“How To Remove Paint Runs”-Automotive Paint And Body Tech Tips and Tricks

“How To Remove Paint Runs”-Automotive Paint And Body Tech Tips and Tricks


well what you’re about to witness is a situation that I guess you can say it’s a situation of the classic situation of your own self in your own ass now when I say that it’s one of them situations where you actually try to help somebody out but helping them out really didn’t help you out because all you did is yourself and when I say that I’m talking about possibly doing a favor for somebody or saving them some money or or doing more favors for them and saving them more money or possibly even put money in their pocket so they can have money to spend while you do a job for him and lose money now before we go and look at this situation I’m going to go ahead and explain the situation to you a guy wrecks his car he brings it to my shop he got an insurance check the insurance company paid to replace the panel he didn’t want to replace the panel he just wanted to fix the panel which I did and then I had to blend the paint into the other panel but the situation is is the panel that I fixed happened to be aluminum now the car we’re talking about is a Land Rover Land Rovers have been aluminum ever since I can remember we’re talking all the way back to the 60s their aluminum body cars they’re made in the UK and over here in America they’re actually a very expensive high-tech vehicle why I don’t know because if you ever get a one and drive it it drives like a wagon but you know you got these Land Rover guys that are just like all high-tech and and they’re all into them so he brings his car over here he had a five hundred dollar deductible and he also got money to fix it but they deducted the 500 out so I say dumb is deductible and I went ahead and negotiate a price to do a quick Rick’s job on it because he just wanted to fix the rear quarter-panel the corner which we’re going to be looking at he wanted to fix that so he can put another bumper on it other than the original bumper because that was like the second time that he ran into something were backed into something with this Land Rover and it up so he’s going to put one of these high-tech you know combat issue big giant metal bumpers on it so when he backs into something it’s going to that up instead of his car so I said yeah sure I’ll go ahead and fix that and I’ll go ahead and paint it for this price which was pennies on the dollar and then you’ll get your car I’ll get my money and we’ll be down the road I’ve been working on this thing for a week and a half it turned out to be a situation where yeah we should have replaced the panel and been down the road and had it done in about three and a half days instead of a week in a half let’s go look at this thing because we’re going to turn this into a DIY auto school video I have bitched and complained at the beginning I want to apologize for that but that’s the way it goes when you got a situation such as this oh that’s the situation you got you got a situation that says you know what I myself in the ass and there’s nothing I could do about it because that’s the situation you have they gotta buckle down they gotta get that belt loop you gotta tighten it up they got a squeeze your nut sack until your nut sack can’t be squeezed no more and they gotta finish the job whether you like it or you don’t it’s a situation that says hell yes but should it be helper letter will bench I don’t know because the situation just isn’t there all the time for you do what you want to do Sammy so hell it straight out Miley how y’all bareback we’re over here at asked of yard C’s DIY out of school by Fred P dating good mood because he tried to do a job for somebody he did a square deal and he feels like he got around he got the round meal for doing a square meal now let me explain it to you let me tell you how it’s going down because the square deal just started to tumble down the hill and Rach do you wrecked like a big freight train and and it’s not looking good you see that’s what happens when you get your buddies involved in the situation of trying to run a business and you say you know what my cigar isn’t late anymore hell no it’s not because I’m saying be silly beautiful hair I love my having such a beautiful colorful hair but this isn’t about my hat this is about a situation that says I helped my friend out and I myself he got any Church check I gave him the money and I made the job cheap cheaply did the job but I’m a professional guy and I’ve been profession I work and I’m not gonna screw the guy around because my legs on the top let’s get back with my friend Pete and see what the hell’s the folks Reagan I gotta go see the celeb it’s straight out of Miami teaching you always y’all need to know about new there I do when I write if I had still beautiful suburb it only shows it by heaven wherever you got sons of bitches ha ha ha Oh welcome to d.i.y automotive school with my friend Pete and mini the body shop girl it’s everything you need to know about cars and more so if you look at the vehicle this is the vehicle in question now you can basically see where I painted the car all right we had to do this corner here this is the corner that was wrecked right here it was all crushed in it was basically crushed in to the point where crushing it in we should have replaced it but my friend Pete went ahead strained it out looks really really nice came out really really beautiful and I’d busted my ass to make that look factory original so we went ahead and fixed that pulled it out just like I said and then I went ahead and painted it I went ahead and put my paint on the vehicle I blended the paint into the vehicle because the accident was down here but this is a charcoal gray see this is a charcoal gray and what I had to do is blend the paint into the existing paint and then of course we have this body line right here all right so I had to blend the paint into this panel here now what happened is everything was going fine dandy until I put my clear coat on when I put the clear coat on that’s when we have problems I went ahead and sprayed my first coat of clear and what happened is we got a reaction and we started getting tiger stripes okay now this was not caused by the paint all right the paint did not cause this but what happened since the temperature was a little bit cooler than normal yesterday once I sprayed the clear on to the panel it released the agents of the paint and it started to drag the paint down and that’s what caused our problem that you’re looking at right here all right you can see a light spot right here you can see a dark spot right here I’m trying to get it with the light there you go all right and then there’s a light spot right here okay and then we also got a spot right in there I don’t know if you can see that it’s kind of a round situation and that’s because if you look close you can see that there is runs in the paint right here all right we got we got runs in the paint there it is right there okay and what happened is it drugged the paint it drugged the pain where I blend it in because I blended it all the way over to here and it took the paint and it drug it down so it was darker and then when it stopped dragging it all right it would turn back to the light color and then of course we got one right here you can see it there it is right there there’s a big run right here and it goes all the way over to here so that’s what the situation is and that’s what happened No so we’re basically looking at two different situations here we’re looking at situation where the streets are in it the tiger stripes and we’re also looking at the runs that we have in it which caused our tiger stripes because the only place that tire stripes is where the paint was blended into now what actually caused this is I used the wrong partner in the clear coat and when I say that we’re talking about your clear coat that you use requires an activator / hardener and it comes in three different variances it comes in cold temperature medium temperature hot temperature well since it’s pretty much hot down here in Texas all the time the only hardener I had was the hot temperature which actually drives slow and when I applied that clear on there even though I put a medium wet coat on it which means that I went very quickly and fast it dried at a slow temperature speed and then what it caused is it caused runs in it which took the paint and make the paint sag with it does that make sense so that’s what happened here and now the problem is is we got to fix it now I got one coat of clear on it and I stopped immediately because when this happens here you don’t want to put no more clear on it you want to stop right there but the problem is is when this happens and you got to get your runs out okay when you get these drips or runs of sags we’ll call them these are sags these aren’t really runs because it was it’s a long sag all right the only way to get those out is you’ve got to sand them out now if I say it through the clear coat then I will have a situation I’ll have to go ahead and paint into this door because I will have to epoxy prime our quarter panel here because once you bust through the clear where you bust through the clear what’s going to happen it’s going to blister around those edges when you go to paint it because I’ll have to take some gray paint that we used on the car let’s smoke that in to get rid of all these tiger stripes that were caused by the sagging of the clear coat which pulled the paint with it and if I bust through the clear coat what’s going to happen again I’m going to tell you again I’m repeating myself now if I bust through the clear coat anywhere that I busted a clear coat it’s got a ripple peel and and have a city effect because what happens is the reactor of the situation comes from the reducer hitting the clear coat which does not require any reducer so when you take the reducer and it hits that clear the before you bust it through it’ll peel up and it’ll shrink it back so if we look in this area right in here I don’t know if you can see it on a camera but once I sand it you’ll be able to see it there’s a big long sag of clear that goes from here all the way down to here now the way that we’re going to fix that you’ve seen me holding this for the last several minutes this is a paint stick we’re going to take our paint stick and we’re going to take some 1500 1500 wet sandpaper I’m going to put my paint stick right here because I want it to be as long as the paper as the paint stick as long as the paper I’m going to go ahead and break that off all right just like that and then what I’ll do is I’ll roll my paper around the stick because now we are going to go ahead and use this as a sanding block and this is very important to get runs and sags out is to use a paint stick because of the hard surface that it is now if you want to make some custom job wood block that’s fine or if you got something else to use but the real deal is is it’s got to be a hard surface block you cannot use a soft block on that even if you have a hard rubber block that will not work because what will happen is the rubber will shun that run and it will sand the run but it’s also sanding around the edges of the run as well and when you do that what’s happening is you’re sanding these edges right here more than you’re sanding the run out and by the time you get the run out the edges of where your block was pushing on it you understand what I’m saying where it was pushing on it on the edges is going to burn through and if you notice we’re right on the edge of this body line here and we don’t want to burn through that paint so what I have here is I have a five gallon bucket just like you see and then inside that bucket we also have a nice clean sponge now I’m going to go ahead and take my sandpaper with my stick I’m going to dip it in the bucket all right because this is taped off ready for paint so we don’t want to use a lot of water on it and then what I’m going to do is I’m going to take my paint stick with my sandpaper and I’m just going to concentrate on the run itself I’m not going to sand around it I’m going to keep it right on the run and then we’re going to look at it and see now before I get this done I want to show you the run that we had here the set because it goes all the way around down to here now when you’re sanding it you’re going to be able to feel the run you’ll be able to feel it from the vibration of sanding it now you just want to send it to where it’s gone no more that’s it taking my squeegee I’m looking at it and I see that the SAG has gone down here but it still has a SAG under the clear coat and it goes all the way down over to this around this corner here so I’m going to go ahead and wet my sandpaper you notice I’m using mineral water here that’s another important step when doing this you don’t want to use a lot of water when you’re getting rid of these type of runs I’m using my finger okay if you notice I’m using my finger as a guide to feel that edge want to sand that edge with this sanding block because what will happen is I will burn through that paint and that’s what we’re trying to avoid now when you’re using your wooden block here your homemade wooden paint stick block I was telling you how you can feel the vibration of the block sanding the run down when you can’t feel that anymore that pretty much is telling you the run is gone I’m feeling right here I feel just a little bit I’m going to go ahead and hit that one more time in this area and we just want to be real careful not to burn through the paint because that is what’s going to happen if we sand too much we’re going to burn through that clear and then we’re going to be screwed so now I see that I’ve removed our run and it’s gone let’s go up here we’ll get this one out right here there’s a there’s a SAG right here that pulled our paint down let’s go ahead and remove that the same way sometimes you can’t see them but they’re there so what you want to do is feel the vibration of your stick you’ll be able to feel it you’ll know that you’re sanding it by the field stay away from your edges as you’re sanding it and be very cautious not to sand through the clear coat do not burn through the clear coat as you’re sanding use minimal water and take your time and now I don’t feel any more vibration in my sanding block so that’s telling me that it should be gone so the next thing you want to do after you get your sags out and you don’t have to get streaks in it this is just basically if you are painting your car and you get a SAG in it okay to remove the sags if you paint your first coat and you see that there’s a SAG in your kote stop immediately let it dry overnight come back and do what I’m doing I’m going to take my soft block now this is our rubber block and what I’m going to do is I’m going to lightly scuff this up and the reason I’m going to scuff it up is to blend our sand job into the rest of it because if we don’t do that what’s going to happen is it’s going to have a discoloration believe it or not in our paint job so I’m just going to go ahead and take our sanding block just like so with our leftover sandpaper and I’m just going to do a nice light scuff job just to scuff it down and clean up the clear coat I’m not using a lot of water I’m basically semi dry sanding it with my 1500 because I don’t want to use a lot of water on it and I’m just very barely slightly sanding it and now hold on do is I’ll take some nice clean white balls and I’m just going to wipe it down get all the water off just like you see me doing here white balls are the best thing to use for this these are automotive paint and body white balls these are not the white balls that you buy over at your local automotive parts supply store these white balls are designed for paint body so if you use a white ball get the white ball brand and make sure they look just like that right there I’m go ahead and remove any water that might have dripped on our paper we don’t want that to blow into it and then once we clean it up we let that dry for a few minutes we’ll be ready for repaint so if you get some sex in your clear coat and you notice them stop immediately do not keep spraying stop immediately wait overnight let it dry good use your paint stick you’re 1,500 you saw how quick those came out this is ready to repaint all right I’m wiping it all down now I’ll be painting this thing in about 15-20 minutes and it’ll be a done deal the other moral of this story is and the other lesson don’t cut people deals unless you really want to cut deals and be the nice guy that you are because when you cut deals this is what happens this is a good classic situation I’m going to help that guy out and I’m going to do a square deal for him and I’ll make a little bit of money and what happens is you end up losing grass and basically not making any money this is Pete my friend Pete your friend Pete showing you and telling you how to do stuff and hopefully you are learning by watching and listening to what’s going on here deals are deals wheels will spin and getting in the ass is basically your situation not the other guys because you are a control of what you do and what kind of deals you want to throw out there we’ll see you later thanks for watching DIY automotive school classes don’t stop don’t you know everything


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