|06-28-2015 06:37 PM|
I'm sure that brings a smile to your face.
Getting colour on panels is a sign you're close to the end.
|06-28-2015 04:33 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||Like tht coor ,looking great.|
|06-28-2015 03:51 PM|
the goal today was to paint the two rear fenders and doors, but after the first coat of paint one of the doors I stopped painting that one because I saw some dings, I am not looking for perfection but you cant ignore the big things.
an easy way to hold the filter
why did I think there would be no more welding? two pin holes
everything got primed with high build primer and then wet sanded with 400
three coats or base and three coats of gloss
|06-27-2015 05:51 PM|
thanks, my 1954 TF had the wood.....I know it well
rain rain rain.....a make shift canopy so the blowing rain wouldn't invade the garage and to give me some more work space
two tasks today.....make doors flat....and remove rear fenders
yes that's water
we are on track for some painting tomorrow....
|06-27-2015 04:38 PM|
Wonderful and Thanks
I have spent many hours following your journey.
I just wanted to say "thank you". First for saving the MGA and second for sharing your journey.
I have spent 45 years on my project, 1952 MG-TD, and have encountered some but not all of the hazards you have, and one you haven't. The TD has a wooden frame.
Good luck on the completion and I will be tuning in often.
|06-26-2015 07:55 PM|
Have you ever tried any Feather Fill primer ,,it is thick when sprayed on but sands good ,Fast Fill on imperfections and saves LOTS of sanding and extra work,,Just saying
Your work is looking good followed since beginning ,just don't comment often because I know you don't have time to answer all these post ,
|06-26-2015 07:20 PM|
i seem to have run short of time.....
tools of the trade....the saying goes fingers are for picking, hands are for holding and blocks are for sanding....
I think I am pretty much done on the rear fenders
now to the doors
sand sand sand
And just keep sanding until the filler is all smooth
and to continue tomorrow
|06-25-2015 08:44 PM|
did a little more wet sanding tonight and finished with a high build primer, it will dry overnight and hopefully weather permitting some things will get painted tomorrow....I need to think about where I am going to store painted parts?????
once I know the panels are nice and straight I will take them off the car for painting. the idea is that any distortion from being tightened down will be addressed when its on the car and mitigated. so whens it on the work stands it just for final painting.
|06-25-2015 01:34 PM|
time to do the big push before the heat gets too bad.....ambitious goal of getting two rear fenders and both doors painted by COB tomorrow
scuff the areas needing some more love
apply some body filler sand and prime
work two sides at once so the staging works out right
use a guide coat and pay attention to the dark spots.
my guide coat sanding is all wet sanding.
dark spots mean they are depressed areas and they need some more love and attention...could be hammer dolly work or body filler or maybe even spots that the sanders couldn't get at and it needs to be done by hand with a block
|06-21-2015 04:53 PM|
happy fathers day to everyone.... that means tools for gifts and garage time for me
scuff the front for some body filler
guide coat for the bonnet
put little joe on the sanding task
some final color sanding and clear coat
high build prime
final color coats
|06-20-2015 05:10 PM|
worked some more on the boot lid, basically just sanded and used some glaze on the line that needed a better feather edge
this still has to be color sanded and then clear coated, I will let sit over night and then color sand it with 2000 and then spray the clear
|06-19-2015 07:30 PM|
I noticed a faint feather edge that I must have missed so I decided to play with a new Christmas tool and experiment with it, its an orbital sander that feeds water to the paper
the boot has a "play" coat of paint on it so its a great opportunity to get to know the capabilities of my new tool.
so I used 220 wet paper
followed by 400 wet
|06-18-2015 11:14 AM|
oops this should have been the last photo
it still needs to be color sanded, resprayed and cleared, this was just using up the extra paint in the gallon cans and was thinned. i used a touch up gun and didnt spend any time on setting the gun up. curiosity was getting the better of me i wanted to see some color on something.
|06-16-2015 11:53 AM|
|cruzinTLT||Pictures? Hurry, we can't wait!|
|06-14-2015 06:14 PM|
Today I worked on the boot lid and sprayed some paint. I am using lacquer duplicolor paint shop red. its a base coat and then a clear coat. its a lacquer based product. This is the paint I am using for several reasons but mostly the ease of spraying. I am not saying that lacquer is the best paint because its not. I am not saying it takes less effort because it doesn't. I am also not saying its cheaper then using other paint but its not really much more expensive. I have used this product before and I was really impressed with it. We sprayed my sons old vintage camper with this paint and it has been sitting out side in complete sunshine for 3-4 years and it gets no love whatsoever and it has not faded or had any paint issues what so ever. I also like the patina of the lacquer paint jobs they just look right to me. I know theres lots or people who don't like lacquer paints and I have sprayed other paint products before, but for this car this is the paint I am choosing.
that's wet sanded with 400 grit
so I bought lots of paint...to take care of lifes future little events ....a basket ball bounced of my healeys show paint, my kids drove match box cars down the TF fenders, lets not talk about the trailer hitch and the corvette......etc,etc,etc. I am not sweating it this time and my paint product is great for touch ups
so we get three gallon containers , mix the paint, and then pour some into each container mix it and then pour it back into the qt containers.this ensures complete uniformity in color from each quart.
so I used the extra paint from the gallon containers and sprayed the boot it still has to be color sanded and then clear coated
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