How To Repair Clearcoat – Kevin Tetz Shows the Best Way To Fix Paint – Pt 2 of 3 – Eastwood

How To Repair Clearcoat – Kevin Tetz Shows the Best Way To Fix Paint – Pt 2 of 3 – Eastwood


we’re ready look at the pattern that has here i’ll
do another one here but you can see that it’s tiny it’s tiny the atomization is
tiny but it’s a really nice product it’s very focused which is another good
reason for us to do this repair with this product so here we go I’m gonna sneak up on it there’s a coat the overspray is gone yes I’m the overspray is gone bag it’s live anything can happen this is my captain
kirk bluetooth device and it’s not because I’m expecting an important call
from my attorneys are my bookie it’s so you guys can ask us questions
and that’s another great feature of the live broadcast is that you guys can get
in touch with Eastwood ask me questions on the floor live so anyway like my captain kirk fell out
sorry about that anyway I can’t remember where I was at but I was going to say basically that
the overspray is minimal I’ve bagged the car it’s just good insurance guys it’s just
good insurance so while that dries were we are going to put another coat on
there but i wanted to show you this vendor right here now you can probably see the clear
difference between that is dull and hazy and that is really glossy essentially
we’re going to end up with this type of a repair on the side of the hood of
jaded now i hope you guys can see that because
in my monitor it looks very very distinct you can see the definite
separation line so let me kind of demonstrate what
happens on a repair like that here’s the reason you can’t blend clear
blending means creating the illusion that one spotted in pot apart clear is
part of the rest of the panel back in the lacquer days nitrocellulose and acrylic lacquers were
thermo plastic there’s two types of of paints there’s
thermoplastic and thermoset here’s the way to remember which is which thermoset means it’s locked set like
concrete locked in it gets locked in with a chemical
reaction it’s thermoset means it has a catalyst
and it’s chemically changed forever once it cross-links once that catalyst
takes over and makes it something else so it’s locked in it can never never be
refloated ever so that’s why you can’t blend clears back in the lacquer days
you could do this and this clear coat would actually eat into the panel here
and it would become the same layer it would actually bond into itself and
reflow itself that’s thermal plastic plastic meaning
in flux so the fact that you can’t blend clear
anymore well you can get around it and this is a
temporary fix here so what happens is ok here’s your medal once you’re blending your clear coats
out here’s a code the tapers off you come with your second
coat it tapers off even more and maybe you do a third coat and it tapers off
even more so what you have right here its weak and come back over the hood
here can what you end up with on that edge is
this as you’re clear tapers off its going to get weak and sooner or later
down the road you’re going to have this happen this is
why a body shop will always paint to the next available panel break because this
is not a procedure that the week that a body shop can offer a lifetime warranty
on the paint and every body shop that’s legitimate that will do insurance
repairs and claims has to offer a lifetime paint warranty and the rules of
the different paint companies doesn’t matter what they are is that you have to
create a situation you can’t create a potential failure so what would happen here in a crash
shop is that we would do our base coat repair and we wouldn’t spot it in here it’s kind of crazy we would blend until
the next panel break and that’s just that’s the best way to do it up but
sometimes in a pinch if you’re trying to save money if you know you’re going to
paint it next season you got some rocker scabs or something
like that as a matter of fact on jaded i did a repair like this i can’t show it
to you because the cars bag but it was one of those one of the fake side scoops
a fiberglass scoops I burned through this is the day that
the day before it was going to get loaded onto the truck for the SEMA Show I’m not having a panel that I’ve burned
through with a buffer idiot idiot who is my mistake so we did a spot job I back master it
and I did this very thing on the panel for jaded now it’s coming back through a
little bit and you can still polish it down but it eventually I’m gonna have to
repaint that scoop I didn’t have time at the time it that’s
the circumstance that you want to do this type of a row i’m going to call it
a blended clear but that’s the circumstance that you’re going to do
that but this is this week edge right here so in my blabbing we’re ready for a
second coat and we’ll test it yeah we’ll touch test it another great
thing about the 2k arrow spray is that it’s try to touch really really quickly
so we’ll hit with another coat all right here we go yeah and there goes my captain kirk again but
you’ll notice how i focused on the middle of that repair and I took
advantage of the outside edges here I kind of faded it out there may be a
little bit of a bulb there but it will polish out and the end result of that is
that you know i don’t know if you can see there may be some discoloration in
the right light but it’s not going to flake and it’s not going to grow any
further so that is going to be an effective repair so after about 24 hours of dry time let’s talk about how to fix that what
we’re going to do is work on this fender here let’s assume that this the hood side of
jaded is this fender and by the way ask some questions call in at the end of
this thing calling now it doesn’t matter talk to me if you’ve got questions about
this stuff let me know i’ll do my best to help and if you’re not watching if
you watching this later go to the eastwood online restoration form I check in there quite often and there’s
a lot of other great moderators and there’s people with all levels of
experience that can help you if you got questions like this questions about these procedures or
anything else with your restoration Eastwood’s the answer man pardon me that’s not because of the
clear coat the overspray is gone is because i’m working on some sign of
stuff here so what we’re doing here the way I
prepped this is I scuffed let’s just say my repair was there I
scuff the rest of this with 1000 grip to give it a nice tooth to to work on to to
bite into you still have to have a mechanical adhesion I’ve seen this before there’s two types
of adhesion is mechanical adhesion and there’s chemical adhesion chemical
adhesion happens between two wet coats mechanical adhesion happens when you
sand the surface and the coating that you’re putting on top of it has
something to bite into this is obviously mechanical adhesion because like we said
we can’t reflow this clear coat it’s impossible is changed forever
chemically it’s cross-linked it’s thermoset remember that term so we’ve got thousand grit sanding marks
underneath here and by the way i don’t know if you
noticed or not you know so I’m not trying too hard sell this stuff but look
at the beautiful do I realized the sickness of image look at the gloss that
is a really nice clear coat and you know i mean there’s there’s this
is not a cheesy repair there’s no there’s no compromise there whatsoever so what I’m going to do here is dressed
this repair and get it ready for buffing because what we’re going to do is buff
the difference and blend it with the buffer basically we’re going to create the
illusion that it’s a continuous coat of clear another thing we want to do here is
clean so he’s my organic cleaner again just to get that the dust off of it just
to make sure that I know that I’m not grinding anything stupid into the paint
and it feels pretty good listen listen to the difference that’s overspray ice anymore whatever so what I’m using is 2000 grit
sandpaper this is black ice paper you can also get
this from eastwood 2000 grid is ultra fine it’s typically used for cutting and
rubbing your final top coat to thousands very fine it’s very nice to buff with if
you don’t have water on hand like I don’t have water on hand you need a little bit of lubrication
with the paper so i’m gonna use my my organic cleaner and I’m not going to do
this time I’m going to focus on this up here because I think we can see this
better but I’m being very very careful and I’m just barely knocking some of the
debris off of that edge I don’t want to go crazy because I don’t
want to lift up this edge I don’t want to compromise that because as we do there’s a potential of it of it becoming visible and you know
we’re trying to create an illusion here for David Copperfield in the moment
right here folks so not know if you can see that or not
is hazed a little bit so now we’re ready to start buffing now
back in the day with the lacquer paint jobs that i was born at a time to where
I was working in collision shops when I saw the transition between lacquer
acrylic enamel synthetic enamel urethane enamel into full urethanes now into
waterborne so I’ve seen a lot of changes in the automotive of repair industry and
back in the day with the lacquers you could get some good compound and you can
hand rub that glossy not anymore it’s like trying to polish
the sidewalk this stuff is hard even though it’s only been shot yesterday
it’s a little softer but it’s still difficult to to bring that up to gloss so what I’m going to do now is there a
little bit of compound on there this is liquid ice I love this stuff it’s available again guess we’re below your screen we’re
going to use just a little bit about a dime-size a compound I’ve got a variable speed buffer here’s
a very important thing for you guys to notice watch this see the way that turns around it’s clockwise here’s why that’s
important what I’m doing is polishing this way i’m
using the top edge of the buffer of the buffing pad now in my instructional
videos the color sanding and buffing video I’m going to tell you to lay the
sucker almost flat on a circumstance like this you want to rub one direction so you can
utilize the top edge of your buffing wheel to buff into the repair are
actually sorry away from the repair because this side on the bottom is going that way it would
be bumping into the repair so very very important use your tools to help you facilitate
the solution so now just a camera guy can can see I
tell you what I’m going to do first will dress up he’s laughing if you can probably see
the campus shake it I there is never mind i’m not even going
there i’m not even going there all right look at our speed we’ve got 600 that’s a nice low speed
that that’s going to get you in trouble we don’t want that as low as the buffer
can go you’re going to get enough friction with the compound which is
actually liquid sand paper with a low speed low rpm and incidentally this pad
is step two of the liquid is three step pad there’s wool blue and then a white
foam this is intermediate since this clear
coat is somewhat fresh the the intermediate pad will work so now I’m but I’m buffing out away from
the repair and i’m just giving it a little love okay now what’s not there anymore my
compound okay stop when you see your compound is gone get
some more if you drive off you get way too much friction you get way too much
heat and you’re going to get in trouble big
time so watch your pad watch your compound once it’s once it’s gone reapply yeah i’m using just the top edge and
feathering the trigger so it’s really low and i’m moving around i know it’s
driving him nuts but I don’t want to stay on one spot to too long it’s looking good i’m looking at a
different angle than you guys and when you’re inspecting when you’re
bluffing always look at about a 45 degree angle i don’t know if you can see
that can all lean back you can see it’s coming around pretty
good but there’s still a little bit of haze there so my compound is not all gone but it’s
nearly gone so what I’m going to do is hit with
another I don’t know another dime sized said looks like there’s a pigeon in here
anyway yeah yeah

38 thoughts on “How To Repair Clearcoat – Kevin Tetz Shows the Best Way To Fix Paint – Pt 2 of 3 – Eastwood

  1. Are YOU an Eastwood Guy?  Check out this video from Eastwood to find out:  
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  2. My problem is that the clear coat has been hit by rocks and broken thru to the the paint. I have several spots on the hood that need to re-cleared.  So what's the best approach to repairing that type of issue on a 2004 BMW 325i with Helrot 438 base paint? Do I need to re-coat the entire hood? Or just address the spots? Are there waxes or polishes that will prevent further damage to the clear coat due to water getting under it? Thanks for the video too.

  3. Fantastic video. I just bought the Eastwood Concours spray gun. I noticed a half dollar flake missing on my wife's Nissan sentra the other day and was wondering how to fix it.

  4. How well does Eastwood paint hold up to UV? I live in AZ, 110 degree weather easy. We're at 95 in spring. Following all steps in paintucation, all Eastwood products from epoxy to clear. Base coat clear coat system. How well does it actually hold? Have any test been done? I've been itching for an economic paint system, but my climate is killer. I have a 69 Chevy C10 and I'm considering giving a shot. Or any kind of warranty offered?

    Any info or links would be appreciated @Eastwood Company

    Thanks in advance.

  5. Hello Kevin and Eastwood. If you are lamenting "illusion" you must be speaking about Doug Henning!! …It must be magical!

  6. Geez Kevin why don't u just use Motor Spray Paints you can gloss the colour off the gun then the clear coat no need to polish that's to much like hard work .BTW I think you been sniffing to much paint

  7. You spent a fortune to repair a nothing.Sand it a little and after a cleaning, spray it with clear coat.What you think, it is a Ferrari?

  8. Clear can be blended. Blend Dupont 222s or similar adhesion promoter past the scuff marks, don't clear past the adhesion promoter, lite buff and if done right will last as long as the original paint job.

  9. The younger people want: instant orgasm, instant richness,fame, instant love and instant results without getting elbow grease or having to fight to achieve a goal. We have a generation of stupidity where everything has to be instant.No one knows anymore how to repair stuff by improvising , McGyver way when it's needed. Doing paintjob orany other profession is training traing traing and know the theoretical stuff by heart. Fuck maybe Iam getting old but seeing young people staring at their smartphones like zombies I have to thorw up.

  10. im not trying to sell you anything this is all about helping you on a budget. Buy all of this that i am showing you to get these results. see? only $5 for this! wait forgot about the other $60 of materials you need to buy?

  11. You have great experience and talent, no doubt. However I am not interested in your "self-promotion". Give car enthusiasts factual info. That's great. But your "blah-buh-blah"… 🤔 Sorry, not interested. All you videos are this way.😑

  12. Hi, I got a rust on GMC Yukon front hood black color, I try to wet sand it with 1500 grit I got shocked that the rust is very deep and I end with color paint is gone to the base gray. What is the best solution to solve the problem by my own DIY in house? please advice steps and material to be needed.

  13. I think you've taught me more than the bodyshop i worked in. Thanks a lot. Almost done restoring my '94 service ram. Using cans (dupli color) but still coming out ok.

    Seems like my clear is too thin though.

    Awesome videos!

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