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Well guys/gals wish me luck. I'm going to attempt to spray some primer on the old 38 DeSoto today. Weather conditions look favorable. I won't get the color coats on til next year so I want to stop it from rusting over the winter months. I'm using PPG epoxy primer (for inquiring minds that want to know). I have to do some light sanding first cause rust is already starting to show it's ugly head again. I'll try to get a couple of pics if possible. :thumbup:
 

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Good luck! I am looking forward to seeing some progress. I know that I nee something to inspire me to get bak out to the garage. I have been slacking baaaaaad lately. I haven't worked on my truck for probably the last few months(at least).
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I'd ship you some of our weather in a heartbeat if I could, 100+ for about the 2nd week in a row. BUT IT'S A DRY HEAT! grumble, mumble, bah! Good luck. :D Dan
 

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Well, it's been a long day. Had some problems just like I thought I would but hey, I don't paint a whole car everyday. A first I couldn't get any paint to come out. So after jumping on the bike and flying to the next town to see a fellow I knew who painted for a living and begged for some help cause I had the paint mixed already and didn't want to lose all that money. Found out the moisture filter he gave me to attach to the airline had 2 plugs in it and I only removed one. Duh!:embarrass I started out my day around 9 am and ended about 5:30. Had lots of runs but only because I got to eager to get good coverage. I'll have to sand them all out or something. I got the body done inside and out plus one fender and both hood sides. I forgot to tape off the door handles so I just painted over them. Maybe I can do something with them later. Anyways I think I accomplished most of what I wanted to do before winter rears her ugly head again. Have a look!!!!!:thumbup:
 

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Lookin' good.......are you gonna drive it in primer before you paint it?

Also when do you wanna have it running?


cool car:thumbup:




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38,

Your going to need a new aviator now. Great job, it looks good. What is going to be your final color?

Its really hot overhere.

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Thanks , Larry. Yes it is great having it all one color. Feels like I really accomplished something. Now I just have to paint the other three fenders, both hood top peices, the trunk and nose. oh yeah, and all the interior window trim and dash.

Nightfire, my plan was to have it running by last July but now I may wait til next year. Don't know for sure. Depends on how motivated and how much time I get. If I run it in primer it'll only be just to see how she runs.

Dutchman, it's still nice here yet too but the evening are getting cooler and I wanted weather with plenty of drying time to paint. Yes I have thought about updating my avitar.


Old cars/trucks gotta lov'em!

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Looks good 38! Keep at it and get some heat in that garage for the winter;)
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38, you've come a long way, Baby!!! Just a little hint. Primer time is a good time to practice your painting techniques. If you are running primer, you would be really botching a final coat!!!!. Now you will get lots of block sanding practice sanding out all those runs; something you can do to keep warm when it gets colder. Its always a good ideal to spray a little reducer/thinner through the gun before mixing your paint. This will let you discover malfunctions in the system and save some heart burn. Just rember to do a test pattern on a board to make sure all the prespray material is clear before moving to the work to be painted.

Looking good!!

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I did just that trees, but then I remembered the moisture trap and put it on. That's when I ran into trouble forgot there was a plug on both ends. Yeah, I learned a lot real quick with the primer. I'll go much easier with the color coats but that won't be until next year. Just about spent my limit for this year. I've got lots of parts to play with in the mean time. And lots of block sanding to do!:( At least it won't rust on me this winter.
 

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thats great 38, i'm going to be spending the winter working on the chevy so i'm getting the garage ready for winter now. good luck with everything.:thumbup:
 

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Thanks, guys. I did get one of those bullet heaters last year, Weimer. So I could do wiring etc. this winter out there if I get motivated enough to make room to work. I really have to force myself to go out there in the winter. I got a lot of my welding done last year in the winter. (Got sick form the fumes too). :drunk:
 
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