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06-28-2015 06:37 PM
zuffen 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
37ford4dr 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





tent city











everything got primed with high build primer and then wet sanded with 400
first coat


three coats or base and three coats of gloss








06-27-2015 05:51 PM
37ford4dr 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
eeengineer
Wonderful and Thanks

Hi.
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.

Jim B.
06-26-2015 07:55 PM
496CHEVY3100 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
37ford4dr 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
37ford4dr 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
37ford4dr 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
37ford4dr 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


finished form





some final color sanding and clear coat



high build prime



color coat



final color coats


first clear


second clear



third clear

06-20-2015 05:10 PM
37ford4dr 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
37ford4dr 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
37ford4dr 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
37ford4dr 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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