JohnL71RS’s Project restart…..

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  1. JohnL71RS

    JohnL71RS Veteran Member

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    i had to fix some cracks in the door and rear panel.
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    And i had to share the edge of the door and the inner fender from hitting
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    Full body being wet sanded for flow coat and touchup
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    thanks for checking out the progress.
     
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    you must be a body guy!! That would scare me...lol
     
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    nope, just trial and error. i do have friends that are body guys. they give me lots of advice. the worst that you can do is F it up. LOL
     
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    been trying to get this car finished. Finish up on issues found after paint and get more clear on the entire car. We are also base/clearcoating all the jams. the paint was a different shade between the two.

    I also had a scratch in the left side of the rear section of the spoiler. Took it back to the painter and he redid it. he also added his logo to the spoiler
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    i found another spider crack to fix in the trunk jam.
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    here is the car after wet sanding before flowcoat and base repairs
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    Painted all the jams and issue spots with base, then cleared the entire body. I had to do the entire car in shifts. so the body was first, then the hood, trunk and upper header. Next was the lower header/center spoiler followed by nose, spoiler ends and bumper brackets/filler.
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    I already started on the cut and buff stage. We had a few runs on the body and those are sanded to 1500. I will come back and sand with 2000 and 3000 by hand and DA to do the entire car. Some areas i will barely do because they are so good and no trash. I bought a new DA sander that will work with the high grit paper to water sand. I also bought a 6" and 3" DA Polisher.
    I did have a few runs here and there. Some bad pooling on the hood. i had some fish eyes and after alot of clear to fill them, i got some issues. Just time consuming the sand them all out. I only have the trunk filler to finish. I sprayed some black over the stripping area on the back side visible to the trunk area. the painter suggested this. So black first, scrotch bright tonight, then base/clearcoat.

    this weekend will be lots of sanding. First all the runs while the paint is still soft. then i start on the body. Thanks for checking out my progess.
     
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    Oh BTW, if you didn't notice, no professional paint booth this time. i made my own in my garage. Hardly no trash at all.
     
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    Good stuff!
     
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    Really like that silver? in the stripes kuel effect!!
     
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    +1 here.
    Okay, Dude. How'd ya do those stripes? Love the bare metal effect.
     
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