How to Custom Paint a Car : How to Tape a Car Hood Before Painting

Hi I’m Doug. I work with twenty great guys
in St. Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods, and we’re going to do some work for you today
on Expert Village. Now Tony’s going to prepare to paint the top side of the deck lid on the
1963 Impala SS convertible. He’s already shot the underside of the deck lid and sanded the
topside. He masked it for the paint on the bottom side, but we always shoot the underside
and then sand the topside, so you get any residual over-spray off of the topside. He’s
masking it all really carefully because you don’t want the paint from the topside to blow
through anywhere and make a mess on the underside of it. These are the tail light holes he’s
masking here. Guess my photographer’s getting pretty artsy on us here. So he masks the backside
of it, keeps everything from blowing through. Since it’s already been painted there it’s
nice and clean and it holds the tape real well. We use the green masking tape, that’s
what our guys have found is best. The biege and the blue have other properties. Now he’s
going to hang a skirt to keep it from blowing underneath.


  1. tbirdpimp07 April 7, 2008 at 1:18 am

    lol why doesnt he turn it over to mask lol hes crawlin under it…someone get the poor guy some wider tape lol id enjoy workin thier nice relaxed atmoshere the shop i worked @ wanted me to rush everything which seemed silly to me rushing is the last thing u needa do

  2. DC4L April 16, 2008 at 4:11 am

    doug must charge by the hour …

  3. YoungxMon February 25, 2009 at 7:49 am

    I KNEW IT!!

  4. Illisil October 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    This is bullshit, these vids aren't in order, and thet're so cut short that they're fucking useless!!

  5. redditorsongs July 11, 2011 at 3:55 am

    I've never seen an expert village video that wasn't useless.

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