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Old 12-01-2012, 08:27 AM
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Looks awesome Andy, great job and the color looks great too. Keep up the fabulous work.

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Thanks Ray!! I'm super happy with my new gun and also the Summit paint. The metallics laid out really nice and great coverage. Color match is so close to factory that I'm shocked...its just a stock Summit color On Fire Metallic.

I only have one wet coat of clear on the few pieces I did last night (it was late)... I will scuff at some point and spray another. I hope to get most of my bolt on parts colored and cleared by Monday.

Body of the car is in final prime but not wetsanded yet. No big hurry on that.

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Andy, I've been meaning to ask you, how did I get a picture of your bolt cutters on my page?...I didn't do it, I don't know how!

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Andy, I've been meaning to ask you, how did I get a picture of your bolt cutters on my page?...I didn't do it, I don't know how!

People may start to wonder LOL

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Youre the bolt cutter man...

All you have to do is find a pic of anything you like on the net and right click. select "copy image url" and then make a post on here. click the little "insert image" icon and paste the URL. It will change your last pic.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 AM
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Spoiler after literally a 20 minute cut n buff. 2000 wet on block, Megs Ultimate compound on foam cutting pad.




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Now that looks great Andy, can't wait to see the rest of the car when it's done...great job.

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Now that looks great Andy, can't wait to see the rest of the car when it's done...great job.

Ray
Thanks man, couldnt have done it without your help... didnt take much sanding at all to get it flat, mainly just removing dust nibs.

I went ahead and did the 2 large side ground effect pieces on my lunchbreak, they arent perfect, but are 3 inches off the ground lol.

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It's good to know that the Summit clear polishes that well...some clears can be a bear to polish if they sit to long...I know your clear is still fairly fresh but, the end results look great...Good job Andy.
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It's good to know that the Summit clear polishes that well...some clears can be a bear to polish if they sit to long...I know your clear is still fairly fresh but, the end results look great...Good job Andy.
Amen to that Ray. Its sanded and polished up very quickly and easily. When I do the car body, I will wait 24 hours, sand, then 24 more hours and buff... Not building a show car here, but want it to look nice. I like to get them colorsanded pretty quickly, that way the 2000 can do the job instead of having to start with a lower grit.

Ive got the body about 50% blocked out with 600 now, hopefully I will be attempting some painting next weekend.

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If your going to cut the clear that quickly after painting, keep the heat going the whole time...the clear will still be curing in 48 hours and I have seen clear die off if hit to soon with the polisher, even after it's been baked at 170 degrees...Be cautious about hitting that soon, especially in winter conditions.

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OK, duly noted. I'll give it some extra time, I admit I wasnt thinking about the cold...high is 69 tomorrow!! lol But yeah...temps will be dropping after that, 50's over the weekend... I'll keep the car inside and warm for a couple days after... don't need a disaster at this stage

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I'm sure that when the temperature dropped I wouldn't need to mention it...but, just a reminder.
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Got the car most of the way blocked out with 600. Only the decklid and nose are left...then its into the "booth", up on blocks and clean and mask time. Will be painting Sunday if all goes well. Calling for temps in the 60s Sunday and beginning of next week.

I think I will have about a gallon of sprayable clear, will that be enough? Summit data sheet calls for 2 wet coats. Bear in mind the gun I'm using (LVLP) wastes very little paint.

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Good stuff Andy, You will have enough for 2 good coats...Check to see how many pots of clear it takes to go around the car....if my calculations are correct, you should have enough for 3, and 3 never hurts, especially if your going to cut and buff. The more clear you put on, the deeper the finish...with given temperatures of about 60 degrees and using medium products, make sure that you allow plenty of flash and this is more important if your giving it 3 coats of clear.

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