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Old 05-23-2005, 03:35 PM
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Finally Got the Paint On!!! (PICS)

Here she is... 8 Months of work... Now I just have to clear the trim (black) and put it all back together somehow. The smudges and spots you see are from a dirty lens on my cam. Thanks for all those who helped with my questions.


















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maybe it's just me, but all I see is red x's
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maybe it's just me, but all I see is red x's
Same here...
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Try this again

Maybe now???
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Looks good!

Your rotors are proof its been setting for six months!
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Lol

Yep... 10 feet backwards out of the gararge.... Wash, inspect, cuss because more body work needs to be done... and 10 feet back in. Many, many times.

What I learned;

It's going to cost twice as much as you estimate

It's going to take AT LEAST twice as long to finish

All the prep work for a couple hours of spraying sucks... But after the paint is on, you forget all about the sucky part.

Clean, clean, clean

Don't waste money on a cheap paint gun

Don't rush the flash times

Buy more supplies than you think you will need

Read... a lot.
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:57 PM
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Looks really nice. Great job, something you can be proud of
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It's going to cost twice as much as you estimate

It's going to take AT LEAST twice as long to finish

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Best advice ever written on here!

This spring ran across a 40,000 mile 454 vette never driven in rain and a one owner.
Just a perfect car with the original factory lacquer.
I figured I would strip the paint and was not sure if I would pull engine to paint or touch up engine in car.

Well, pulled engine and the body, blasted frame and epoxied, well at that point stainless brake lines and gas lines and new rotors and new bushings would look good.
At this point you hate to put on the old power steering hoses next to the nice paint on the frame and a set of four hoses is only $10 more than the two frame hoses.

At this point it could have been a field junker and my costs would have been the same.

A painter can just never leave well enough alone!

My first estimate was I will have a $1000 into this car but now the thing weighing on my mind is can you have a perfect car with leather interior with 40,000 miles on it?? After all the whole interior kit is only $1500 for every piece.?????
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Twice as much as you thought and take twice as long. Ooooh I here words to that affect everytime I tell my wife I am going out to the garage to work on the car. Next time I am going to estimate what it will take and then double that before I suggest to anyone what it will cost and how much time it will take. I hope this dosen't back fire and end up costing twice as much as the inflated number.

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Looks GREAT !!!!!

Best advice I ever got was,

Starting a project is EASY,
Finding a stopping point is the HARD part.
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youve done nice job on it
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Looks great, gotta love the four eyed foxes, and the notchbacks
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Your paint job looks nice. I can see a few fans you installed in the door and plastic sheet you hung up. Would you describe what you did to ventilate the work area, what you did to control dust and if there is anything you would do differently? Did you have filters in front of those fans or are they blowing out? It looks like you have the floor covered with something too. Anyway, nice job!
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Thanks for taking a look guys. I appreciate the compliments.

As far as the question about the garage -

I used PVC for a "roller" and rolled 6 mil. sheeting up like a roll of paper towells. These were hung on 3 sides (sans-garage door) and rolled down when spraying. Worked pretty nice. Kind of tough to keep them from billowing though. If I did it again, I would lay a 2X4 or somthing at the bottom to hold it tight. I also covered the ceiling with 6 mil and installed 4-48" shop lights inaddition to the existing garage lighting.

The fans were installed in the door. Two double window fans from Wally World and they blow the air into the garage. They have filters on the exterior. What you dont see because that's where the camera angle was from, was the side door to the garage. It "had" a glass window in it. I didn't like the idea of someone breaking the window and getting into the garage to steal my tools, so I broke it out and built a frame for a box fan. This fan was facing out and pulled the air through. It worked pretty well with a nice cross draft and kept the air moving nicely with a lot of adjustment if needed.

The floor are actually just covered with lot's of residue from hours of blocking :-). I blew the garage out before spraying and hit it with a misting of water from my garden sprayer.

I was suprised by how clean the clear ended up. A light cut and buff and she should look dandy.
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Realy nice job..........the 2 tone scoop was an exalent idea
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