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Old 01-29-2019, 02:53 AM   #176
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Progress is slim to none but good news is that I am a Grandpa! And tonight we brought home our still to be named puppy. Happened a bit too fast for me but he's here and boy is he cute.

Did spend a few minutes the other day masking for primer.
I suspect progress will be slow for a spell.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:53 PM   #177
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DO yourself a favor and do not put primer over bare metal.

You should be spraying SEALER over bare metal.

Without sealer it will rust under the primer!!!!

I wish someone had told me that a long time ago.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:09 PM   #178
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DO yourself a favor and do not put primer over bare metal
Unless it is etching primer.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:47 PM   #179
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etching primer then epoxy sealer
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:09 PM   #180
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Hmmm....gettin' lots of help, huh Brad!?!

What caught my eye was the high/lo that looks like it's gonna occur between the existing paint on the panel and bare metal up ahead of the wheel well....
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:07 PM   #181
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That'll get feathered out before final prime/paint, leveled again, then spray the whole quarter (car)?). Single stage so it'll be easy to final block and buff to damn well good enough in the end.

Lookin' good.

Congratulations on the new additions to the family.
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Old 02-27-2019, 04:59 PM   #182
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Been too cold for paint.
Did get to PnP for some seat foam.
My thought is even the wrong year (89) and wrong side (pass) will be better than starting from scratch.
Time will tell.
(anyone need a decent seat cover?)
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:28 PM   #183
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I was going to say you should be able to sell the seat skin bottom to recoup some costs but I see it has been repaired. Still worth a shot.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:17 PM   #184
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The Volvo meet might be a little out of my reach.
Still much sanding, mudding and more primer.
Felt good to see progress. Can really see what still needs attention. But I knew that going in.
I know for a fact that I don't want to paint.
I did give my son a try at a coat. He had fun but you could tell it won't be an interest.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:01 AM   #185
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You can use a wooden dowel, rubber hose, or something with the same radius, as a sanding block to smooth out the curve right above the trim line.

I've also made custom sanding blocks out of rigid foam by taping some sand paper to the car (rough side out) in a good spot that has the shape I want. Then rub the rigid foam block against the sand paper until the block has that shape. You'll want to use a heavier grit for making the block, but make sure it's flexible enough to conform to the shape of the car.
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:09 PM   #186
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Thanks Johnny P,
I knew that my mud needed more work but I wanted to prime while the weather was good.
Love the custom sanding block idea!
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:57 PM   #187
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No prob.

Another tip is once you have the shape right and everything looks good, wet sand the primer with 2000 grit or something really fine, and shine a light on it. Sometimes you can't see things until the light is reflecting off of it. you can always scuff it up again with 500 grit or a scotch pad before paint.

Keep it up!
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:15 PM   #188
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Looks good. Now buy a can of cheap flat black spray paint and give the panel an even dusting. This is your guide coat. Then using a block and only with a block, no free hand, finger impression sanding, sand the panel in a cross hatch pattern. Use at least a 12-18 inch block. This will help you find low spots (will stay black) and high spots will fade very fast. You will have to prime it again when done. If picky do the same thing all over again with the "guide" coat.
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:15 PM   #189
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