Body Work

Where to Start: Part 8, The Lines

Where to Start: Part 8, The Lines

Where to Start, Part 8The focus of the previous steps led up to getting the side of the car straight. ♦️Next is getting the body lines straight. ♦️...

Where to Start: Part 9, Gaps

Where to Start: Part 9, Gaps

Where to Start, Part 9(ish) At this point, the body work is completely straight on the car, and all the body lines are finished and straight. ♦️The...

Where to Start, Part 7: where to fill

Where to Start, Part 7: where to fill

Where to Start, Part 7. This is the start to finish series of body work and paint. The previous steps touched on spreading filler and picking a blo...

Where to Start, Part 6, Choosing a Block

Where to Start, Part 6, Choosing a Block

The last step was spreading filler. Now, it’s important to choose the correct sanding block. True Blox are a different kind of block.  Almost all o...

Where to Start, Part 4, Spreading Filler

Where to Start, Part 4, Spreading Filler

How body filler is spread really matters. It can effect pin holes and air pockets in the filler (which might show up through the paint), and doing ...

Where to Start, Part 4, Body Work

Where to Start, Part 4, Body Work

Where to start, Part 4, the body work. I’m going to do my best to explain. The car is assembled, seals in, etc, the gaps are set, the metal is prep...

Where to Start, Part 3, Flush Panels

Where to Start, Part 3, Flush Panels

Where to start, part 3, just before body filler. Since you’ll be body work the body all together, means you’ll be block sanding across panels. ♦️...

Where to Start, Part 2c

Where to Start, Part 2c

After the epoxy is fully dry, this is how it needs to be prepped for body filler or primer to go on top of it. ♦️The first step is to use a scotch ...

Where to Start, Part 2b

Where to Start, Part 2b

Where to start, part 2. Epoxy dry time. It cannot be stressed enough how important this step is.  Epoxy is a very slow drying product.  It requires...

Where to Start, Part 2a

Where to Start, Part 2a

Where to start, part 2. This entails how to prep the metal for epoxy prior to body filler. Thoroughly cleaning the metal is unbelievably important....

Where to Start: Part 2

Where to Start: Part 2

Part 2 is proper metal prep under body filler without using epoxy. ♦️In a lot of cases, it is ok to do body work directly over well prepped bare me...

Where to Start: Part 1B

Where to Start: Part 1B

The next step, get the gaps right! Here’s the basic idea:♦️The objective is to make sure the panels are flush, and that the panel edges are flush a...