Sunday, September 23, 2012
Paint - Cut and Buff - Bottom Half
I am ready to start wrenching on some nuts and bolts but I've got to finish this paint job first. The good thing is I should only need 1 more weekend. I hope so anyway.
Yesterday, Saturday, I jacked up the passenger side of the car then started wet sanding the door. I used 800 grit sandpaper followed by 1000 grit followed by 1500 grit.
When I started working on the front fender side louvers I found some runs in the paint. Fortunately, I know this is in the clear coat and that means it won't be a problem. I started with 800 grit sandpaper.
After a couple minutes I wiped the area dry to see how I was doing. Still there.
I continued sanding until all the runs were gone.
Once the runs were gone I wet sanded the areas with 1000 and 1500 grit sandpaper.
After that I buffing the side panels with 2 different types of wool pads followed by a foam pad.
I think the results are spectacular but I won't know for sure until the car goes to the car wash. It's filthy.
The passenger side of the car and this half of the rear took all day Saturday to complete.
Sunday, I turned the car around and did it all again. Cut and buff is done in this picture.
It looks good to me!
The only thing left is the rear valance and the lower half of the front assembly.
Next weekend I'll finish those pieces then it's off to the car wash for a hot bath. I'll pressure wash the exterior, under the hood and, because Dynamat will be applied soon, I'll power wash the interior too.
We're almost done with the paint. I promise!