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Old 05-18-2018, 05:13 AM
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Wow, I didn't realize how bright red that primer is! Looking great, John.
I wonder if any of the people on the line that built that car are still around.
I bet none of them expected it to get such TLC after being in such rough shape, much less look this good 65 years later.

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I finally finished mudding the imperfections and weld seams on the cowl and firewall.



Taped it off again and sprayed three coats of SPI red epoxy primer. It will need to be sanded with 400 grit paper. I hope it will be the end of the priming other than a sealer coat before I spray the base coat.

I may have pushed my luck a bit by shooting 3 coats of epoxy instead of using the 2k primer surfacer I bought. I was so impressed with how the epoxy filled and sanded earlier I decided to run with it.

One thing...I forgot to seam seal it!

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Sweet. Nothing like a smoothed out firewall.
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WHOOOO HOOOOO! Right on John!

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Sweet. Nothing like a smoothed out firewall.
Smooth plus flat. Beauty.

"Forgetting" to seam seal... creates an opportunity to not only hose more of that stuff, oh whats the name of it? E something? Well that and maybe jaw a spell with his trusty paint fanatic to see what plan B is.

See, I'm learning a lot by pestering John.
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As long as you seal it in the drying window, the sealer will bond, then paint.
Actually, it looks like paint now, you sure that is primer ?
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One thing...I forgot to seam seal it!

Was your plan to put the sealer have gone under the filler on the firewall, or over it?
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Was your plan to put the sealer have gone under the filler on the firewall, or over it?
I intended to seal the lip around the firewall before I primed it. I had mixed the epoxy to let it induce earlier and started cleaning and taping the cowl with the intention of seam sealing it before shooting.

I just got carried away.

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I foolishly thought I would block the three coats of SPI epoxy with 400 wet. That would have been a monumental task. It was much more prudent to guide coat it and block it with 220 wet. I then applied one more guide coat and am blocking it again with 400 wet.

I made quite a bit of progress today but still have way more than half to go.

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I was going at some well cured epoxy yesterday with 80 just trying to knock it off and found I was in for a fight, even though it was a much lighter application than yours. Not the same kind either, but man epoxy is just tough and thats why its good. Now this talk of foolishness is just foolish. What do we always do when sanding any coating for just about any painting or polishing purpose? Start with the least aggressive suitable grit and if needed step to a more coarse starting grit and go back to the desired finer grit to finish. Completely logical. Keep up the good work!
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Work has continued but this cowl just keeps getting bigger and bigger! Seriously, with all the detail and adding in the toe boards and bell housing recess there is quite a bit of real estate here.

It is all blocked with 240 and guibe coated again ready to sand with 400. There are another couple of pieces of tape marking places where I want to fix small things but all and all it blocked out well. After all, it is a cowl and this is a driver. (though I hope a nice driver)

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Work has continued but this cowl just keeps getting bigger and bigger! Seriously, with all the detail and adding in the toe boards and bell housing recess there is quite a bit of real estate here.

It is all blocked with 240 and guibe coated again ready to sand with 400. There are another couple of pieces of tape marking places where I want to fix small things but all and all it blocked out well. After all, it is a cowl and this is a driver. (though I hope a nice driver)

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In my world, you have already surpassed the "nice driver" stage with your meticulous attention to detail very few will ever see. I have visions of chrome wheel stands and mirrors in your future...
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In my world, you have already surpassed the "nice driver" stage with your meticulous attention to detail very few will ever see. I have visions of chrome wheel stands and mirrors in your future...
LOL, Not under my car. The next person to see the bottom of this car will probably be the man who buys it....Whenever that may be. I just don't care abour trophies but I do care that people who know what they are looking at are impressed with what they see.

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The cowl is finally blocked with 400 except for three places I touched up. I re-primed them today and hope to block them tomorrow and seam seal it. If all goes well I could shoot the sealer and base Friday and clear Saturday.

Hopefully anyway.





This chassis is just begging to have a body on it!

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I did not get the cowl painted this week. No big deal. Life just got in the way.

I did seam seal it Thursday and re-sanded the places I touched up. Friday, I rolled everything out and cleaned the shop. Also blew the dust off the overhead lights and cieling braces. Today I scuffed the seam sealer, went over it all with a scotchbrite pad and cleaned it with waterbourne wax and grease remover.

If all goes well, my new Iwata looses it's virginity Monday.

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