Color sand and buff pics. - DFWstangs Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 06-06-2007, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 465
Color sand and buff pics.

I finally got around to color sanding and buffing the coupe. The paint was fairly new but needed to be buffed because of paint nibs, small runs and scratches that were visible. It was a medium grade repaint but I knew that it would come out good. I bought a new da sander with a complete set up for color sanding. Keep in mind I have done this a lot over the years but always by hand which sucks! The third picture is where I went over the hood a little to give you a idea of what it looked like before. All the spots you see are imperfections in the paint. The first picture is after the panel was sanded and all the texture was removed. The second picture is the panel after it was buffed. I started with 1500 grit sandpaper but it wasn't cutting fast enough so I went with 800 and then followed with 1500. I'm sure I could have done it all with the 1500 had I been willing to put in the time, but since I was doing the car top to bottom I wanted to get through it as soon as possible. I spent about 20 hours start to finish which was a total beat down. I used 3M Perfect-It 3000 compound and glaze and then Meguires Tech Wax. The orange peel came out completely and the paint is a 9.9 out of 10. I'll add a all over shot later when I get the car back together completely. I removed all the window mouldings and repainted all the black trim but I still have to reinstall it and put the new wheels on it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sandedhood.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	80.8 KB
ID:	76797   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sandedhoodreadytobuff.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	79.1 KB
ID:	76798   Click image for larger version

Name:	Buffedhood.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	77.4 KB
ID:	76799  

Last edited by rickl; 06-06-2007 at 09:42 PM.
rickl is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome