Sign-up - 1989 K5 Blazer - Wetsand, Cut and Buff - Saturday February 4th
My good friend Jay just sent me pictures of his 1989 K5 Blazer which is getting a custom paint job and then some new upgrades.
Because he's my friend and like me a fan of Chevy Blazers, I've offered to give him a hand with the sanding, cutting and buffing of the new paint job. You can hire the best painter in the world to spray the paint but here's the facts and you can quote me on this...
It's the person that does the wetsanding, cutting and buffing that makes or breaks the paint job
Since his Blazer will have a brand new paint job at the time we film our first week's show I'm thinking we can share tips on how to use some
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- Protect the vinyl top
I know there's a lot
of Car Guys
in the car world that want to know how to do this step right because you really only have once chance.
Plus, here at Autogeek we carry everything a person needs to wetsand, cut and polish fresh paint to a show car finish, which is what Jay's always wanted for his Blazer.
- Rotary buffers
- Wool Cutting Pads
- Cutting Compounds
- Foam pads
- DA Polisher
- Air DA's for machine sanding
- Electric DA's for machine sanding
- Sanding Discs
- Hand sanding papers and backing pads
- Masking tape
- Cover-up Towels
Besides carrying everything you need for this kind of custom work, we also have the facilities to showcase this kind of project for others to duplicate in their garage. Here's the deal...
There's no way to show how to wetsand, cut and buff an entire truck in a 1/2 hour TV show for a couple of reasons,
1. A half hour TV show is only 20 minutes of actual content
2. The 20 minutes we do have will be divided into 5 minute segments
So realistically there's no way to show how to wetsand, cut and buff an entire truck in 5 minutes.
But... we can share some tips on how to do this and then have a how-to article with our entire step-by-step process on our forum where the audience can be directed to for the complete information needed as well as products to do this kind of project right the first time. Opportunity
This means that we're going to need to sand and buff this on a weekend where I'll have the time to document the procedures with pictures for the article. This will also be a opportunity for a few select people to learn help out.
The only other instance I've ever seen this offered via a detailing discussion forum was when we offered it at the Advanced Detailing 102 Class last summer.... Pictures & Comments from July 10th, 2011 Sunday Detailing 102 - Advanced Class
As I look over my calender, the only date that will work to do this project in-between everything else that' going on will be, Saturday February 4th
I know that are regular guys that help out with our Thursday Night's, "Autogeek's Car of the Week" projects
are local and want to learn how to sand and use rotary buffers so I'm pretty sure this project will attract more people than we need. This would include,
This Blazer is a great vehicle for learning to sand and buff because the panels are large and mostly flat. We'll be machine dampsanding as much of the paint as possible and only hand sanding areas we cannot safely machine sand. Rare
Opportunities like this are very rare so if you get an e-mail from me about this project and want to help out then reply ASAP