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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Sanding is a critical step in adding an impressive paint job to your classic car, so you need the proper supplies in your shop. Cam Benty helps you chose what size blocks to use, how to build your own block and the functions of a powder can. A proper finish starts with the car sandingWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins introduces the car tools you will need to install front sheet metal to your classic car. Some of the equipment you will need includes a ratcheting strap, screw driver, wrench, ratchet, sockets, hammer and pick bar. New hinges will also help make the hood fall in the same place every time.Watch Now >>
Because classic muscle cars are usually older, their owners typically have to replace bolts more often than those of modern cars. Mark Oja teaches you two ways to do so, with one being more costly than the other. Once you determine that the bolts you removed are correct, Mark suggests buying a complete bolt replacementWatch Now >>
Buffing is the number one step done with a wool pad and the perfect fit system compound. Craig Hopkins provides helpful car detailing tips in this video. Also, he shows you how to clean your buffer and cut the panels by orienting the angle of the buffer, and then shows you where to put theWatch Now >>