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  • #303385

    royal
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    @royal

    Ed, I do not consider myself a good bodywork/paint guy.   But, the best way to make up for lack of light and patience is to have NO paint.  I need consistent uniform bright light with NO shadows.  None – they’ll screw you up.   You (I) can never ever make a paint job better by hurrying.

    #303402

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Allen: THANK YOU!

    Got the front axle nuts today and went out to replace the busted one on Bridget. Can’t thank you enough.

    #303410

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Great. Glad to be of help.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #303456

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Following Roy’s sage advice I have been working with No Paint. Just a sponge, a bucket and a sheet of 400.

    Seems to be working.

    I got the wheels bolted on snug (thanks again, Allen) and shot some truck bed liner up under the fenders to cover the ‘glass work and (supposedly) prevent star cracking from rocks and such.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  edsnova.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  edsnova.
    #303477

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Well, it’s paint day, boys.

    Final primer-sealer coat this afternoon followed by the red stuff. Looks a lot better this time around but of course I got a nasty run on the scuttle and gouged out a wet spot with the sprayer. And a couple spots not yet quite covering.

    So it goes.

    More on the blog.

     

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by  edsnova.
    #303486

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Here’s the first color coat double-blocked with 600 grit. I kinda like this matte finish. All the kids are wrapping their cars to look kinda like this…

    So what do you think, boys? Shoot two more coats and clear it? Or just scrub the whole car with a scotchbrite and call it a day?

    #303487

    royal
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    @royal

    Ed, Get a grip!

    “All the kids are wrapping their cars “.

    You gotta dance with the girl what brung ya.  With all the work that you have done to try and make your car as TDish as you could……?????   (and don’t tell me that TD’s didn’t have clear coat on them 🙂 )

    #303488

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Don’t stop there!

    After all that work you need to finish it.

    I have spoken…

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #303489

    newkitman
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    @newkitman

    Daniel san. Wax on!  Drive on! So speaks Miagi!

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    #303506

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    OK. I’ll keep at it.

    #303522

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Paint update.

    Oh crap!

     

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