07 March 2019
The Custom Restoration Guide includes standard operating procedures (SOPs) for custom and restoration projects, and was developed by PPG Refinish with you in mind. No matter what vehicle or vehicle substrate you are working on, this guide outlines PPG's recommended process for successfully surface prepping and painting your project.
Along with these SOPs, you should also refer to the helpful information contained in PPG's product data sheets that are available for each of the products you will be using.
We hope you find this guide an easy-to-follow, valuable asset for achieving your vision—a beautiful paint finish that will last for years. Download your copy of the Custom Restoration Guide below, and watch a video to learn more about the Custom Restoration Seminars that are held at our training centers across North America.
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We’ve created a class that helps painters achieve great results with custom restoration projects from prep-time to show-time. In the seminar you’ll learn about the latest products to use and the processes to apply them. You’ll learn about the various substrates you might encounter after sanding down to the metal—and the best ways to prepare them. And with the wide variety of products available to choose from, we can help guide you in selecting the best undercoats, getting that great-looking, authentic color, and choosing the right clears that’ll turn heads and protect your vehicle for years to come.
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