Mar
26

DIY Tips For Spot Priming and Block Sanding

This is a do-it-yourself method for touching-up a small repair on a door.  For best results, plan on blending the paint and clear coating the entire panel, which is the way most body shop will do.  However, I’ve been asked to do a video on a quick touch-up video that will keep the material cost…
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Feb
13

Bondo: DIY Dent Repair Using Bondo

Photo taken at 3M

Bondo, which is now a 3M company has packaged bondo in DIY kits.  They introduced this when I attended their bootcamp at their 3M headquarters.  This kit allows the consumer to buy smaller quantities, which makes it ideal for the small do it yourself repair at home.   For more information about the dent repair…
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Nov
28

Auto Paint Shop Tips For Masking Moldings For An Awesome Car Paint Job

Masking Technique

  An awesome paint job on a Toyota Supra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) An auto paint shop may have different methods to mask molding to prevent bridging.  This is a problem due to the molding fitting tight against or even touches the painted surface.  The problem with this is that the clear coat may fill in…
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Nov
07

How To Spray Waterborne Primer Surfacer – PPG Nexa Autocolor Waterborne Technology

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We have been using the PPG waterborne base coat for a while, but they just came out with a new primer surfacer.  We tried it out and thought we’d let you know a little about it. 1K – 1 Reducer The primer surfacer is a 1K product, which means it is not a catalyzed product. …
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Nov
03

Can Body Filler Be Applied Over Paint?

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This video and post was intended to post on Tuesday, October 30 while I was away at SEMA.  The video did upload to YouTube as scheduled, but did not post on this  website.  There were some server issues with Collision Blast during this time, but we think we have it working correctly now.  Hopefully, the…
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Jul
31

Common Cause For Paint Mottling and How To Eliminate It

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Paint mottling is something that many painters have had happen to them. If you’ve done any auto painting, chances are that you have had paint mottling. Mottling is where for the metallic gathers together in areas or bunches together and gives it uneven or blotchy look. This is usually caused by spraying the base coat…
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Jul
17

Matte Black – How To Prep and Spray Matte Black Paint Video Series

Flat or Matte Black - 5 Videos

Dent Repair – Spray Guns – Matte Black – Estimating – Smoke Taillights – AirBrush Matte and flat colors have became quite popular.  I was surprised to see how many cars used these colors at SEMA 2011.  These colors can be sprayed on or the car can be wrapped with vinyl.  This video tutorial is going to demonstrate how to prep, mix, and spray a…
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Jul
15

What Grit of Sandpaper Should I Use For Auto Body and Paint Work?

Which grit of sandpaper to use is a question I get from my  YouTube channel frequently.  Whether the video is about removing paint, block sanding body filler, final sanding or buffing, this question is asked.  Therefore, I decided to make several video to help answer the questions. Each paint company and personal preference may vary…
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May
06

8 Steps To Drill Spot Welds and Remove A Quarter Panel

How To Replace a Quarter Panel on a 1966 Mustang

This post has moved to our Mustang Restoration Exclusive website.  Check it out! http://www.mymustangrestoration.com/8-steps-to-drill-spot-welds-and-remove-a-quarter-panel/

Apr
23

Replacing A Welded Quarter Panel on a 1966 Ford Mustang – Part 1 The First 5 Steps

This video and tutorial has been moved to http://www.mymustangrestoration.com/the-first-5-steps-for-removing-a-quarter-panel-on-our-66-mustang-restoration-project/

Mar
29

New PPG Fast Dry Clear Coat: DC 2000 Ultra Velocity Clear

We tried the new PPG DC 2000 Ultra Velocity clear coat to see how it works.  Brandon, a BCC collision repair student, was at the last minute trying to get his Blazer completed before we took our Christmas break.  Lucky for us, out paint suppliers had dropped off a quart of a new fast dry…
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Mar
17

5 Methods For Repairing Hail Damage…Are You Prepared For Hail Season?

collision blast

In this tutorial you will learn how to repair minor hail damage. The method taught in this lesson is how to repair hail damage when not using pdr or grinding paint to bare metal.