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swvalcon 03-28-2012 09:11 AM

73 buick
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Got the old rat just about done. Only bodywork is passenger 1/4 panel and re-prime and block drivers 1/4 panel and passenger door. The rest is sealed with a dupont epoxy as a sealer. Ia'm useing it for a few reasons[1] if I dont use it soon I will have to throw it.[2 if you lay it nice and smooth it looks like black paint so you can see what the car will look like in paint.Its dupont2.8hgd gloss epoxy made for the heavy truck industry.I'll let it dry for about a week then wet sand with 400 and dawn dish soap and water then either reseal with a 2-k sealer and paint or just paint.I've got a couple small spot I may block a little but its not bad and this thing will never be a show car.

swvalcon 03-28-2012 09:13 AM

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A few more pictures.

swvalcon 03-28-2012 01:50 PM

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Got the drivers 1/4,passenger door ,and truck lid blocked and epoxy sealed today. All thats left is rt 1/4 panel let it dry good scuff and paint.

deadbodyman 03-29-2012 06:50 PM

WOW...Looking good buddy... :thumbup: all that work wears me out just looking at it.....

swvalcon 03-30-2012 06:33 AM

Its been a lot more work than planned but not all that bad. Take the drivers 1/4 panel. I welded and rebuilt the bottom 4-5" of it and its mud from end to end, top to bottom. I've spent hours and hours block sanding show cars to get them straight. This thing I hit the mud with my mug hog finished off with the air file. Then put 3 coats of 2-k on it. Blocked with 180 on air file. 3 more coats of 2-k same thing plus a few passes with a paint sick rapped with 180. Sealed with the dupont epoxy and this stuff if put on wet looks like single stage black paint.Theres not one wave in that 1/4 panel.I don't know what I did wrong that just shouldn't happen.

swvalcon 03-30-2012 09:59 AM

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Got the header wet sanded with 400 ready to paint and finished the rt 1/4 panel bodywork. See if I can get lucky twice in a row and have this one as straight as the other side. If I do I'am feeling real good about my mega millions numbers for tonight.

swvalcon 04-01-2012 07:09 AM

Got the rt 1/4 panel done and in epoxy so now it's just let everything dry good and wet sand for paint. Should have the jambs done this week and maybe start to paint. The owner was over and looked at it yesterday and he's happy with the way it looks.I'll post some pictures when it's done.

swvalcon 04-11-2012 06:55 PM

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Got it almost ready for paint let it dry in the sun good today and hope to wet sand and mask for paint tomorrow. Should be in paint this weekend.

swvalcon 04-11-2012 06:59 PM

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For some reson it didn't load the picture so will try again.

swvalcon 04-24-2012 04:18 PM

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Got her ready to paint and in the booth.

deadbodyman 04-24-2012 05:02 PM

I'll bet your glad this one's done...What color you going with??

swvalcon 04-24-2012 05:24 PM

A dark green Pearl from a 2010 jag. Almost looks black with no sun light. I told the guy this wasn't to be a show car so if there's a wave or two he'll have to live with it if he want that dark of a color. It is a Sharp color though.

swvalcon 04-25-2012 01:04 PM

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In sealer ready for paint.

swvalcon 04-26-2012 08:46 AM

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Put down 3 coats of omni. base yesterday let it dry overnight. Wet sanded out any dust specks and dry spots that I didn't like. Sweept out the booth, wet the floor and tacked off whole car including masking paper with old tack rag. I save old still usable tack rags specially for this. Now I will give it a double wet coat of base with 25% hardener in it wait about 4 hrs and start to clear

swvalcon 04-28-2012 04:22 PM

Got the thing painted and cut and buffed a little of it. Should be done with it this next week. Picture of drivers fender buffed. three coats of spi clear, 2 of production clear and the third a 50-50 mix of production and universal.

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