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post #31 of 52 Old 03-28-2011, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Right now it's overcast, 35*, and was just snowing.

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post #32 of 52 Old 03-30-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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M'kay guys, I sprayed color last night but I ****ed it up. Sprayed way to thick and got major runs. I'm going to have to sand a lot of it down and re spray. Oh well, live and learn. Don't have any pics, but I'll post some when I'm happy with the finished product.

Other than the runs it's looking pretty good. Tried sanding today but the paint is still a bit gummy, so I'll work on it tomorrow.
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post #33 of 52 Old 03-31-2011, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it only took a year but it's finally done. It came out great to. There's one area where the runs showed through a bit, and it ran in two more places. First right around the gas tank filler hole and just on the edge of the rear valence. Overall I'm happy.









Sprayed 4 individual coats. 1st coat was a tack coat, 2nd coat was a tad thicker, 3rd and 4th coats were wet coats.

First tack coat:







Second tack coat:





Final Coat:





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Also have blue arm hairs because I painted short sleeve. I would def. say the big surprise of the whole thing was how well the passenger fender turned out. You would honestly never know it was damaged.
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post #34 of 52 Old 03-31-2011, 03:22 PM
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Wow i wish i had that kind of time

Nice job, if only i could do that to my parents garage...
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post #35 of 52 Old 03-31-2011, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Wow i wish i had that kind of time

Nice job, if only i could do that to my parents garage...
Thanks! It's called running-yourself-into-the-ground-over-spring-break-trying-to-get-this-done.

By they way, before anyone starts asking, I'm getting a new windshield Saturday, that's why I didn't tape it off.
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post #36 of 52 Old 04-01-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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99% done. Few more things to bolt on but for the most part it's done! Glass guy came by this afternoon and got my new windshield.







Spray can truck bed liner in the fenders.



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post #37 of 52 Old 04-01-2011, 07:46 PM
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Damn man, my hat goes off to you. That's some patience, determination, and attention to detail. Final product looks like it just rolled off the assembly line. Congratulations!
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post #38 of 52 Old 04-01-2011, 08:05 PM
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nice work!
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post #39 of 52 Old 04-01-2011, 08:30 PM
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hey man I love ur work im gonna be doing some body work any recommendations as in paint and sanding???

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post #40 of 52 Old 04-01-2011, 08:52 PM
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how much paint did that hood take to finish it? This summer we're repainting my dad's hood. also, what did you use for primer? I cheaply painted my doors (rattle can primer and duplicolor rattle can paint) and it didn't turn out so well. SO big repainting over the summer
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post #41 of 52 Old 04-01-2011, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!

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hey man I love ur work im gonna be doing some body work any recommendations as in paint and sanding???
Don't use Bondo. Use a quality brand. I used USC Duraglass which is a fiberglass filler and will hold up to body flex, then used USC Icing finishing putty. If you take anything down to metal use an epoxy primer on bare metal.

Also use a sealer over the any body filler if you don't use a primer. Simple body work and repaint can be done without having to use any high build/filler primer.


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how much paint did that hood take to finish it? This summer we're repainting my dad's hood. also, what did you use for primer? I cheaply painted my doors (rattle can primer and duplicolor rattle can paint) and it didn't turn out so well. SO big repainting over the summer
The hood didn't take much at all. A quart of paint will go a long way. I'll be keeping an eye out for hood as well, something that's dent free. I used up all my paint and figured another quart will do the hood and any future mods like metalcloaks or armor.

I used PPG Omni line of paint. Bare metal I used their epoxy primer and for filler primer I used their 2k urethane surfacer.
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post #42 of 52 Old 08-31-2011, 02:24 PM
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very good job! i agree with everyone else on your attention to detail.

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post #43 of 52 Old 08-31-2011, 07:04 PM
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Man that was a lot of work. I just had mine sprayed with Superliner. Best $350 I ever spent.
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post #44 of 52 Old 08-31-2011, 08:24 PM
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Anybody watch Dexter?
lol, on the very first shot of your garage, Dexter immediately popped into my head. Great work man!
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post #45 of 52 Old 08-31-2011, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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lol, on the very first shot of your garage, Dexter immediately popped into my head. Great work man!
Hah, I was surprised nobody else caught that.

Thanks guys!

This time I'm not getting dirt stains, would seem I might not have let the very first spray last summer dry enough before putting into use and it stained. It's holding up great, already been scratched a bit from the colorado pine trees. First wax will be when I put the doors on for the winter!
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