Bodywork & Paint Videos

ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
http://www.arp-bolts.com - ARP manufactures the ultimate fasteners for the inside - and outside - of your ride!
3M Body Protection System and HGP Spray Gun Review Video V8TV
3M Body Protection System and HGP Spray Gun Review Video V8TV
3M recently released a new form of sprayable undercoating along with a new gun that allows you to change the texture of the sprayout. We tested both and report our findings. The result is a very durable coating that is easy to clean.
FBS Sprayers With Steve Deman at SEMA 2013-Video
FBS Sprayers With Steve Deman at SEMA 2013-Video
FBS is a great source for a variety of production and custom paint accessories, tapes, and sprayers. In this video, Steve Deman demonstrates a variety of FBS sprayers and articulates the various tips and styles.
2013 SEMA Show Video Coverage: Steve Deman & FBS Stripe Tapes
2013 SEMA Show Video Coverage: Steve Deman & FBS Stripe Tapes
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Steve Deman is an awesome designer/painter. The custom paint on the Impala he brought to the FBS Booth at the 2013 SEMA Show is impressive to say the least. In this video, Kelle talks with Steve about the FBS line of tapes and how they help him achieve incredible custom paint jobs!
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt.2 Video V8TV
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt.2 Video V8TV
A smooth and shiny restoration starts long before the paint is sprayed. Properly fitting body panels, crash damage and rust repair, and attention to detail in the bodywork all contribute to a precise fit and a shiny finish. In this two part video series, we transform a damaged and disassembled 1967 Camaro with some new body panels from Classic Industries, and go through the body work process with ...
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt. 1 Video V8TV
Tricks For A Perfect Paint Job: Transforming A 1967 Camaro Pt. 1 Video V8TV
A smooth and shiny restoration starts long before the paint is sprayed. Properly fitting body panels, crash damage and rust repair, and attention to detail in the bodywork all contribute to a precise fit and a shiny finish. In this two part video series, we transform a damaged and disassembled 1967 Camaro with some new body panels from Classic Industries, and go through the body work process with ...
How To Spray Color, Stripes, and Clear on the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S71 Video Part 2 V8TV
How To Spray Color, Stripes, and Clear on the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S71 Video Part 2 V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com - 314-783-8325 - In this 2-part video series, we're applying the final paint, stripes, and clear coat on the S71 Olds project. The car had been painted with all the panels disassembled and the jamb areas clear coated, but we like to re-assemble the car and give it several coats of color to be sure that the color and metallic pattern match from panel to panel. We'r...
How To Spray Color, Stripes, and Clear on the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S71 Video Part 1 V8TV
How To Spray Color, Stripes, and Clear on the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S71 Video Part 1 V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com - 314-783-8325 - In this 2-part video series, we're applying the final paint, stripes, and clear coat on the S71 Olds project. The car had been painted with all the panels disassembled and the jamb areas clear coated, but we like to re-assemble the car and give it several coats of color to be sure that the color and metallic pattern match from panel to panel. We're...
Body Filler:  Magic Bullet or Easy Way Out? Pt. 1 of 3 Video V8TV Quantum1
Body Filler: Magic Bullet or Easy Way Out? Pt. 1 of 3 Video V8TV Quantum1
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Body Filler can either be your best friend or worst enemy, but how is this mysterious substance both good and bad at the same time? And what is this stuff, anyway? In this 3-part V8TV mini-series, we take a look at what body filler is, how it should be used, and why it has such a good and bad reputation at the same time. We show the differences bet...
ARP Ultimate Whole Car Fastener Spot
ARP Ultimate Whole Car Fastener Spot
http://www.arp-bolts.com/
Body Filler: Magic Bullet or Easy Way Out? Pt. 3 of 3 Video V8TV Quantum1
Body Filler: Magic Bullet or Easy Way Out? Pt. 3 of 3 Video V8TV Quantum1
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Body Filler can either be your best friend or worst enemy, but how is this mysterious substance both good and bad at the same time? And what is this stuff, anyway? In this 3-part V8TV mini-series, we take a look at what body filler is, how it should be used, and why it has such a good and bad reputation at the same time. We show the differences betw...
Body Filler: Magic Bullet or Easy Way Out? Pt. 2 of 3 Video V8TV Quantum1
Body Filler: Magic Bullet or Easy Way Out? Pt. 2 of 3 Video V8TV Quantum1
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Body Filler can either be your best friend or worst enemy, but how is this mysterious substance both good and bad at the same time? And what is this stuff, anyway? In this 3-part V8TV mini-series, we take a look at what body filler is, how it should be used, and why it has such a good and bad reputation at the same time. We show the differences between traditional...
1955 Thunderbird
1955 Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" Frame Off Chassis & Underside Paint & Detail Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Once we got the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" running, we blew the whole car apart to paint all the modifications we made and to install some new trunk sheetmetal. In this video, we take you through the process.
Wetsanding And Buffing The 1968 Camaro
Wetsanding And Buffing The 1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Video V8TV
www.v8tvshow.com/resto - 314-783-8325 - After the BASF clear had hardened on our 1968 Camaro called "Reloaded" the surface looked really nice right out of the spray booth. But we were going for a mirror flat and shiny surface on this car, so the next steps were to wet sand and buff the car using the 3M Trizact system. The final result is a car that shines like wet paint, but is glass smooth. See...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Final Paint Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Now that the mechanicals in our '68 Camaro were functioning, it was time to put all the panels back on for the last time and spray paint and clear. Even though the car already had base coat, Nathan sprayed some more Glasurit 55 line "Silver Bullet" on the car, just to insure that it was completely covered. Then Nathan laid out the stripe filled up his 3M PP...
V8TV Tool Tech: The Dent Fix Maxi Dent Pulling Station Video
V8TV Tool Tech: The Dent Fix Maxi Dent Pulling Station Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The Maxi is a 220 volt single phase dent pulling station that has the ability to shrink, pull dents and creases. This is the ideal replacement for drilling holes in panels and using a slide hammer. A must have for body work.
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Glasurit 55 Line Base Coat Paint Spray Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Our '68 Camaro "Reloaded" was primed and sanded, and now body tech Nathan Newberry applied several layers of BASF epoxy sealer to the car followed by Glasurit 55 Line Polyester Base Coat in "Silver Bullet" silver. Here's the process he took to make sure the color went down properly.
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Body Filler, Spray Polyester, and Body Work Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Once all the sheet metal had been put back on and the gaps had been set, our Camaro was ready for body work. Nathan covered each panel in body filler, then sanded them down to reveal high spots. He also took some time to shape the fiberglass hood and wing. Once he was happy with the shape of the car, he covered the whole thing in BASF Glasurit Sprayable Bod...
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Sheet Metal Alignment and Panel Gaps Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Now that the Camaro was covered in BASF Epoxy Primer, It was time to make the car a roller and put the body panels back on. We start by installing the sub frame and making sure it is square. Once the car can roll, we started putting on doors, fenders, hood, etc. With a little persuasion, the gaps wer...
ARP Ultimate Driveline Fasteners
ARP Ultimate Driveline Fasteners
http://www.arp-bolts.com/
1968 Camaro
1968 Camaro "Reloaded" Sand Blasting Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - All the metal work on our 1968 Camaro project, "Reloaded", was finally done. The next step was to send the body tub to the sand blaster to find any hidden rust. Once we got the car back, we repaired any rust we couldn't find before and put the whole car in BASF Black Epoxy Primer with a new 3M AccuSpray spray gun. Next, gap adjustments and body work!
2011 SEMA Video Coverage - BASF Waterborne Finishes V8TV
2011 SEMA Video Coverage - BASF Waterborne Finishes V8TV
BASF has been a leader in the automotive refinish world for years, and this year, they showed Kelle some new advances in their Carizzma Colors line of waterborne paint materials.
Dent Fixing:  Body Hammers 101 Video V8TV
Dent Fixing: Body Hammers 101 Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - They call them Body Hammers for a reason... you're not supposed to use your regular claw hammer to straighten out body panels, and here are the reasons why. Body tech Nathan Newberry takes us through a variety of different body hammers and dolleys, including a new kit from Eastwood, and shows us how they are used. Look for some good tips to fix dents, ...
Paint Tech: Masking Door, Hood, & Trunk Jambs with 3M Specialty Tapes Video V8TV
Paint Tech: Masking Door, Hood, & Trunk Jambs with 3M Specialty Tapes Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We get lots of emails asking for tricks on how to mask jambs so that there are no tape lines, and in this video, painter Nathan Newberry shows us some tricks using some specialty masking products from 3M.
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Final Paint Spray Video #2 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The paint sprayout continues with our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're spraying DuPont Hot Hues Red Hot Meltdown color and intercoat clear in preparation for the painted stripe treatment next. We're spraying with the 3M PPS system to minimize cleanup time and solvents, and to help measure the mixture accurately. Eastwood Pour-It...

Body and paint tech articles.

Painting flames looks easy when its done by a pro, and we stopped in at The Custom Shop in Flanagan, IL, for a lesson in shooting fire on a 1964 Ford Galaxie Pro Street car.

 

 

This 1970 El Camino came to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop looking to be straghtened out and to be sprayed in Chevrolet Cranberry Red. When completed, the owner wished to re-assemble the car on his own.

The car was sporting lots of new sheetmetal, but the chassis was tweaked and in need of replacement. For this task, we contacted Desert Valley Auto Parts in Arizona, and they had a very clean frame in-stock to support our Elky project. Back in our shop, we media blasted the frame and shot it with black epoxy primer, followed by a BASF gloss black paint to make it last. These cars are prone to cracks in the frame, so it's important to check yours when you strip it.

1947 Lincoln Stripes

We had a cool 1947 Lincoln street rod roll into the shop recently in search of an A/C system leak fix, and we ended up adding some cream and red old-school pin stripes to break up the acres of maroon paint.    Our in-house painter J.J. handled the task with ease, putting his steady hand, squirrel-hair brush, and One Shot paints to add some style to this classic ride.      Contact us at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for striping on your ride!

 

1965 Impala Body Filler

The '65 Impala is about to get a layer of sprayable polyester, the next step in making a mirror-flat paint job. There is lots of acreage on this car!

 

1965 Impala Poly

This is the '65 Impala after the application of the Glasurit sprayable polyester product. Being a thick liquid when sprayed, it fills any sanding scratches and pinholes in the body filler or sheet metal below. Next, we'll block sand this car to give the poly a flat, crisp surface before a prime coat and paint!

Follow the progress of this car in the Photo Gallery!

We perform lots of metal repairs on Muscle Cars, and today, fabricator Adam Schulte gives us a tour of a '67 Camaro RS he is working on in the shop. Tasks included installing Detroit Speed Mini Tubs, Classic Industries quarter panels and roof skin, and other sheet metal repairs.   Contact the shop today to discuss your restoration project!

 

The Spitznagel Maxi is a 220 volt single phase dent pulling station that has the ability to shrink, pull dents and creases. This is the ideal replacement for drilling holes in panels and using a slide hammer. A must have for body work.

 

 

3M recently released a new form of sprayable undercoating along with a new gun that allows you to change the texture of the sprayout.   We tested both and report our findings.   The result is a very durable coating that is easy to clean.   Learn more at http://www.3MCollision.com.

1967 Camaro Body and Paint Restoration

A smooth and shiny restoration starts long before the paint is sprayed. Properly fitting body panels, crash damage and rust repair, and attention to detail in the bodywork all contribute to a precise fit and a shiny finish. In this two part video series, we transform a damaged and disassembled 1967 Camaro with some new body panels from Classic Industries, and go through the body work process with Evercoat Quantum1 body filler and Super Build 4:1 sprayable polyester primer / surfacer. The final stages include spraying the custom three tone paint job, polishing and buffing. This is a 2 part video series, part two after the break!

Check out the photos of this process here!

 

 

 

 

 

Body Filler can either be your best friend or worst enemy when restoring your Muscle Car, but how is this mysterious substance both good and bad at the same time? And what is this stuff, anyway? In this 3-part V8TV video series, we take a look at what body filler is, how it should be used, and why it has such a good and bad reputation at the same time. We show the differences between traditional body filler and new technology fillers like Evercoat Quantum1 and the proper mix ratios and techniques of each as we work on our 1967 Camaro.   Restoration and custom paint is different from regular auto body repair, and so are the techniques.   Weather you perform stock or custom auto bodywork, this series should help you out.  

Watch all 3 videos in this playlist!