Kevin Tetz's Paintucation
Metal Prep & Rust Repair!
Chemical Paint Stripping
In this screen capture, Kevin is demonstrating a chemical stripping method on a Nova fender using a body filler spreader. Click image to enlarge.
Mechanical Paint Stripping
After stripping the driver side fender with chemical paint stripper, he switches to a mechanical method for the passenger side. Here he uses a grinder with a Scotchbrite pad. Click image to enlarge.
Once the fenders are cleaned up, he demonstrates how to straighten dented metal with a hammer and dolly before attempting to level only minor imperfections with body filler. Click image to enlarge.
After stripping the panels, Kevin discovers a number of botched panel repairs and in this screen capture, he's using a die grinder with a cutoff wheel to trim out a section of the fender so that it can be replaced. Click image to enlarge.
Body Filler Application
Once he mixes a batch of body filler using his own custom recipe, he applies it to the patch repair he just made on the Nova fender. Click image to enlarge.
Demonstrating Gun Technique
Before he demonstrates how to apply zinc oxide self etching primer, he explains how to hold and use the gun to get the best results. Click image to enlarge.
Primer Surfacer Application
In this screen capture, Kevin is fully suited up for the application of primer surfacer. He's already laid down self etching primer and is preparing the panel for paint. Click image to enlarge.