Color Sanding Paint & Buffing – How To DIY with Kevin Tetz on Kevin’s Korner from Eastwood


hey this is kevin’s korner and i’m kevin
Tetz host of the of the Paintucation instructional dvd series You know a successful paint body and
restoration project has nothing to do with magic it has everything to do with hard work and
work that you put in before during and after your project and that’s why
it’s nice to have a partner like the Eastwood Company that has all the tools
that you’re ever gonna need to do all of those things and what we’re gonna be talking about
today is what happens after the paint is dry more importantly, correcting some of the
defects that happened during the drying process all that stuff but falls into
the paint job in short, color sanding and buffing now this hood has been shot and cleared
quite a while ago it’s fully cured so it’s ready for buffing and there’s a
couple of pretty gnarly vestments like this one right here this is a typical dirt nib
that falls into the paint while it’s drying you can feel it when you run your finger over
it and quite frankly it looks really bad on this black paint job but you don’t
have to live with it and there’s easy ways to fix it however, there is a process that you need to go
through i’d just like doing your body work you want
to do your shaping first this is no different but basically we’re shaping it or playing
it or planing it from the top down and these guys are a really nice option to have in your tool arsenal these are run files or nib files they come in a couple of different
shapes and grits they’re fairly course this ones got a contoured bottom side and this is fine this is course they have different applications but
they’re all great tools to have in their own right the course file is perfect for planing
runs a fine tooth file is perfect for
something like the dirt nib we’re working on and one of the convex shapes on the bottom is
perfect for contoured shapes if you don’t want to take the corners now the course file moves a lot of
material very fast not necessarily what we need now with our tiny dirt nib the contoured guy, well we’re dealing
with a flat surface so we’re not going to use him either this is perfect for what we’re trying to do cool thing about it is there’s and arrow
here that’ll tell you which direction you need to plane and it goes against the grain of the teeth basically what you do center center up your dirt nib you can hear it you can hear it work and you can see what’s happening you can also
see the gnarly scratches on either side of the dirt nib but it’s leveling it, planing it off Right there I can’t even feel it but I can still see a bit of a ring around it i can’t even feel that so now we’re ready for the next step
which is a little bit of six hundred sandpaper and before I start sanding I’m going to clean this surface off with a bit of water it just gets any grit or any dust that’s fallen
into it while you’ve been working getting ground down into this pain got six hundred grit wet i’m not to use my fingertips i’m not can
use my fingers as an interface pat i’m using a soft lock wrapping my paper around that way i know that a flat surface recreating what i want to
be flat surface. Once I’m satisfied with the six
hundred grip and I know because i’m looking i know i don’t see any more divots I can move up to one thousand soft foot don’t create finger tips as a matter of
fact here’s what i’m talking about Not good. So we use our interface pad again. And I keep on going up in stages until i
reached twenty five hundred grit or three thousand grit and then I’m ready for
compound and the final buffing now this is just one small aspect of
surface repair on a finished paint job the painucation color sanding and buffing DVD goes into great detail on this and many more procedures so do yourself a favor, go to Eastwood.com pick up a set a nib files and some
other color sending and buffing supplies and get to work. You’ll be winning trophies at the car show in no time.