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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Orange71, Mar 21, 2010.
Idle video in my signature or go back to post# 201
Looks great George! Very stealthy, and all business under there.
Thanks Doug! IMO, that's exactly what the underside of the car should be.
Stealthy is a pretty good word to describe what you got goin on under there
George I have seen your post on here since I became a member. But I just sat down and read your entire post on your ride. VERY NICE!! Of course my car is not there yet, but you have the same attention to detail that I want in my ride. I have my car all figured out in my head, so it's just time and money to get it there, and I've finally got back on it to get things done. Again, top notch job. Your video really shows how shiny that Hugger orange is, need sunglasses just to watch it. Hats off my friend!
Dang George, I really like the work you have put into your car just George-ous
I to am going the black engine compartment. What black paint or coating did you use for your engine compartment sheetmetal? Really a nice semi gloss finish. I hope you dont mind if I immulate some of your choices. Nice work my friend, just how many years has this project taken? I am on year two.. A lot of goofy crap from the previous owner has been repaired, new engine being installed.
2013/2014 winter projects time begins today.
Nothing major getting done again this winter. Mostly stuff that I've been putting off until I had time. My car has been "done" and on the road since late summer 1998. We painted the front spoiler with black single stage paint that we added a bit of flattening agent to. That's 15 years of road abuse! It's been getting beat up over the last few years now that I'm driving it more often (less show time).
Getting the spoiler off was a breeze. I used black aluminum rivets with backing washers to install it figuring it wouldn't come off all that often. I'd say once in 15 years isn't all that often! Took about 5 minutes to get them all drilled out.
A few pics of some of the stone chips...kinda hard to see:
15 years of bug juice & road grime:
and a little paint rubbing:
Under the spoiler nastiness:
A righteous death!
The plan is to feather out the paint chips and use rattle can Plasti Dip this time. I figure a plastic paint on a plastic part should work out fine and it should be a little more durable. If I don't like it I understand the stuff just peels off. https://www.dipyourcar.com/home.php?gclid=CP3X8oHosLsCFSLxOgodSXMA6g
Lookin good George!!
I am sure what ever you attempt will be perfection, just like the rest of your car.