Being a classic car owner can come with so many advantages! However, being a classic car owner comes with great responsibility. To keep your car in tip top shape, keeping it in pristine condition is ideal. As a classic car owner, you may consider painting your car a new color or perhaps just give it a fresh coat of paint. Whatever it may be, here are some tips for painting your classic car


To begin, it is important to start at the surface. While ambitious as you may be, it is not a good idea to just start painting your car. This type of paint job will not last nor will it withstand the conditions of the road. Before you start painting, your car should have a solid base to build off of. Begin by removing any dirt or grime that may cause the coat of paint to not be smooth. Give your classic car a wash and dry. Wipe your car down with grease remover and continue to add coats of primer to the car. This gets the car fully prepared to add the paint

Painting Process

Before you begin painting your car, you will want to ensure any areas that you don’t want painted on are covered. You should visualize how you want the car to look after it is done. Another item to consider is what type of paint you will use. At First Auto Color, we sell a variety of different paint options as well as colors. From custom colors, to aerosol paint, to acrylic, we have options for you. Once you have a visual and know what kind of paint you want to use, it is time to begin. Once you have added the base coat, allow it to dry before adding detailing. If you would like to add a design or stripes to your classic car, now is the time. Once those final details have been added and painted, allow that coat to dry and add a final coat. To ensure best results, allow the car to sit for 2-3 days before sanding and buffing. Your car is now ready to hit the town!

While the process is fairly straightforward, it is important to pay attention to detail. Classic cars are a rarity and should be treated as so. The good news is that your friends at First Auto Color are here to help you with all your automotive color needs. We have a variety of quality products at a reasonable price. Stop in today to pick up a fresh, new paint color for your car today!