It all hinges on this
Yesterday started off with a little sand blasting. Jordan blasted the hood hinges and the door hinges for the ’57 Chevy. Once they were done, Cole took his turn sanding them back down smooth. Once that was finished up, Paul cleaned them up and sprayed a coat of DP epoxy on them and followed that with the appropriate colors for the parts. The hood hinges were painted a soft silver color with a flat clear coat and the door hinges were painted the factory Tropical Turquoise then cleared with a high gloss clear. Today we started the wet sanding process. This part of the paint job separates the men from the boys. This is where the super smooth, mirror like finish comes from. Jordan started with 1000 grit sand paper and carefully sanded the clear coat to remove what little orange peel was there. He then went back over that with 2000 grit paper and followed that will 3000. This process will provide a super high gloss and an ultra flat surface. You will easily be able to shave using this paint as a mirror.
Posted on August 2, 2018, in 1957 Bel-Air and tagged 1957, 1957 Bel-Air, 3M, auto body repair, auto body shop, auto paint, autobody repair, automotive paint shop, body repair, body repair shop, body shop, body work, Buffing, Burlington NC, Chevrolet, Chevy, classic car restoration, Jmc Autoworx, Paint and body shop, ppg, PPG Paint, PPG Refinish, restoration work, Wet sanding. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.