Monthly Archives: February 2011
I think I like the burgundy better than the gray
The flat gray primer serves it purpose, but when the color goes on … that is when the panel comes alive.
The first photo shows what the color layer looks like. Rather flat and dull. But add a few coats of clear and everything changes … now the panels have some shine. On our work-a-day finish this is where we stop, but the High Performance Finish takes it to the next level.
You can see in the last two photos the deep, rich color and über-sharp reflections that are the trademarks of the High Performance Finish.
Blocking, sometimes referred to as long blocking, is a process that ensures a laser straight, smooth surface.
Sand paper is wrapped around a long block, which is nothing more than a long piece of flexible plastic molded for comfort used to sand the car. The extended length of the block removes the high build primer from the high spots and leaves it in the low spots. This give the panel the dead straight lines it needs for those razor sharp reflections the High Performance Finish is known for.
These panels will get another coat of the high build primer and another round of blocking to make absolutely certain that there are no waves. After that, we are ready for paint.