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Yesterday 03:44 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Looks great, John. I don't think I'd bother with filler where it won't be seen...
Agreed



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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
It does look great! And I bet it sure is satisfying to look at. Its like you're standing on third base now, looking for a hit. Go gitum.

What little filler work you mentioned will go a long way towards a pro look. I'd squirm knowing the pits were still there too. Nice work, sir.
The worst thing about leaving the pits is you will never get it to look clean again. You can wash a smooth surface but if it is rough or pitted you will never get it to look fresh and clean again.

John
08-26-2016 09:18 PM
idrivejunk It does look great! And I bet it sure is satisfying to look at. Its like you're standing on third base now, looking for a hit. Go gitum.

What little filler work you mentioned will go a long way towards a pro look. I'd squirm knowing the pits were still there too. Nice work, sir.
08-26-2016 07:57 PM
Too Many Projects Looks great, John. I don't think I'd bother with filler where it won't be seen...
08-26-2016 03:33 PM
John long Today we ran over the chassis with a DA and 80 grit paper to clean the silicon dust off of it and got 2 good wet coats of SPI epoxy on it. It has about the right amount of sheen for my tast. It is good to know Barry puts UV protection in it allowing people to use it as a chassis black if they so desire.

I am going to the Cleveland cruise in tomorrow but would love to get home in time to flip the chassis over and paint the bottom as well as the suspension parts.

The next step will be to go over the frame rails with a thin coat of Body filler to get rid of some of the rust pits, blemishes, and other eye sores. Fortunately for me the top is the worst by far and that won't show once the body is back on it.

John






08-25-2016 08:45 PM
496CHEVY3100 The 53 sat about 18 months ,but is was sanded a couple days after priming,when I got ready to paint it wipped down with G/W remover shot a coat of epoxy and shot paint,,the 55 1st design on the frame machine sat about 2 years it turned out great,mabe we were just lucky,i would follow manf suggestions,Barry has put a LOT of time into application process for his paint,

John your work amazes me every time you start a new step in your project,
08-25-2016 07:47 PM
idrivejunk Your epoxy plan sounds good to me, John I am amazed at how many different epoxy scenarios pop up here. The tech sheet on that stuff is long and informative though.

Sanding rather than scuffing (where possible) prior to applying the final coatings will result in a more professional (valuable-looking ) underside than scuffing alone. It adds o's to your smooooth.
08-25-2016 06:18 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I just bought SPI 2k epoxy and I don't think you need to sand it after it sits past the cure date. I was on their forum and it seems most just spray another coat of epoxy and then paint.

I am looking for top coat paint right now in a single stage and will have that on hand when the time and weather are right for the epoxy. The goal would be to follow thru with the top coat within a couple days and be done with the underside.
I think you had better double check that Mitch. Even SPI needs to be scuffed after 7 days as far as I know.

I do believe you will really like the SPI epoxy. Good stuff.

John
08-25-2016 06:06 PM
Too Many Projects I just bought SPI 2k epoxy and I don't think you need to sand it after it sits past the cure date. I was on their forum and it seems most just spray another coat of epoxy and then paint.

I am looking for top coat paint right now in a single stage and will have that on hand when the time and weather are right for the epoxy. The goal would be to follow thru with the top coat within a couple days and be done with the underside.
08-25-2016 05:53 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by cgates View Post
John, now that you have the bottom of the floor primed in epoxy and it will be a lot longer than a week before you put on the real paint, how will you scuff it before painting? Or what do you plan on doing around all the braces etc?

Actually the bottom of the floors only have paint on the panels I epoxied before I installed them. I will have to touch up some welding and fill in some very small patches. Once I have that done and the welds ground from the bottom I will put at least 2 wet coats of epoxy on it, sand that with 400 and one more coat of epoxy then shoot it with SS Red urethane.

Of course a red Scotch brite pad could be used instead of the 400. Also, the Epoxy primer has a seven day window where it will not require sanding but I personally do not work fast enough nor have a good enough paint booth to make that work. Most likely I will have to sand it, shoot one more coat of epoxy and paint.

Bare in mind, I am not building a show car. I want the frame to be a smooth satin black and the bottom of the body to be shiney red paint but this old girl will not see trailer time nor will there be mirrors under it. My goal is to make sure who ever buys this car can put it on a rack and know the are buying a quality car that will still be a good investment ten years after they buy it.

John
08-25-2016 04:34 PM
cgates John, now that you have the bottom of the floor primed in epoxy and it will be a lot longer than a week before you put on the real paint, how will you scuff it before painting? Or what do you plan on doing around all the braces etc?
08-24-2016 08:44 PM
John long
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Maybe he just enjoyed bringing something back from the dead for a change.

BB
Actually he is a young 23 year old who really did seem interested. He did a great job of blasting it but it was 93 degrees yesterday. The frame looked great when I picked it up but doday it is full of brown rusty finger prints where his sweaty hands have touched it.

No big deal. A DA with some 80 grit will knock them off but I had to laugh when I saw it this afternoon.

To much going on today. Hope to play with it tomorrow.

John.
08-24-2016 05:15 PM
boothboy
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That looks like a really nice blast job! Maybe the guy enjoyed doing a little old car stuff.
Maybe he just enjoyed bringing something back from the dead for a change.

BB
08-24-2016 11:20 AM
idrivejunk That looks like a really nice blast job! Maybe the guy enjoyed doing a little old car stuff.
08-24-2016 06:26 AM
John long
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You seem to have a couple extra upper control arms in the pile. You making some fancy suspension mod ??

Frame looks great..
Good eye. They belong to my friend that has given me so much stuff. Just a little "thank you."

John
08-23-2016 11:51 PM
MARTINSR WHOOOO HOOOOO!

Brian
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