Are 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 students 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? NOTE: If you have any troubles viewing the videos below Click Here.
Eastwood Video Trailer
Episode 1 – Before You Paint Your Car
Episode 2 – Tear Down
Episode 3 – Decals and Stripes
Episode 4 – Dent Repair
Episode 5 – Applying Body Filler
Episode 6 – Locating and Repairing Minor Lows
Episode 7 – Tools Used To Repair Small Dings and Hail Damage
Episode 8 – Prep Mustang For Primer and Paint
Episode 9 – Mask and Prime The Mustang
Episode 10 – Masking and Painting Jambs – Part 1
Episode 11 – Masking and Painting Jambs – Part 2
Episode 12 – Installing and Adjusting Doors
Episode 13 – Quick Update – Painting Parts
Episode 14 – Masking Car For Paint
Episode 15 - Sealer and Base Coat
Episode 16 - Paint Stripes and Letters
Episode 17 - Spraying Clear Coat
Episode 18 - Assemble
Start To Finish in 3 Minutes
Eastwood Video TrailerThis 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.
Episode 1 – Before You Paint Your CarThis 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.
Episode 2 – Tear DownIn this video we are going to remove all moldings, emblems, and everything else that needs to be taken off before we start repairs.
Episode 3 – Decals and StripesThis video will demonstrate how to make a template of the decals on the car and how we removed the decals.
Episode 4 – Dent RepairThis video will demonstrate how to straighten the metal using a body hammer and stud welder gun..
Episode 5 – Applying Body FillerIn this video, I discuss the difference between premium body filler and other body fillers. I also take the nest steps on the Mustang project.
Episode 6 – Locating and Repairing Minor LowsIn this video, we demonstrate how to locate minor lows, repair minor dents, and block sand the existing coatings.
Episode 7 – Tools Used To Repair Small Dings and Hail DamageIn 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.
Episode 8 – Prep Mustang For Primer and PaintIn this video we are going to demonstrate prep the Mustang to get it ready for primer and paint.
Episode 9 – Mask and Prime The MustangIn this video we are going to demonstrate how to mask and prime the Mustang.
Episode 10 – Masking and Painting Jambs – Part 1In this video, we’re going to demonstrate how to paint the inside of the car jambs.
Episode 11 – Masking and Painting Jambs – Part 2This is part 2 of masking and painting jambs. In this video we are masking and painting the door jambs.
Episode 12 – Installing and Adjusting DoorsIn this video we are installing and adjusting the doors on the Mustang project.
Episode 13 – Quick Update – Painting PartsThis video is a quick update on our progress on the project. We are painting more parts. Next, we will get the Mustang in the booth to mask and get ready for paint.
Episode 14 – Masking Car For PaintIn this video we have the Mustang in the booth and are going to get it masked off and ready for paint.
Episode 15 - Sealer and Base CoatIn this video we are going to spray the Mustang with primer sealer and black base coat. We used Eastwood epoxy as a sealer. The epoxy mixes 1 part primer to 1 part catalyst. When spraying as a sealer as we did in this video, you can reduce up to 20% with urethane reducer to help the epoxy level and lay down better. We applied one coat of epoxy. The Eastwood base coat we used mixes 4 parts paint to 1 part activator. We applied two coats of base. Next, we’re going to paint some stripes, then we will be ready for clear coat.
Episode 16 - Paint Stripes and LettersLast video we sprayed the Eastwood Mustang project solid black. This video we are going to paint some red pinstripes and stripes on the car before clear coating. If you are planning on painting stripes remember to trace the decals like we did in the video before you take them off the car. Even if you are taping out your own stripes, this will give you a reference and make it much easier. We took the traced stencil we made to a graphics shop and they cut us some stencils to use. This is fairly inexpensive and by far the easiest way to paint decals. Without the cut out stencils, we would have had to tape and cut each stripe and letter. This can be done, but it is very time consuming. We used fine line pullout striping tape for the pinstripe. This is another method that makes it fairly easy to paint stripes. Lay the tape where you want the pinstripe, then pull out the strips where you want painted. There are eight different pull out strips in this tape, so you could have a number of combinations….two thin stripes, wide and thin stripes, 3 stripes, etc. Learn more about tape at http://amzn.to/29FMtKz Last video we sprayed the Eastwood Mustang project solid black. This video we are going to paint some red pinstripes and stripes on the car before clear coating.
Episode 17 - Spraying Clear CoatWe\'re ready to spray clear coat on car. We already sprayed primer sealer, base coat, pinstripes and stripes, now we are ready to spray this Mustang project with 3 coats of clear coat. In this video, we are going to take you through the steps we took on the project.
Episode 18 - AssembleThe Mustang is painted and out of the paint booth. Now for the assembly process. I have a few tips to share with you then you can see the finished project. The mustang is now black with red pinstripes and red stripes and Mustang lettering. It looks absolutely awesome.
Start To Finish in 3 MinutesWe\'re going to paint a car from start to finish in 3 minutes. It actually took us weeks, but I have sped the entire process to 3 minutes. The Mustang was green and we painted inside and out black. Looks like a simple process in this video, but the job took a lot of time and effort. As you will see in the video, it looks really good.
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