Kevin Tetz's Paintucation
Color Sanding & Buffing!
Protecting the Edges
Before starting on the actual paint finishing, Kevin demonstrates proper preparations for finishing paint, including panel edge protection, which he explains is important because of a number of factors. Screen Capture: Kevin Tetz, 1999. Click image to enlarge.
Ultra Fine Sanding
Once the prep work is done, he starts to color sand the finish with ultra fine paper. In this screen capture, he's using 1000 grit wet paper and does a great job illustrating how to and explaining why it's necessary to perform each procedure to get a quality finish. Screen Capture: Kevin Tetz, 1999. Click image to enlarge.
After finishing the color sanding, he moves on to demonstrate machine buffing. Here Kevin is finishing off the rough panel he started sanding in the previous screen capture. Screen Capture: Kevin Tetz, 1999. Click image to enlarge.
Buffing Old Paint
In this screen capture he's demonstrating how to bring an older, oxidized, single stage paint to a like-new shine. While demonstrating the technique, he makes some important points that will help you save your old finish rather than just making a stab at saving it and possibly ruining it in the process. Screen Capture: Kevin Tetz, 1999. Click image to enlarge.
What Not to Do
Here Kevin pointedly illustrates what not to do when working on the finish of your car's paint. Although comically over the top, he makes a number of valuable points for the novice finisher. Screen Capture: Kevin Tetz, 1999. Click image to enlarge.