Car Sanding

Professional Car Sanding

The quality of car sanding is what separates your auto between a new-looking vehicle from an average-looking paint job.  It is what separates the professional quality body shops from the average quantity shops in the bodywork world.

The Quantity Car Sanding Process

How are certain paint shops able to charge much less than others?  One way quantity paint shops do this cheaply is by cutting corners in the car sanding process.  They either skip some steps entirely or barely scratch the surface of your vehicle.

Our Quality Car Sanding Process

The sanding process prepares your car’s surface for refinishing.  Sanding takes time, experience, and attention to detail.  Just read all the steps we take for a typical restoration here.  We remove all and any minor surface imperfections from your vehicle and then wipe it down with a surface solvent.  When necessary, we remove emblems and other trim pieces.

Dry Sanding

Dry sanding is the most commonly known type of sanding.  This sanding process is all about finding the imperfections, correcting all the mistakes and small dings or scratches on your auto.  This process is continued on your entire car or damaged area until we can’t find one.

Wet Sanding

Wet sanding is the same as dry sanding but with water.  This will bring out a deeper shine and gloss to your car.

Block Sanding

Block sanding is when we use a flat object (block of wood) and sandpaper to obtain a flat surface.

Color Sanding

The final finish is sanded with wet or dry fine sandpaper to obtain an extremely smooth finish and a high gloss from paints, .  Color sanding helps remove imperfections.  Before a final coat is applied, on some finishes, the next-to-last coat is carefully color sanded.  And only the final coat is color sanded on other finishes, .   After all these car sanding stages are complete the final step is to professionally buff and polish your car.

“My experience here was well worth 5 stars.

I brought in my 2008 Cayenne Turbo for oxidation that I made worse by trying to compound out with a magic eraser. It looked like it needed to be repainted. After seeing the reviews on Google I decided to see what it would cost to repaint that part of the car. Since the truck isn’t worth much anymore I wasn’t too worried if it was expensive, because I just wouldn’t do it.

The boss looked at it and said he would see if he could sandpaper and buff it out. If he couldn’t, he wouldn’t charge me. After determining that he could, he quoted me $150. After getting it back it looked absolutely amazing. He then only charged me $130. As long as I’m living in the valley I will bring any vehicle that needs work here. I had a great experience.”

-Balthazar B., 2019

Thank you for taking the time to read this page.  

As of January 2022 we have some good news and some bad news…  

The BAD NEWS is we have moved out of our location and are in search of a new home for the West Coast Body and Paint shop.  

The GOOD NEWS is that we have a West Coast Body and Paint mobile paint repair service unit that will come to you!  The mobile paint unit provides auto services for minor body and paint repairs.

Our estimates are free.  Once we receive your images we will provide you with an initial estimate.   The estimate is a ballpark figure, and after we assess your vehicle’s damage in person, we will review the estimate with you.  If you agree with the final estimate, we will begin repairing your car.  Fill out the form below or contact us through WhatsApp to request a quote.


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Does your vehicle need professional car sanding work in Van Nuys or the Los Angeles area?

Come by our trusted paint shop, call us 818.785.2639, text 818.793.7728, or email us for more information on quality car sanding and to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.  We serve Van Nuys, the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.