The panel is washed with soap water/water and scrubbed with a microfibre cloth in order to remove any deposits.
Removal/Masking of badges, clips, door handles and indicators so that primer/paint is not sprayed on accidentally.
It is done to allow the primer & paint to stick to the panel. This is usually followed by applying the filler (putty or PoP) so as to get the right line, level & smoothness for the the panel.
The first coat which is applied, the purpose of which is to allow for the paint to stick to the panel. It is usually mixed with a thinner according to the ratio specified by the OEM & paint manufacturer
First base coat: It is sprayed on the panel and the color is matched by the color code of the OEM.
Second base coat: This is applied after the first base coat in order to get a perfect color match with respect to the color code & fade of the colour.
Finally a layer of clear coat or lacquer is applied so as to give the shine to the panel & make it appear uniform like the other panels. This coat is also a sealant and protects the paint from damage like minor scratches etc.
Once the lacquering is done, the areas that were masked are now removed
Drying Treatment is done with high powered lights in order to speed up the process and ensure consistency
Finally a layer of polish is applied to the panel in order to have it looking as good as new. Sometimes polishing is also done after a period of a week