What is Paint Prep?

Paint prep is short for paint preparation.  It is the process between the body repair and paint application.  Your car will have been completely repaired by the body technician and is ready for paint.  But before the first coat of sealer or primer, your car will need to be properly prepared.

Why do cars need paint prep?

Masking is a very important step in the paint process because it helps prevent unwanted paint from getting on the body of your car.

How is paint prep professionally done?

The Paint Prep Process

Paint prep might seem like a very simple step, but in reality it is very important and time consuming.   Quantity shops don’t do it, or don’t take their time during this step to cut corner and save on labor but in the long run you end up paying the price.  At our auto body shop, West Coast Body and Paint, we make sure we do it right and take our time, because it is important we leave your car looking its best.

Masking And Taping

Masking involves outlining the car along edges of the trim or other body parts like:

  • Windows
  • Emblems
  • Badges
  • Door locks
  • Handles
  • Doorjambs
  • Trim
  • Grille
  • Wheels
  • other exterior features

Where can you find a paint shop in Van Nuys?

At West Coast Body and Paint!  We area paint shop with decades of experience preparing and painting cars of all makes and models.  Come to our shop for a free paint estimate, give us a call 818.785.2639 or email us at wcbodyandpaint@gmail.com.  We are located in Van Nuys, and we serve the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles area.