More Sanding...

Oldsmobile, hood being color sanded.

As we said earlier, once the car is painted it need to be sanded again. This phase is called "color-sanding" and is done withvery fine grit sandpaper using a wet-sanding technique. The object here is to remove surface variations in the paint often referred to as "orange peel". Once the paint surface is perfectly smooth, several coats of clear-coat will be applied to give shine and "depth" to the finish.

Oldsmobile, more color sanding.

The paint used on the Oldsmobile was from House Of Kolor, and the clear-coat was PPG.

Oldsmobile, rear window masked.

Oldsmobile, buffing out paint.

After the clear-coat is applied, the paint is then buffed out. A special glaze is applied and the paint guys hit it with the power buffers.

Oldsmobile, buffed out.

Almost there...

Oldsmobile, hood off.

Oldsmobile, engine compartment. Oldsmobile, engine.

Fresh paint and chrome makes the motor look as good as it runs.


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