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Old 04-27-2009, 10:22 PM
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Sedan/delivery is finally in color.

After many months of prepping the body, I'm finally shooting paint. More pictures and description in my journal.









For those interested in this particular color, I have a section in my journal of photos taken under different lighting (no camera flash). It will give you some idea of how this paint takes on different characteristics depending on lighting conditions.

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Old 04-28-2009, 05:39 AM
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That sure looks nice, Dewey.

When are ya gonna get it put together???
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:30 AM
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Looks AWSOME Dewey! Can't wait to see it in the sunlight.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:01 AM
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When are ya gonna get it put together?
I'm going to do the color sanding while it is still in pieces. I've also got another full day of painting yet to go...fenders, running boards etc. So these pictures are a bit premature in terms of thinking about the assembly process. I'm just glad to have that Big Shoot behind me.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:09 AM
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Looks GREAT!!!

ENJOY!!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:11 AM
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Very nice job, Cboy! I can't wait to see it finished-
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:39 AM
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And amazing project Dewey! The color is GREAT and perfect for it. You are a hell of a craftsment Dewey!

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Old 04-28-2009, 08:05 AM
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You are a hell of a craftsmen Dewey!
Well thanks for the encouragement Brian, but I don't think my painting skills will ever fall into the "craftsman" catergory. But I must say that getting the paint to even look this decent is due primarily to folks like you who are willing to share your knowledge and experience with novicies like me. Without all the "HR.com painter guys" who put up with my many questions along the way, this would have quite likely been a total disaster.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:14 AM
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Great job Dewey....you da man!
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Way to go dewey, nice job. So how was it painting that big long roof?
Least the cowl/firewall area and the jambs do look to be much easier to shoot then I had thought before, were kind of hidden in the pic in your other thread.
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Turned out very very nice, cant wait to see it all together.
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ya dun good Dewey. First time spraying paint? Looks awful nice.
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Wow, that looks amazing Dewey!!

Gonna have it finished in time for Back to the Fifties?
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So how was it painting that big long roof?
It was a huge headache, and I have to say that it is the one portion of the finished job I am not totally pleased with. I just couldn't get the base coat right and not matter how I tried to go about it, I seemed to leave either dry spots or over-spray. And when I tried to correct it by doing "one more" coat on just the roof, I ended up getting the gun too close to the roof and left a bit of a tiger stripe where there is more material build up than in other areas.

On top of that I made the mistake of only tacking off the car after the final coat of base rather than tacking off between all three coats of base. On 90 percent of the car that wasn't a problem at all. But that big, flat, horizontal surface up there just collected too much spray dust. And I'm convinced now that the failure to tack the roof was a major contributor to the dry spot problem I mentioned above. If I'd have one bit of advice to pass along to other novice painters it would be that. Tack off the base after each and every coat.

The only saving grace is that Dan TwoLakes and I had already spent a good deal of time talking about doing an upholstered insert to break up the roof anyhow. We'll see how things look when I color sand, but at the moment I leaning heavily toward including the insert. It might be a nice looking addition to the car that also makes up for my shortcomings as a painter.
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