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Old 09-29-2010, 08:45 AM
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there is almost a ghost like feel around the thing.

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:20 AM
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Probably cause of some of the cell phone pictures.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:33 PM
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ere are the results of my paint session. I did one coat of epoxy primer to seal everything and to give a uniform color to paint over. I then sprayed 2 coats of single stag hugger orange and two coats of high solids clear.

I'm pretty happy with the way everything came out, but I did get a little orange peel in some areas, some trash, some solvent pop going on, and a couple of mess ups.

I laid the paint on a little too thick and have some sags and solvent pop going on as mentioned. I do and have planed to sand the panels with 400-600 grit to take care of any orange peel and then spray a wet / over reduced coat so it'll be pretty glassy. Sanding the paint will remove the imperfections.

All in all, it came out decent.




You can see a little bit of the solvent pop. I laid the paint on a little too thick. That's okay, nothing that can't be fixed with a little cutting.










Gotta fix this. : It wasn't the best idea the way I hung the fenders with the plastic and all. No biggie. The fender beading will cover most of it, but I still plan to fix it right with a little rubbing and some touch up spraying.






A little more solvent pop. Tis cool. Will be fixed.




I also did a little video so you could better see the results.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEPALNDafsI
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:00 AM
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Got a few things done over the weekend.

I finished sanding the solvent pop out of the fenders. I broke through the clear in a few places on each fender. So I'm going to have to put another coat of orange and two more coats of clear. I also let them sit out in the sun for a full day so they could vent all the solvents out.




I also sanded on the hood and deck lid a little more and then painted them black. I laid down a coat of sealer and a couple coats of black giving plenty of time between each coat so there's no solvent pop issues. I did however manage to get a run at the nose of the hood and a couple small spots on the deck lid. So I didn't move onto clear. I tend to spray my coats on a little too heavy. I just need to dial back the material a little.

I'm going to sand out the runs and the little bit of orange peel and trash in the paint, then follow up with another coat of black and 2 coats of clear. Other than the runs, it was coming out pretty nice. I couldn't be happier with how the body work come out.










Here's a quick video of how the hood and deck lid look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ax4fGf0F9o
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looks great. That black looks really good...nice body work.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:29 AM
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looks great. That black looks really good...nice body work.
Thanks! It took many hours to get it straight. At one point I had almost thought about getting another hood. It came out pretty good though.
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the paint looks great, really smooth. the one thing i regret was waiting too long to sand and buff my summit paint. (almost a month ) it was near impossible to get it all flat even with 1000. and buffing back took for ever too. so if i were to do it all over again, i wouldn't wait more then a few days. your doing great work and i've enjoyed following this build!
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Really liking your cinder block and 2x4 supports. Bet they work well, thanks for the idea! Your paint looks great,too, by the way.
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Really liking your cinder block and 2x4 supports. Bet they work well, thanks for the idea! Your paint looks great,too, by the way.
Thanks. They work well. I would have to bump them pretty good to knock the parts off.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:07 AM
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I got some spraying done this weekend. I finished sanding the runs out of the black. I put down two more coats of black and followed up with two coats of clear. It came out pretty well, but I had a bug crash land in my paint, a run on the deck lid, and the usual dust. No problem though. As planned, once the paint cures I'll sand out the imperfections with 600 grit and lay a final wet coat of clear.

I recorded my spraying sessions, well I forgot to record the first one.

Second coat of black.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHilV2q-AjQ


First coat of clear.

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


Second coat of clear. My creeper tried to sabotage the paint on my deck lid. LOL. I laid the second coat of clear on wet so I will have some material to sand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc_E-Yhe6XY


Here are the results.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yJwi8sXkvY


I should have the hood and deck lid sanded before the end of the week. Maybe I'll get it done before the weekend so I'll have time to work on the fenders some more.
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you sure do nice work.
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you sure do nice work.
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Looking great! I just bout had a heat attack when I seen that creeper starting to go down.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:50 PM
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Thanks! You and me both MRGM.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:20 AM
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I finished the deck lid and the hood. I sprayed a final flow coat after sanding with some 600 grit. It came out almost as nice looking as a cut and buffed paint job. I'm very happy with the results. A couple dust nibs here and there, but what can you expect in a garage. ;D








I also resprayed the fenders. I finally figured out what I was doing wrong that I was getting solvent pop. I was just hosing too much paint on. They came out much better. Heck, I could leave them as is, but I'm going to wet sand out the texture and do a flow coat.






I also recorded some video of me spraying and the results. They're currently uploading so I'll post those soon.
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