Hand painting a car is a lot like hand painting a new kitchen, its all in the preparation. One must sand the surface of the car till it is smooth and dulled and ready for a primer coat. The entire car body must then be cleaned with white spirits to ensure there is no dust. After that its all in the application. The proper paint brushes, mix of paint and conditioners ensures that the paint will “rest” properly. One uses the natural paneling of the car to determine how much of the car you paint at any one time, illustrated here in the photo. It is obvious that one would only hand paint particular vintage cars. It actually finishes very well with a certain visual warmth you can only get with expertly applied paint using a paint brush.