The key to getting paint to stick to bare metal is all in the metal prep and using the right primers. Self-etching primer contains a mild acid that actually etches the bare metal to create a superior bond between the primer and the metal. Once the area is coated in self-etching primer, more traditional primers can be used to build out the surface.
Craig Hopkins explains how to sand a car with a paint stick around the edges without making a flat spot. He uses the water blade to distinguish where to sand more and where not to over sand. You will get an up close look on how to properly sand every difficult area, crease, and edge.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 Flexible…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 >>
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 >>