When stripping down old panels for restoration, it’s not uncommon to discover bondo hidden beneath that shiny coat of paint. Never trust old filler as the previous owner may have taken a few shortcuts in preparing the surface for paint. Sanding old filler can send a plume of dust throughout the shop, but using a heat gun instead can make short work of removing old filler without all the dust.
Craig Hopkins provides helpful tips for restoring a classic car in this video. He explains that it is imperative the doors on a classic car are lined up before installing the fenders because that’s what the fenders are going to fit. The control bolt will then set the height of fender to height of door…Watch 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 >>