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Yesterday 10:36 AM
37ford4dr time to clear coat the inner boot and bonnet

I think after looking in the sun at how nice the doors came out, all visible clear coated surfaces will get wet sanded one last time with a really high grade of paper and then a final coat of clear.

10-08-2015 07:04 PM
37ford4dr 70* and 60% humidity time to wrap up some loose ends after dinner

remember the doors clear coat got goofy because the spray gun setting changed and I didn't notice in time

wet sand quickly with 400 and then 600. and the 4th and 5th coats of clear, last one nice and wet

10-06-2015 01:07 PM
37ford4dr passed another hurtle today....came home for lunch 68* and rising and 67% humidity.....that means paint I wipe down the car with a tack rag, then prepaint prep
then 2 more color coats on all the exterior and interior surfaces.....then 3 coats of clear. so that makes 5 color coats and they were wet sanded in between coats 3 and 4. and three clear coats. took about 2.5 hours from start to finish...... those clear coats will get wet sanded once they are good and dry and then we will do another 1-2 coats

I did the extra two color coats just to make sure I didnt have any over spray anywhere from my piece meal style of body work. my do a little bit at a time style has inefficiencies built in to it. so you have to throw some extra work at it. if I had a larger garage I would build a spray booth and then do the work like a production shop does it. but that's for the next garage if I ever get out of the highest density county in Virginia.

so heres we left off..

and then done...

once the paint dries some more I will push it back outside and take some better pictures, I just done want a bird landing on it while the paint is still soft....
10-05-2015 06:26 PM
37ford4dr when I got home it was sunny and not too cold so I wet color sanded the entire car with 600, then washed it off with soapy water, hit it with the yard blower then a complete wipe down. its now in the garage with the heat on and ceiling fan. now for the stars to align for the final 1-2 color coats and the 3 clear coats

10-04-2015 02:23 PM
37ford4dr well driver quality or better???? we will know when its all done.... but either way if you can see an issue fix it.

everything is color sanded with 400 and getting three coats of color on the repaired areas

going after the big pits ignoring the smallest ones

use the body sanding block as a squeegee

so I turned the heat on in the garage and I moved the car in and out of the garage in between coats

10-03-2015 07:56 PM
37ford4dr I am so close to being done I am getting excited....taking care of the weld seam

found my two low spots on the coupe top, had to work on a ladder which didn't thrill me too much

sanded and then finished off with two part body puddy and glazing,

10-02-2015 09:22 PM
37ford4dr cross one more thing off the list.......all sanded with 400

10-02-2015 01:12 PM
37ford4dr I got the area really flat using a hammer and dolly, I am using a two part body glaze and spot puddy to make it smooth. I also spent some time pondering my engine shelf area and I really like the way flat shiny engine shelf areas look.....its pretty flat just pitted.....not enough pitting for body filler and too much for high build sandable primer.... ..........but just right for this body glazing and spot puddy, what the hell its just more work and more sanding....did I ever mention I hate sanding?

10-02-2015 11:25 AM
37ford4dr more rain which is letting me be actively looking for things to fix before I can finish the painting....and I found one that I had never seen before. I am pretty sure its not form me

stick something up under the frame support to act as a dolly

and hammer and dolly called into the house will finish later

10-01-2015 09:27 PM
37ford4dr rains, wind, fenders under a canopy tent what could possibly go wrong????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????

a quick look makes think I lucked out

I cant see any big scratches, not sure about dings though although those fenders are pretty beefy

new resting spot

lets put to bed the grille area issue once and for all

didn't take much there was only small slight sanding required cleaning up edges

its so small of an area I just sprayed primer on a chip brush, and brushed it on. after all its going to get sanded with 400 one more time before it gets another couple of color coats
09-30-2015 09:02 PM
37ford4dr I guess we will have rain for the next week so my fenders can get their " first wets" in true fashion. so I played around with the grille tonight, if there ever was a use for cap screws this is it and I am going to the hard ware store first thing tomorrow to get them....

looks like I have an older poor fitting grill and after some massaging of the grill tabs I can get it to sit inside the preformed area. I will need to do some clean up around the grill area but not too much. but the poor fitting grill leaves some exposed areas of the preformed grill. I think I am going to leave what is original just as it is and if you can see the preformed area then so be it. I don't want to fix it to fit the grille and then find an original grille and go to put it in and have to redo body work. so I will fix/clean up the body work just up to the original pre formed area, there really not much to do

funny the MG logo looks off center, maybe I bumped accidentally in my man handling
09-29-2015 07:49 PM
37ford4dr wet/dry sand paper loves to be wet so I just leave it in the bucket

first hit 220 then 400 600 1000

and my cars first rain...well parts of my cars first rain, I needed the space in side to walk around the car.
09-28-2015 07:44 PM
37ford4dr I have seen some really nice inner fender panels painted with rock chip paint and then top coated, this car has inner fender panels that take all the beating and they are easily removable. I haven't decide yet but i am leaning to just leave this car all stock

I am not a perfectionist about body work. my guide is pretty simple if you can see it in the color coat you fix it....after that if it shows up in the clear coat you live with it unless its horrid.

there was a feather edge you could see here and 600 sanding took care of it

just to the right of my finger

more 600 sanding

the end of the paint stick is the same spot

feather edge in between blue tape

feather edge straight down from blue tape

600 fixed it but not to my satisfaction

so hit it with 150 grit and use a two stage glazing puddy

some how I missed a big feather edge and some pit marks

remember there is about $12 worth of color coat paint on the entire top end of the car, so its no big deal at this stage to fix areas and respray the areas.
I will color sand the entire top before the clear coat.
09-27-2015 02:48 PM
496CHEVY3100 Are you going to under the tops of the fenders with the rubberized coating,,i do my motorcycles that I paint with it ,it is not visible bet keeps rocks from chipping and making Stars in the paint ,TOP SIDE ,,Especially Laquer it dries so hard,,eurathane has a little forgivness (flex )

Looking Very Good
09-27-2015 10:10 AM
37ford4dr thanks my wrists hurt at night after doing this, the gravity feed HVLP guns are nice but with 16oz of paint and a lead line they can get heavy

well they said it was suppose to rain but I don't think so lets clean the inner fenders and paint and clear coat them, 3 coats color 3 coats clear

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