Car Painting

A career in car painting involves cleaning and preparing panels for paint applications. Car painters are required to mix and apply undercoats and clear coats as well as refinish plastic substrates. They perform the prepping and painting of objects on steel body panels. In addition, they remove surface paint defects on automotive parts. In these cases, they perform a colour tinting to a blend-able match. Car painters use a variety of equipment including sanders, blow guns, painting tools, spray guns, and polishers.


Typical Duties

Automotive painters perform some or all of the following duties:

  • File, grind and sand repaired body surfaces using hand and power tools

  • Mask and tape auto body surfaces in preparation for painting

  • Mix paint, blend and match colors

  • Apply primers and repaint surfaces using brush or spray guns

  • Determine necessary application of paint for a thorough coat

  • Check for runs or sags in the pain the ensure the quality of the product.

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