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09-19-2014 10:29 PM Spray Booth
Today was supposed to be 0% chance of rain. They didn't say anything about misting fog. Finally decided to put up the sheeting to make the temporary paint booth. Took longer than I thought (like everything else!).

The box the sheeting comes in says it is transparent. Looks more translucent to me. But the light seems to go through it OK.

Based on the humidity and rust bloom, I think I am going to have to prime in sections and hope for the best.


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09-19-2014 06:59 AM Cleaning The Underside
Took vaca Thursday and Friday. Rained in the AM. Knocked the new toilet off the honey-do list.

Took off the doors and removed the steering column. Pushed the car out of the garage and put it up on the rotisserie. Then hours of grinding, sanding, and blasting. There are a few spots I still need to get. However, I did seal the seams so that would be well cured before shooting the primer.


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09-16-2014 08:51 PM Really the Pits
After work, the car was rolled out into the driveway. For some reason, the right side developed rust bloom. So cleaning it off ate daylight.

Once clean, the blaster was dragged out to clean the pits. All metal was applied. It got too dark to finish the sanding, but I got close.

The plan is to get it in primer this weekend. Time will tell.


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09-14-2014 06:20 AM The Pits
Saturday morning was cold. Got a late start.

I had discovered a dent near the rear window opening which I had missed for the last 8 years. So, the rest of the roof was stripped to assure there was nothing else hiding up there. One dent which needs to be pulled a bit to restore the body line at the opening. Could have been worse.

Every piece of side trim had trapped dirt and moisture. This caused rust and it was not caught before pitting occurred. The pits are not all that deep, but they are there and hard to clean. I know there are those who say, ''Cut it out and replace it!'' It's down both sides. I had no intention of sectioning the car!

All the areas previously covered by trim were treated with Extend. This was then sanded off the surface. The pits were blasted. After a wash down with acetone, All Metal was mixed up and skimmed into the pits.

The left side is done save for some final sanding. The right side did not receive the blasting treatment yet. Maybe Sunday afternoon.


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09-10-2014 09:38 PM Trunk
The trunk has been cleaned. The pitted areas were treated with Extend. The seams got seam sealer. Etching primer was sprayed on the bare metal. Gray primer ties everything together. Gray/white trunk spatter paint will go on next. To avoid scratching, the spatter paint will go on after the body is bolted to the frame for the last time.


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