Originally Posted by mr4speed
Looking at your pics, just did one of those same hoods on a 67. Was a new aftermarket that was loaded with ripples right out of the box. Had to skim that whole hood and had a lot of time in it too. The real "trick" to the skim coating is to get the whole side of the hood, from the edge to the center with one shot of the skim coat being just thick enough in the low spots to being even to the highs. When you have to go back and skim the lows again, that is where a lot of people have the trouble of trying to get that "new" skim coat feathered into the existing filler = ripples.......
That's precisely what I'm afraid of; I've been down that road many times already by this point.
I should point out these pics are before the hood was skimmed. I had done some general filler work and then realized the entire hood was going to need skimmed.
In fact I actually said out loud to myself after feeling it 'dammit I'm going to have to skim the whole ****ing thing.'
Does anybody else talk to themselves when they work?