How to Grind Metal Clean During Car Restoration

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Learn how to grind metal clean when doing body work and restoring a car in this free DIY car-restoration video from our expert mechanic and body shop owner.

Part of the Video Series: Classic Car Restoration: Body Work
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Now Alex has it a grinder and he is going to clean up the piece that he has made. You need to clean the original finish off of the metal. The chemicals and the grease that can be on the original metal finish and you would also be cleaning up the edges from the jagged edge made by the plasma cutter. The shrinker leaves little pucker marks in the steel and he is going to be grinding out those as well. Now he is working on the outside edge of it as well trying to get the contour of it the way that the metal bends around the corner. He is trying to get that to match the original appearance of the car.

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