Painting Your Entire Car

Is your car’s paint looking like it needs a facelift?

Do you want your car to look like new?

A complete car paint job is your answer.  West Coast Body and Paint will help bring to life your dull looking car’s paint.  We can match any color or if you are feeling a little artistic, you can work with us to design your own custom car paint color.

Our Complete Auto Paint Job Process

Step 1. Car Surface Preparation

The first step to a high quality paint finish is a clean surface.  We remove every speck of dirt, sanding scratch, pinhole, and other tiny blemish.  Your car’s surface is then prepared by thoroughly washing the surface with hot soapy water.  Finally the surface will receive a solvent cleaning with a special surface cleaner.

Why does the body of your car need to be free of any imperfection?

Because the body surfaces prior to paint application directly affects the outcome of a paint job.  In other words, once the paint is applied over it, the imperfections will be magnified.

Step 2. Body Repair

A quality paint job begins with great body repair.  This is done in two stages, first dismantling and second body preparation.


When we do a complete paint job, we remove all of the exterior body, which might include:

  • exterior trim
  • door handles
  • trim pieces
  • mirrors
  • emblems
  • badges
  • key locks
  • radio antennas
  • headlights
  • rear lights
  • reflectors
  • grille pieces
  • bumpers
  • license plates
  • mudguards
  • anything else attached to the car’s body

By removing everything, this allows the paint to cover all your car’s body evenly, ensuring a quality and professional complete paint job.

Body Preparation

Preparing the body of a car, is when the entire car is clear of any dents, dings, nicks, cracks or imperfections.  This is corrected by applying body filler, sanding the area until smooth, in a way that you are unable to see any scratches or know where the damage was originally in.

Step 3. Primer

Priming acts as a foundation, ensuring the smoothest and most durable base for the color application.  And even after this step a final sand is completed to avoid scratches on the color for step 4.

 Step 4. Primer Sealer

This step ensures a good high quality color hold on your car.

Step 5. Paint Application

The paint process is as important as the quality of the paint itself.  Since there exists an infinite number of colors, mixing the correct shade for your car is a precise science.  Once we have your color ready it is time to apply the base coat then on to the next step, clear coat.

Step 6. Clear Coat

Clear coats also known as the top coat, act as a tough, flawless, clear finish formulated with UV protection to shield your finish as well as resist chips and scratches.

Step 7. Polish

This is almost the last step.  In this step, your car will go through six stages of sandpaper, then through four different buffing stages, utilizing two different buffing machines to get your car looking better than new.

Step 8. Part Replacement and Reassembly

Once the paint is dry it is time to put it all together, like the trim, grille, bumpers, emblems, badges, and other auto parts (as mentioned above).

Step 9. Auto Detail

Last step of the process is clean, wash, (if needed polish and wax) the exterior of the car.

Our goal is to finish the job so that no one can tell.