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11-26-2009 09:19 PM Frame top side and roll bar mounts
I flipped the frame over and started the finish work on the top. Before I finish the epoxy coat on the top I wanted to plan and layout the roll bar mounts. Here's a few shots.





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  [Entry #61]

11-22-2009 07:47 PM Hiding the welds

I didn't get as much done today as I wanted to. I sanded all the spot putty areas and ground the top of the rails. I sealed the frame again and applied two coats of epoxy primer. It took less than a quart of primer to seal and coat the entire frame.

I'm also applying structural filler on all the weld areas. A few before and after pics.



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11-21-2009 07:01 PM Frame update
I'm finally getting ahead of the frame work. Hopefully tomorrow the frame will be ready for paint. Currently I'm still sanding smooth and hitting a few spots with 3M spot putty.


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11-20-2009 05:41 PM Smoothing the rails
Today I got back to the frame work. Most of the frame is going to be visible so you almost have to finish it like the rest of the body. I knocked back the epoxy primer with some 400 paper scuffing it up and then started using high build primer to take care of the imperfections. I also skimmed coated a few areas with filler.

Primer is a wonderful thing!





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11-15-2009 06:14 PM Coating the frame with Epoxy Primer
Coating the frame with Epoxy Primer

After cleaning the frame again I mixed up some epoxy primer. This primer can also be used as a sealer or seal coat. The first mix was 2 parts activator and 1 part primer. I fogged it on wet. It flashed quickly. About and hour later I checked it from end to end for fish eyes, crazing and lifting. All looked good but it was very spotty.

Then I mixed up a batch 1 to 1 and coated the frame heavy.

I have been using the Kirker paint products for several years with good success.



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