Tag Archives: buffing

  • How to Quickly Restore the Shine on Your Brass Headlights

    I recently purchased a pile of antique lights and after going through the pile I found a few I liked for my own projects I decided to play with restoring a couple to resell and pass on to other collectors. I had a couple key things I wanted to accomplish with this project. I wanted to bring the "bling" back to the lights, without taking away from their "age". Most of these antique lights had brass headlight buckets and trim rings with either cast iron, steel or brass bases.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to Prepare Parts for Electroplating

    For any automotive restoration or decorative project, the most important step in the process is preparation. Electroplating is a process that is no exception to this rule. It is very important to make sure you prepare the objects correctly and thoroughly before you begin electroplating them. In fact, the actual electroplating procedure is really the last step in the entire process. Below, we have put together a tutorial on how to properly prepare your metal parts for electroplating.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to Repair & Remove Scratches in Glass

    Owning a vehicle means experiencing scratches and dings on glass surfaces. Although excessively deep scratches in glass should not be handled with a DIY kit, as attempting this may cause optical distortion in the glass, most scratches can be removed and repaired using a surface scratch removal kit. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to repair glass scratches using  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • What is Buffing?

    Many people confuse polishing and buffing, and when you are working in the automotive industry, it is important to differentiate between the two terms. Polishing is a process that removes a moderate amount of metal from a metal piece using coarse to medium abrasives in stages. After polishing a piece of metal, the piece will have a “brushed” type of look, and you will not be able to see reflections in the metal. Polishing removes small scratches and minor surface imperfections. During an auto body restoration or repair project, polishing will come before buffing. If you run your fingernail over a scratch on a vehicle's surface and it gets caught on the scratch, the area should be polished before buffing. Polishing a piece of metal enough will ideally even out the surface nicely during repairs.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • How to Paint Your Car- The Basic Steps and Methods Uncovered

    Painting a car is one of the most misunderstood parts of our hobby. It can be a daunting process to sand off the paint on your car, but it’s one of those jobs that things must get worse to get better.   Click Here To Read Full Post...