ABT Eyelid Installation Part II

We gave the painted eyelids all night for the paint and clear coat to cure. So today consisted of wet sanding and polishing. Wet Sanding First was a good wet sanding using 2000 grit sand paper and lots of water. The key here is to take your time and keep the painted surface and sand paper wet. Too much friction can cause many issues. Sand evenly with slight pressure. All in all, I’d say that I spent at least 20 or 25 minutes wet sanding each eyelid. The process wasn’t hard, you just need to pay attention to what you’re doing! The end result was very pleasing. The eyelids had a nice, smooth surface, ready for polishing. After Wet Sanding After the wet sanding was complete, I began the process of polishing. I actually dreaded this part, thinking that it was going to take forever and that somehow, I’d screw it up. Fact is, it wasn’t hard at all. Time consuming yes, but not hard. I used a buffering disk that fit on my variable speed drill and Turtle Wax polishing compound. Again, patience is virtue. Take your time, use even pressure. Keep plenty of rubbing compound on your buffering disk. Polishing Compound Every once in a while, you can wipe down the eyelid to check out your progress and to find any spots that may need more attention. You’ll be amazed at just how easy this is. I really took my time and spent about an hour on each eyelid. All in all, I’m very satisfied with the finished product. I figured that I’ve got about 3 hours total into the project and about $45.00 worth of supplies. Finished Product Don’t know exactly how much a good body shop would’ve charged to paint these for me, but I’m sure it would’ve been more than $45.00 dollars. Unfortunately, mother nature is not playing nice today, so I won’t actually install them until tomorrow. Stay tuned!

 

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