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Very nice, Tell be about your cut and buff process. What grit papers and blocks did you use ??

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Very nice, Tell be about your cut and buff process. What grit papers and blocks did you use ??
Sure...try this out, I think you'll like it.

2000 wet on a "glazing block" to knock the "peel" down don't be stingy with the paper, when it dont cut, toss it, , Then Meguiars "Ultimate Compound" and a Yellow buffing pad... Very fast AND effective... and I've tried many different buffing compounds and this one ROCKS.

If you are super anal about swirls, you will want to follow up with a swirl remover and polishing pad. I didn't do mine yet because I havent had time for that step. It looks good with just the process I mentioned above.
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HELL! I just looked at your hood pics. Just keep doing what your doing, it's working JUST FINE!!

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Cruise Night

Took my Babys (cars 'n' girls) to the last Cruise-In of the year last night. Got some great feedback on the Novas...





My friend Sonny came with us in his 71 SS 4spd he bought new. It was also painted recently. It has hand buffed base/clear and its amazing looking. (Pro Job)



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Glad you liked Meguiar's compound. That is what I use and actually all that I use. I try to use all of Meguiar's products from car wash to compounds, haven't found any that I didn't like.
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Glad you liked Meguiar's compound. That is what I use and actually all that I use. I try to use all of Meguiar's products from car wash to compounds, haven't found any that I didn't like.
Yep, can't believe how well that stuff works... I don't think I'll ever go back to that harsh, gritty, 3m compound. It really brings the shine up so fast... It's a wonderful product.... guess it would have to be for them to brand it the "Ultimate"...

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Very nice!
What are you planning to do with the hood hinges?
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What are you planning to do with the hood hinges?
Heh, good eye! I actually have a set that I cleaned and painted up real nice in cast iron paint...trouble is they were always stiff. Since i took these pics, I have had the dirty ones off the car and "spray painted" them with WD40 and wiped em down...they look much better and operate very smoothly. I was also able to fix an issue I was having with the hood adjustment. I'm sure people with sharp eyes caught that one too...

This set of pics was taken literally right after the car was put together. I still have adjustments and detailing to do before its truly "done"...well "done" for now anyway.

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Yes I do believe that the "Ultimate" compound is the best by leaps and bounds! Honestly, by leaps and bounds!

Your car looks spectacular and those three Novas together make an awesome photo.

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Car looks awesome! Black is so unforgiving, it’s awfully difficult to get a car that straight. You should be very proud.
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Car looks awesome! Black is so unforgiving, it’s awfully difficult to get a car that straight. You should be very proud.
Thanks. The body was in decent shape to start with overall, but the quarter panels were an absolute mess (no big dents but... ripple city)

I was able to fix them by simply blocking the existing paint down thoroughly with 180 on a paintstick till they looked like this:



then 2 or 3 heavy coats of epoxy primer, block w/ 320, i think i used the paintstick again. Then 2 or 3 more coats of epoxy and block with durablock and 400 then 600 then paint. Used zero bondo (other than over a small rust hole repair)and zero high build primer on the quarters (hardly any high build on the car actually, I preferred the epoxy)



Many, many sanding hours on this car, not to mention the do-overs, BUT, I really had no choice because its black. It had to be right. I'm really glad I did this project, very happy with how it turned out. Can't wait to try again on something because of what I learned on this one.

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I'm really glad I did this project, very happy with how it turned out. Can't wait to try again on something because of what I learned on this one.

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It's art, that is all there is to it, body and paint is art and I LOVE it!

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It's art, that is all there is to it, body and paint is art and I LOVE it!

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You should be very proud of that Andy. Not only the paint but the panel fit looks great. Congratulations. Now remember next summer, You chose to have a black car in Virginia.

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You should be very proud of that Andy. Not only the paint but the panel fit looks great. Congratulations. Now remember next summer, You chose to have a black car in Virginia.

John L
Thanks John. They are probably as good as GM slapped 'em together in '70... I had a little trouble getting the back of the hood to lay down in the back at first, but solved that the other day after reading MARTINSR's post on shimming hood hinges. Still having a minor issue with the cowl not wanting to lay down all the way in the back, but I think what is causing that is the windshield molding clips that it it slides under must be a little bent or sprung... will be on the lookout for some new ones. But, like I said its pretty minor. Apart from that, everything went back together like it should.

Youre right, Virginia is hot/humid as HELL in the summer as I'm sure TN. is too!! I'll probably boil in this thing, but I'll be "cool" while I'm pouring sweat!! Haha I better get all my rides in during the fall/winter/spring !! Last winter was nothing here... I love cool rides in a "hot" car.

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