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.
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 the…Watch 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 the…Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins uses a 3M polishing compound with a black foam pad to polish a classic car. and give it a stunning glass-like finish. Learn how to use Craig’s technique of barely brushing down on the edges to make sure you don’t cut the paint. Use these helpful car detailing tips today and see how…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 you…Watch Now >>