Instructor Brian Ferre said quitting the moment we realized we were in over our heads was the best possible thing to do. There was no salvaging the paint job at the time we stopped, and any attempt to do so would just have been a waste of paint, which is far too expensive to throw away. The fix was to sand the clear off and start over, which we did with the help of some of the students in his class. Here, Brian is using “God’s sanding block”—aka his hand—demonstrating the proper technique of holding the paper between his finders and sanding with his palm. Don’t use your fingertips, or you could sand grooves into the leftover paint which will show up in the final paint job.