How to Repair Car Paint Damage : White 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. The first step Dan is doing on this after he has color sanded it with
wet to dry sand paper to 2000 grit. He is uses a white pad with 3m perfected 3 rubbing
compound and the compound produces both heat and aversive quality. It is a chemical and
a mechanical process when you are buffing. You need to buff hard enough and fast enough
to generate enough heat to set off the chemical reaction but not so hard and fast that you
burn the paint. You can get the paint warm enough to melt the paint. If you don’t use
enough of the right kind of compound, it can cause problems. You can get buffer marks in
your paint. A good buffer has several different speeds to it and you start out more slowly
so you don’t swing the compound around. You increase the speed and you buff until it is
dry. There is no need to leave any compound to the part that you are buffing. You just
keep buffing until the material is all gone. It is absorbed to the pad and it is turned
into a powder that falls off.