How to Custom Paint a Car : How to Color Sand a Car with a Machine


Hi I’m Doug. I work with twenty great guys
in St. Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods, and we’re going to do some work for you today
on Expert Village. So the first thing Tony did when he was color sanding the car is he
did it by hand. In order to get all of the chunks of dirt out of the paint, and you can
feel it with your hand. Now he’s using a very dangerous tool. If you’re good with this tool
you can color sand a car about four times faster than a guy can with just a hand block.
But if you screw up with this one, you can burn right through the paint. So Tony is good
at this stuff. The reason we’re using this tool is to remove any orange peel in the paint.
The modern paints are very thick, they spray more like peanut butter than like water. So
it leaves a little bit of an orange peel texture. Now he’s sanding all of that out. He’s removing
quite a bit of material with this tool.