I created these videos in 2008, so they aren't as crisp as the modern camera.
I no longer do these repairs that I was doing as a self employed bloke for 13+ years - except for family and friends. I loved this "job", miss it sometimes but life moves on!!
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Secret 2 - spray thinners. WHAT??
Before I spray the primer, after sanding, masking, cleaning with wax and grease remover, I spray the panel and areas adjacent with thinners as it helps the new paint to bed in. Remember I am touching up, not spraying the entire bar (you do not see any edges with what I do)
Secret 3 - base and clear combined
Light coats only. This is designed to hide any edge of where the new paint has been applied. "If in doubt blend it out" - industry common term, My secret is the clear I used. UPOL Smartclear. Brilliant product that requires no thinners to be added, dries really quickly, is just as shiny as 2 Pack and is acrylic paint. You can hand sand and polish within 1 hour of final coats. Amazing time saver!!!
Tip: How to remove masking paper
Usually I removed masking tape after about 10 mins of drying time. By doing this one trick, running a razor blade along the edge 1st, you avoid any possibility of paint that is touching the panel and the masking tape - of tearing the new paint off the panel. If you wait a few hours you don't need to do this - but I'm showing you time saver tips here
Finished at the front
I didn't record the primer, base and clear coats for the front as I showed you what to do at the rear. Apologies for the poor video. Unfortunately the camera was affected by sunlight that just happened to be at the right angle to create this poor image. I didn't realise this until later reviewing and I'd already handed the car back
Finished at the rear
Look how shiny it is. Straight off the gun. About 1 hour after this video was created I was out there hand wet sanding with "1200" and "1500". Polishing with a silicone free polish thereafter. It is a shame these videos are low quality. But in my "members only" pages, you'll see later higher quality image ones and more detail, some as late as 2019 for family members.
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