In the fourth installment of our five-part series on upgrading your classic car’s body work, Brent Ackley teaches you a few tips for properly sanding the surface of a door panel in preparation for the paint job. He uses 400 grit wet sandpaper on a sanding block, and demonstrates the tedious but necessary process of getting a uniform level before applying a basecoat.
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Craig Hopkins gives you some final classic car restoration tips to finish sanding, buffing, and polishing. You will learn how to run some tape along the edge of the quarter panel (and deck lid) to avoid cutting the paint. Also, all good paint jobs start with a good block. Craig recommends John Wheeler’s Adjustable FlexibleWatch Now >>
Since you will butt weld the new quarter panel to the roof and existing quarter panel, Craig Hopkins teaches you how to remove a quarter of an inch from the roof without cutting through the existing car quarter panel. Then, he’ll apply some weld through primer to the step you just created and rest theWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins prepares you to polish your classic car with 1000, 1500, and 3000 grit sandpaper without scratching the paint, and then shows you the sanding technique with paint sticks, blocks, and a water blade to get the perfect finish. Make sure all of your equipment is clean!Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins demonstrates how to sand a car fender using a small, tight orbit DA with a cushion pad. This allows for a nice flow rate that makes the sanding really smooth and gives the classic car a clean finish. Make sure to be just as careful Craig when sanding around the edges so youWatch Now >>