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Old 08-14-2012, 08:16 PM
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55 buick bodywork waves.

Got in a 55 buick for a repaint this week. Was painted about 10 yrs ago. All top panels look good but side look like the ocean during a tidel wave.And its black. I've been doing this long enought that I can most times dig into a messed up job and tell what they did wrong but not this one.Car has been stripped and looks like a coat of epoxy and maybe a thin coat of 2-k primer put on it. Could be acirylic but dosen't sand like it. What ever it is its real thin. Paint and clear seems like about the right amount and still has a nice gloss to it. Side panels are just full of waves and I mean big one to the point of looking like dents. Not sure if they did this sanding off the old factory paint or if someone sand blasted it a did all this damage. These old things are thick and built like a tank. Has some mud in the sides and even that isn't straight. Looks like I will have to block sides with the air file with 36 grit and skim the whole side with mud top to bottom end to end. Block sand and maybe featherfill. You can see on the 1/4 panel where I hit it with the air file how bad it was. All that paint is low spots.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:21 PM
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could have been spreader marks and since it's thin primer maybe they didn't get it all the way out. In any case, it always feels good to break into the paint to analyze someone's work before we get it. I swear it makes us feel like we're super good techs or something. I guess maybe it's cause the good techs don't do work that gets re-done? I dunno. Anywho, Keep us updated. Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:57 AM
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It's not like I like to pick other guys work apart. You never know what the case was on the job. Like mybe the guy only had so much money to spend or did his own bodywork or what ever. You really dont know these things. A freind of mine bought a 67 chevelle off e-bay. Nice paint job but small flaws all over it. Small dents in the roof and just things that should not have been missed and on frist coat of paint work should have been stopped and they should have been fixed. But as I told him maybe the guy did his own bodywork and had soneone paint it and thats what he got paid to do so he shot it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:02 PM
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55 buick

I posted this some time ago and just got some shots of the car now that it's redone and the owner has got it all back together.
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It definitely looks much better now. Did you ever come to a conclusion as to what caused the waves to begin with? I have seen some rough work, but it looks like those were all in the metal for the most part. It almost looks like warping from heat (which could be from blasting I guess, but it would take someone inexperienced to do all that) any indications if it had been on fire previously ?

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It was all done by who ever sandblasted it and these things are built like a tank. They also hit all the glass in spots so we had to replace all the side glass. The windshield was cracked so that was no big deal and I managed to buff most of it out in the rear glass. At least enough to pass. The sides had mud in it but still looked like the ocean in a tidal wave.
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