How to Repair Car Paint Damage : Black Pad Buffing a Car’s Paint Job


Hi, I’m Doug I work with 20 great guys in
St. Louis at Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods and we are going to do some work for you today
on Expert Village. Now Dan is finishing up the job. He is using the machine glaze. It
is a 3M product that we are use to using. He is using a black pad which is softer, it
cuts more slowly and it is the last step in doing the polishing on this job. We have gone
through the paint work, the clear, everything laid out nice. We color sanded up to 2000
grits, buffed with a white pad and a more aggressive compound. Now he is doing the final
glaze work. The final polish of it he keeps the buffer going nice to start with so he
does not cut too much. This would get you that final killer shine. This is as good as
you get with a machine. You have to hold the buffer in such a angle so you are distributing
the compound just right. You don’t’ want to use the edge of the buffer too much. You would
cut into the paint and damage it. If you hold it on the center too much, it would wander
around a little bit. You can see the angle that he is holding it at. Just put a good
flat pressure on there without taking any chance of cutting with the edge or having
the buffer spin out of control if you put the weight on the center. You see that he
does not spend too much time buffing those sharp corner. You can burn through the clear
really fast that way.