Surface preparation is key to making any good paint job last, but it’s the color sanding and buffing that makes it shine. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process to properly color sand and buff a panel to a glass like finish. We’ll explore the types of sanding blocks to use, sandpaper grit selection, buffing pads and compounds. You’ll see first hand how “orange peel” and dust can be eliminated, to get that “show car” finish.
While assisting a master engine builder one day, Mark Simpson discovered he didn’t have the correct gasket for a part of the engine. The builder said no problem, and handed Mark a piece of gasket material and a hammer. Puzzled, Mark asked. “What the heck am I going to do with this?” After a littleWatch Now >>
Restoring classic cars often involves searching for parts that have not been produced in decades. Sometimes you get lucky and that part you need is reproduced or an online search reveals a new part that has been sitting on the shelves for years. But oftentimes, some parts are not available; this is especially true onWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins emphasizes the importance of supporting a classic car under its suspension pick up points to make sure it is stable before beginning your classic car restoration. He recommends only doing one panel at a time, and then teaches you how to align the door and replace a hinge.Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins goes to work on stripping the remaining metal components from the body of a 1967 Chevy Chevelle, including all of the removable and in some cases salvageable hardware. He walks you step by step through the cutting process, using a chisel and other handy tools to remove all of the extra pieces onWatch Now >>