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Old 05-01-2009, 05:44 PM
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You coming down for Boondockers Show?
I like that show and it's a nice "starter" for the season, but it's too far for me to make the round trip in one day (about 9 hours on the road). But I AM planning on making the Dells. That's a two day show and I can stay overnight. Rusty and Joe show up there from time to time.

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:53 PM
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CBoy...you have everything looking great now. Have you started sanding and buffing yet? Just remember the longer you go the harder it is to sand. And if you think you have a shine now, wait until you hit it with the buffer and compound. Once you hit it with the final polish, the depth of the paint will be amazing. Great job
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:28 PM
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Have you started sanding and buffing yet?
I started sanding today. And I did a small area all the way through final buffing just to make sure the sanding grits and polishing compounds I'm using would give me the shine and depth I wanted. Now I'm back to basically doing all the sanding first. Then I'll go over everything with the polishing and buffing work.

I know that the general rule of thumb is not to use sandpaper any more aggressive than 1000, but I've had to go at the worst of my orange peel with 800. Obviously I'm being pretty careful with that and staying totally away from edges. But it seems to be working fine so far. I have three pretty healthy coats of clear so I'm keeping my fingers crossed this will be enough to prevent me from sanding through anywhere.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:05 PM
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Where are some progress pictures of the cutting/buffing. I'm doing the parts all separately but then re-assembling the car as I finish the pieces. Seems to be a good way to keep myself motivated.









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Look's great cboy!!!!
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Where are some progress pictures of the cutting/buffing. I'm doing the parts all separately but then re-assembling the car as I finish the pieces. Seems to be a good way to keep myself motivated.









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Old 05-14-2009, 03:11 AM
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It looks great Cboy, and the concensus of the board proves that also. But the main question is...........are you satisfied with it? I know if it was me I would stand back, look at it and say"damn, THAT looks good!!!!!!!!" I can't wait to see it ALL together.
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WOW, that's looking great cboy! Bet it really sparkles in the sun.
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But the main question is...........are you satisfied with it?
Given my lack of experience, my novice painting skills, and the limitations of my "booth" and equipment, I'm very happy with the results. By the same token, I can certainly see lots of room for improvement. And I learned a ton along the way from all the painter guys here on HR.Com. It was a big stretch for me to tackle not just a BC/CC application, but a pearl as well. But then you don't learn much if you just stay with what you've done before.

The roof of the car was a particular bugaboo and I had difficulty with it from the early sand-and-fill stages all the way through final buffing. Fortunately Dan TwoLakes and I had a pre-existing plan for the roof that I think will knock some people's socks off. So it wasn't absolutely crucial that the paint up there be free of flaws.

And a little note regarding Arrowhead's comment about sparkling in the sun. As you might make out from a couple of these pictures, they were taken on a very gray and overcast day with the garage door open but the car inside. So it will be interesting to see it out in full bright sunlight...if we ever get any of that up here in WI.
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Awesome piece of work, great color.
Just wondering about those rear wheels/tires,
will you be going "thicker" later ?
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Just wondering about those rear wheels/tires,
will you be going "thicker" later ?
No. These tires are what I'll be running.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:18 AM
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Looking great!!!!

I noticed that in this pic from your journal You can actually see the plants growing on the other side of the driveway. Now that's DEPTH!!!

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I noticed that in this pic from your journal You can actually see the plants growing on the other side of the driveway. Now that's DEPTH!!!
Nice of you to call them "plants" Brew. If the reflection had a little more depth you could see they are my spring weed patch just coming up.
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Good eye Brew.

Its so deep that you can see the relfections of the trees in the relection of the puddle in the reflection in the paint.
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Lookin real perty cboy! I'd like to do the same as you one day...build a rod from scratch! Very impressive.
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