Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

Pete and repeat

IMG_4878 IMG_4879 IMG_4880This Altima has been here before. In fact, we will be doing EXACTLY the same repair we did a year and two months ago. The last time this car was in a parking lot and got backed into, this time it was parked on the street at the owners home and was backed into. Just like last time we will be installing a new door and blending the pearl white paint onto the back door and front fender. We did get the old door off today but the new door hasnt come in yet. Hopefully we can work on it tomorrow.

Ruba dub dub

IMG_4881 IMG_4883 IMG_4884 IMG_4889 IMG_4887 IMG_4885 IMG_4882These are the fenders for the ’52 Ford.  We wet sanded and buffed them today. We started with 1000 grit sandpaper and a block.  The block and 1000 grit paper is used to  flatten out the clear coat and remove what little orange peel. Once we finished up with the 1000 by block, we went over it once more with 1000 by hand. We then switched to 2000. Lastly we went over the panel with 3000 grit on a dual action sander.  Once all that was completed we started buffing with a heavy cut compound and wool pad. This process removes all of the scratches from the sanding process but leaves the panel kinda dull. We then switched to a polishing compound. This brings the shine back up. We then go over it one last time to bring out the ultimate shine. Finally we hand polished it to the immaculate shine you see here. These steps were done to both rear fenders today.  Not to shabby for a days work.

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