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 Spray Paint a Car at Home Yourself (Aerosol)
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