• Final Classic Car Restoration Tips

    Final Classic Car Restoration Tips

    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…

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    Classic Car Detailing: Polishing

    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…

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  • Classic Car Detailing: Buffing

    Classic Car Detailing: Buffing

    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…

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  • 8:49

    How to Sand a Car: DA Sanding

    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…

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  • How to Sand a Car: Hand Sanding

    How to Sand a Car: Hand Sanding

    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.

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    Classic Car Polishing Preparation

    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!

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  • Classic Car Quarter Panel Final and Welding

    Classic Car Quarter Panel Final and Welding

    Craig Hopkins runs down a checklist on how a car quarter panel should fit on your classic car, including using plenty of clamps and securing it with a final welding and rock grinder to level it out for a perfect repair.

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    Welding the Wheel Panel on Your Project Car

    Craig Hopkins teaches you how to fit and weld the wheel panel on your project car in the wheelhouse. He uses a spot welder even though a plug weld works just as well for this type of job.

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  • Trial Fitting on the Classic Car Quarter Panel

    Trial Fitting on the Classic Car Quarter Panel

    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…

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