working on a 66 Mustang for my son. I will keep track of everything and post the results for you.

  4. Good video series. Where are the remaining videos? Are you still working on the car?

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  1. […] Donnie Smith's (AKA "Butler Collision") YouTube channel has for a while now been a wealth of FREE knowledge for anyone interested in learning more about the collision or autobody hobby and trade. Recently Donnie and his students decided to tackle a color change on a 2003 Mustang and document the supplies, costs, and time needed to do the job. Along the way they're using DIY-geared Eastwood products to help make the job easier AND more cost effective. We're excited to see how the car turns out and maybe we'll even learn a thing or two ourselves along the way! Make sure you follow the project on their Collision Blast Blog. […]

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