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Old 07-06-2013, 06:51 PM
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If your going to paint your truck as well, a gallon will be about twice as much as a quart and for 2 vehicles 2 quarts may not be enough. As far as masking tape goes, I prefer 3M green...American also makes a good tape at a better price but it may be a bit more difficult to get.

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$23 for a quart of W&G remover is a RIP OFF. The stuff I first used was $24 a gallon, and the premo wax and grease remover I get through SPI is $27 a gallon.

I'm on my third gallon of WG remover just on my Mustang alone.
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im cutting ti really close , ive decided to strip the entire car, im using chemical paint stripper to strip the car , while working on the passenger side rear quarter panel i found more bondo and also decided i wasnt happy with just sanding down the paint that was already on the car , its almost like the entire passenger side of the car was resprayed at one time.

what i found as i sanded is that as i got down to the oem paint it was really dry and sort of liek cracking and it wouldnt sand well

i took pics but left the cable for my phone at work so ill post those up tommorow

im hoping i can finish in time as i have to have the car done and at my friends shop by late afternoon on friday and on thursday i have to make a 600 something mile roundtrip upto salt lake city to pick up my new aluminum radiator for the car
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It is time consuming no doubt but, removing the existing paint is a good idea....factory paint can be a PITA to get of (when it isn't falling off by itself..LOL) but when it's off and you can build the substrate that your new paint will be applied to, the "put your mind at ease" factor is all worth the effort. Download some pictures when you get time and best of luck on your deadline.

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im not going to make it this week i dont think, depends on how long it takes to sand after im done stripping off the paint, it took me about 45 mins to do what u see , so stripping it isnt taking long , but im sure sanding it down all nice is g oing to take a while
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got the roof and quarter knocked down to the original primer/bare steel , none of the white paint remains , first thing in the morning im going to cash my check and pick up a gallon of paint stripper and hopefully strip the rest of the car,

that will leave me wensday and thursday to do any final body filler and sanding that i need to do and hopefully ill have it all done in time for friday
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I feel your pain...at least mine was a t top...
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I feel your pain...at least mine was a t top...
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here ya go , somone plz tell me im not crazy for doing this myself lol


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Old 07-09-2013, 04:31 PM
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i wont get home from work till about 7:30 pm so that will leave me 2 - 2.5 hours of daylight to try to strip and sand the rest of that side.

then ill start on it about 6am tommorow and try to finish the other side and get the rest of the body filler straight and touch up anything else i need to do

thursday im making a 600 mile round trip to pick up a 3 core aluminum radiator i desperately need and installing that thursday night


friday is then the day i take it to my friends and we pull off the bumper covers/lights etc etc and mask everything , saturday should be the day we spray


im just hoping with what i have left to do i can make it without rushing and saying to myself ahh that will be ok even though its not perfect or something like that


while im at it , what is the final grit i should use to rough the surface before spraying the expoxy primer , right now im sanding with 80 , do i need to finish the surface off with 120 or 220 etc
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:25 AM
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its 11:20 am here and my friend just dropped off his da for me, im feeling pretty confident i can finish the car tonight to have it ready for friday

here is how the car sits right now



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i will admit i wasnt nervous about doing this up until this point looking at the car now im like crap i hope i dont screw nothing up
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Unless you have a powerful compressor with a lot of air capacity that DA isn't going to do you much good. My 3.7 hp 60 gallon compressor won't run my DA for two ****s.
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