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And this is a driver, hmmmm.. Eeker

Looks Great, but awfully nice for a transportation car.. Wink Big Grin
 
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Much of any overkill goes directly to me learning good technique for #78.. rest assured I'll hear a sigh of disappointment when I hold the line and do NOT restore the belly or firewall Spin


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Ok. Note to self... subframes are torture and Quanta Q-coat original looking asphalt coating won't hide 220 grit sand scatches even though the presumption is that its thick.. It ain't and it runs very easy. I suppose there was no other way around getting rid if the rust pucker marks but man.. 20 real legit hours of sanding not to mention the sandblasting and priming night... I have a real solid appreciation for a car with a cherry frame thats for sure hammer

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It looks real glossy in this pic but its supposed to dull down etc. I will report back about the product itself after I get it home. I think David Parr did his with this stuff and I would like to here from him about his experience. The stuff is tough to get in to nooks so we decided to go the factory drippy look ( the instructions actually give you tips on making drips but I think thats for the Vette application). this drip we did on purpose on both sides as it will be heading uphill when installed.. maybe not correct but funky and cool for a driver.
This whole experience tells me I need a new plan for my next car confused Not so much easier but more authentic


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The second coat helped to hind the sanding marks but time will tell Roll Eyes


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This whole experience tells me I need a new plan for my next car Not so much easier but more authentic


#78 will benefit from everything you have learned! I can't wait for you to start that rig up!
 
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Tom, looking good!

I'm looking forward to using some of the products that are discussed in these threads, so I for one, am watching intently while some of you guys are working out the processes.(and "taking one for the team",so to speak!) Cheers

I understand the rush to get this car together, but I think that a little more curing time will be beneficial for your #78. (although a lot of the new products are designed for faster repairs) In this instance, I would suggest that a non-sanding enamel based sealer be applied before the top coat. That would also work under an acrylic enamel top coat, and should be compatible with this asphalt based product. That would lay down a smoothe surface to inspect, and if all is well, just spray the finish coat after 30-60 min. If trouble spots appear, let it dry and wet-sand those areas with 400 grit And follow up with a scuffing pad on the whole thing and top-coat it. If some scratches won't sand out, just spot in some more sealer.

Keep up the good work, Andy V
 
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Thanks Andy.. Your right. I could do what I did..shoot the whole thing in gloss black enamel..Make any necessary repairs and fix the spots missed then shoot the thing with correct coating.. I don't think this stuff is going to be it though. The stuff I've seen on original survivors is more like thinned out driveway sealer...
I could also consider powdercoating the freshly sandblasted unit in a bare steel color first so that inside the rails gets covered in what looks like fresh steel and then purposely not try to get black into the crannies... Now that'd be kookie Cheers


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Keep in mind that whatever this crap was it seems to have fallen off even if the wind blew Roll Eyes


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You know....correct, or not, I will not be able to do my Pacer that way! That stuff that they used was like left over rustproofing that they thinned down. Frowner It would not surprise me if they did something like that! I may stick with the semi-gloss Rustoleum that I used on the red car.
 
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I'm such a pig with posting pictures that I have single handedly clogged the site... I have erased 29!! pictures from this thread and will be scanning the site to remove others that don't matter... Roll Eyes


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Remember!!!

You don't have to erase anything!!! Just join PHOTOBUCKET and upload your PICS there and then post the link to the pictures in your post here!
It's quite easy and it will allow you and Bill not to have to spend more to expand the "DISC SIZE"
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Working on that.. my try at Kodak has failed .. if you go to the very first post on this thread and see that my link won't work any longer.. I'll try photobucket now for sho


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Big problem is these new hi res cameras take such huge photo files, like 1.5-2.2 MB. My old Sony relic takes photos using only 50-80 KB.
 
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I'm with Gary, correct or not, that nasty thin waxy stuff GM used sucks. On my Chevelle I used single stage urethane enamel that was cut down with a Dupont deglossing (flattening) agent. Looks good, and will outlast me.
 
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