Daily Archives: March 7, 2013
Monday we painted some parts on the Mustang. Today we wet sanded and buffed them out. We were also able to get the interior of the doors painted. The interior of the Mustang is semi-flat black. We started wet sanding the parts with a block and 1000 grit paper. The block is used to flatten out the clear. This gives you the super slick look. After the 1000 block, we hand sanded the panels with 1000 grit. Once that was done, we hand sanded with 2000 grit paper. This is to smooth out the 1000 grit scratches. After that, we wet sanded the panels with 3000 grit paper on a dual action sander. The purpose of all this is to make the buffing much easier. When these parts get buffed, they also go through 3 steps. The first step is the cutting step. We use a heavy cutting compound that removes all the sanding scratches but does leave buffing scratches in their place. These are taken care of by the next step. A mild polishing compound is used next to remove the cutting scratches. Finally the third step smooths away swirl marks left by the previous one. A hand polish finishes out the High Performance Finish. The last picture shows the results of all this time consuming hard work.