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1966 Mustang Project
If you are looking for the perfect show car look on your restoration project, it may take some extra labor block sanding the parts. I don’t have any issues with aftermarket parts, but they take more work than OEM parts.
The good thing about aftermarket parts is the availability. Car manufacture no longer makes parts for many of the older cars, which leave the options for repairing, used parts or aftermarket parts. Used part is usually not the best option because many times they are in rough shape or rusted. So this leaves aftermarket parts the best option for many restoration projects.
Aftermarket parts are less expensive than OEM, but may take a little repair and extra blocking to make sure they are straight and ready for paint, which are the steps I am taking in this video.
Part 1 – Metal Straightening Using Hammer and Dolly
In the first video we had some damage to the hood. The damage probably happened during shipping. A little hammer and dolly work is all it took to have the parts straight and ready for the next step.
Part 2 – Locating Lows Before Priming
In this video we are going to block sand the hood to help identify any low areas. Once located, we applied a coat of glaze putty and blocked the putty with 180 grit. This video footage was lost, but I have other tutorial demonstrating how to apply and block sand body filler.
Next, we cleaned the hood with wax and grease remover and applied 1 coat of epoxy primer and 2 coats of primer surface. Now the hood is ready to block sand and paint.