Still working on the ’57 to wrap up the week. Today we were able to get the doors and deck lid sanded down for buffing. Jordan started on the deck lid then moved to the doors. Paul couldn’t resist the fun and quickly helped Jordan out. Once they had the truck ready, Paul started the buffing process while Jordan sanded the doors. Just like the sanding process, the buffing process consists of 3 steps. First step is a cutting compound. This process removes the sanding scratches but leaves its on scratches from the process. The next step is a polishing compound that removes the scratches left by the first, but it too leaves really fine swirl marks. The final step removes the really fine swirls and leaves the paint super smooth and scratch free. Its a long process but very worth it when only the best will do. We didnt quite get done with the buffing, but the last picture shows what the paint looks like after one round of step 2. Yes, sometimes you have to go over it a few times to get it right but its worth it in the end.
Posted on August 3, 2018, in 1957 Bel-Air and tagged 1957 Bel-Air, 1957 Chevy, 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, North Carolina, Paint, Paint and body shop, paint shop, ppg, PPG Paint, PPG Refinish, restoration work, Wet sanding. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.