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Old 08-09-2010, 02:29 PM
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It rides ok, the Suzuki Samaria springs are a little stiff. im going to take a leaf out to see if it softens up the front seems good but needs new shocks. but it is so fun to drive i have the permanent smile on my face when driving it.

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Old 08-15-2010, 10:56 AM
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It's FINALLY in PRIMER! I swayed away from my original booth design. No explosions, no fumes in the house, minimal overspray and fumes AND I'm alive. ;D

I still need to do the hood and deck lid. I stayed up til 2 am Friday putting paper down on the floor, hanging plastic on the walls and prepping the car. I stayed up until 5 am this morning painting. I was exhausted and too TIRED to finish the hood.

So far it's looking really good. Doesn't look like it'll need too much sanding, but we'll see. I still need to put down a contrasting guide coat.

When I went to paint I just left the garage door wide open. I made a bug guard which also helped catch some over spray. The duct tap didn't stick to the screen material too well. So when I go to do final paint I'll need to figure a better way to hang the "screen door".

The 33 gallon compressor I'm using kept up pretty well with the gun set at 40 psi. ;D When I go to do final paint I'll do smaller sessions. Fenders, then hoods, and then the car body. All in all it would've sufficed spraying the whole car.













The engine compartment is coming out pretty slick.






I used some aluminum foil to mask off the radiator. That way I can start it up, move it out of the garage to sand without having to worry about plastic melting to the radiator.








As you can see, I hung plastic on all the walls, laid some paper on the floor, and hung a screen door.






Worked like a champ and there was plenty of ventilation. The garage NEVER filled up with over spray. The was just a light mist, but it never got to the point towards I couldn't see. I wonder how well my other plan would've worked?

I still need to do something about more lighting when it comes time to do final paint. More soon.

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Looks great. I do like your "booth" set up.
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Looks great. I do like your "booth" set up.
Thanks! It was very simple to setup. I'm loving this part. Spraying!
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:29 AM
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Not as much progress as I would've like to got done this past weekend. Here's a couple pics of the hood and deck lid primed. Next I need to dust coat it with black and I'll start block sanding with 180-220 wet.








Here's a quick video of me spraying the primer. My camera ran out of memory before I finished the hood. I normally wear latex gloves, but ran out. I figured I was okay only doing a couple panels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN6kBSLw4kA
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:52 AM
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I'm about finished sanding the first coat of high build primer. There's a hand full of scratches that I glazed that need sanding and I still need to finish sanding the rear fenders. About another 1 or 2 hours and it should be ready to go for it's second coat of high build primer.

It's coming along really well. The roof hardly needed any help. I guess it's all that time I spent doing it over and over.

I'll more than likely spray the second coat of primer this next weekend.











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looks like your truckin along. I don't think I got the notification on your last post, that vid turned out nice. That over spray did not stick around too long
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looks like your truckin along. I don't think I got the notification on your last post, that vid turned out nice. That over spray did not stick around too long
Thanks, MRGM. Not too long before color. Having the garage door wide open with two fans sure helps. It keeps the level of overspray and fumes to a minimum.
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awesome info and pics!
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Painted mine.

Black, all blacked out
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It's strange how your mind works. As I was watching the video, I could smell the primer.
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awesome info and pics!
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Black, all blacked out
WOW, you didn't waste any time. Looks mean!
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:53 AM
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It's strange how your mind works. As I was watching the video, I could smell the primer.
It's a neat thing how our minds work. Even how certain senses can bring you back to a certain time in our lives.
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I made some good progress on the bug this weekend. I sprayed another coat of high build primer. I did a walk around video rather than MORE pics. You can hear my neighbors cammed 2000 or so reg cab short bed pickup firing up and passing by. Encouragement...the guy regularly has shoe polish numbers on his windows from the drag strip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFCUdxyZ3L0


I wet sanded the fenders, deck lid, hood, and the driver's side of the car, inside and out, with 400 grit. The fenders and deck lid need just a touch more sanding (pin holes) and it'll be ready for sealer, color and clear!

Some pictures of the sanded panels.












The plan when it comes to paint is to do it in sessions so I don't where myself out. I'll do the fenders in one session: a coat of sealer, two coats of s/s hugger orange, and two coats of clear. Then I'll let the paint cure for a few days, wet sand with 400, and then spray an over reduced coat of clear.

Next would be the deck lid and hood, cause they'll be black, same process, and then I'll do the body.

So I hope to get the fenders in paint this coming weekend. Did I mention the weather has finally gotten cooler and is perfect for painting.

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