How to Polish Headlights
Polishing headlights is a fairly simple task that is similar to polishing clearcoat. The products used in this video are from 3M however any compatible system will work as well. Find us @ http://www.refinishnetwork.com on Facebook http://goo.gl/RaFEjr Twitter https://twitter.com/refinishnetwork YT Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/jimmo4life Other Great Video's to Check Out: How to Choose Primer - http://goo.gl/JW7oUN Blending Silver Paint - http://goo.gl/fqMoe5 Refinish Network Auto Body Repair Video's have been created for both professional automotive painters seeking information and enthusiasts looking for how to paint a car yourself, carry out minor repairs and general interest in automotive repair and vehicle painting.
How to Remove a Scratch from a Car
This is a how to on repairing a scratch on your car. These scratches were left on the hood http://www.refinishnetwork.com a Mazda 6 we repaired the rear from collision damage. These scratches were caused by the tow truck drivers magnetic lights. We've repaired the scratch for the customer at no cost. The scratches are first sanded out with some 1500 grit sandpaper. Once the scratch is level with the rest of the clear it gets polished. We start polishing with a coarser compound and a wool pad and gradually switch to a finer and finer polish with a finer pad, giving our polish job a swirl-free high gloss shine.
How to Fix a Scratch and Paint with Base / Clear
http://www.refinishnetwork.com/car-painting-how-to Visit http://www.refinishnetwork.com for more videos, repair article, auto body repair courses and auto body repair information. Join other auto body technicians and discuss car painting techniques with auto body professionals and enthusiasts. This shows a minor scrape on a Mazda Miata. The scratch was feathered out, primed and painted using BASF paint. There are many ways to get the job done, this is what was done here: 1. The scratch was feathered out using 280 grit paper until each color was seperated around 1/2". 2. Next it was backsanded to allow space for the primer to adhere. 3. It was primed with 2 coats of Glasurit 285-10/20 direct to metal urethane primer and allowed to dry. It was primed with a devilbiss finishline HVLP gun with a 1.6 tip. 4. Next it was blocksanded using 320 paper, then final sanded with some 400-500 grit paper. Using a block is optional there but recommended. 5. After taping it up it was painted using RM Diamont basecoat in 3 coats. Each coat was allowed to flash about 5 minutes before the next one. Then 15 minutes before clearing. An Iwata LPH400 was used to apply the basecoat at about 20 psi. 6. The clear coat used here was BASF DC5335 Glamour clear. It was applied in 2 coats with about 10 minutes between coats. It was applied using an Iwata W400 with about 26 PSI at the gauge. A few dirt nibs were colorsanded and polished afterwards.
How to Paint Rims - Stripe Color Change
Follow my Blog @ http://www.autobodyreviews.com , How to articles, reviews and more! See them on the car - Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbeMFueiq7s Also Visit us @ http://www.refinishnetwork.com Refinish Network consists of various professional and enthusiast painters whom work collectively to help eachother out using the websites discussion forum. You will also find various helpful 'how to' articles from painting to body repairs. These rims where dropped off with red stripes originally and the entire wheels were sanded and painted. This how to paint your rims video doesn't properly illustrate the prep work that was done prior to painting. The wheels where completely scuffed, cleaned and the black was masked off before painting the rims. The clear coat applied at the end provides the shine and durability of the wheels. This customer had brought me a set of rims from his Mazda 6 that had a red strip originally but he wanted it painted yellow to match the rest of his car. After about 10hrs of work the rims had been painted successfully. I think the rims look pretty sweet, they kinda remind me of the bumblebee man transformer. This is how to paint rims with or with the stripe, base and clear like any other job works great. The rims were first scuffed with a sanding paste and scotch pad to prep them for the paint to adhere. Next the line was taped up and the color was applied to the rims. The first coat was a white ground coat to help my yellow cover better since it is transparent. I used a Devilbiss Dagr airbrush to apply the basecoat and a Devilbiss gti was used for clearcoat. After basecoat the tape was removed and I removed any overspray off the rims and remasked them. The tire was masked off of the rim and the valve stem was taped up also. Two coats of BASF clearcoat was applied and allowed to dry. The basecoat used here was RM ONYX HD Waterborne paint.