When your car is in the auto paint booth and you are ready to spray it, there is much preparation that has happened to get to this point! Watch as Aaron Hopkins meticulously wipes the 1967 Chevy Chevelle to remove dust particles before he starts painting. Get a good look as Aaron paints the base coat and first full coat of clear while his dad, Craig, explains the process.
Craig Hopkins and Randy Bolig take you through a classic car quarter panel removal process. First, they outline with a black marker what they are going to cut out of a 1969 Dodge Dart. Then they use a torch and brush to get lead out of the car, which shows them exactly where to cut.Watch 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>