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Old 02-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #181
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Looks good!
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:42 AM   #182
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And I thought mine needed a wash lol. I love the way the badgeless look turned out I'm wanting to do it to mine now!!
And now the car smells like skunk. lol
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:58 AM   #183
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Rear Ford Debadging.

Here's more pictures of the process. It really wasn't all that hard, it just takes time and patience waiting for everything to dry.

Before:



Another before but I had already cut the top portion of the badge's backing and sanded it.



First layer of body filler. I had to put another small layer of filler after I had sanded it down the first time just to build up a couple places and to get the shape better.




Sanded and waiting for priming.




After priming, I painted it black and sanded it down flat to get a smoother surface before doing the final coats. I did a light sanding between every layer to keep the edges down and keep everything as flat as possible.



Before doing the final layer of S1 blue paint, I spaid it all with a much lower cost blue paint. This allowed me to use much less S1 because the colors underneath matched much better that white or black would have. Everything was then heavily clear coated. Over time, the paint I use always seems to darken and match much better so ignore the fact that it is still a lighter color.





I still have a lot of sanding and polishing to do before it's done but I find that it goes much better after the clear coat has a chance to harden.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:20 AM   #184
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All this does is remind me that I need to finish fixing the little things on Ole' Yeller'


Looking good though
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #185
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All this does is remind me that I need to finish fixing the little things on Ole' Yeller'


Looking good though
lol. What little things?
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #186
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looks really good. if i didnt have my midwing (that has a scoop cut in it for the badge) i would do this to mine.

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #187
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looks good
but next time dont make a hard edge(like the primer the 7th pic down) you want to feather the edges so that is blends good
I paint on the side and wash the car too
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looks really good though!!!
I'm going to do this to mine soon
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but next time dont make a hard edge(like the primer the 7th pic down) you want to feather the edges so that is blends good
I paint on the side and wash the car too
I know what you mean about the hard edges but how can you do that? I always tape off the area that I'm spraying when it's a small section like that. I'd love to know how you do it because that's the part I struggle with the most.

And I know I should have the whole back of the car clean when I do things like this but my car is a daily driver so it's impossible to keep clean over a long period of time. I just keep the section that I'm working on as clean as I can. It's not the best thing to do I admit but it works.

BTW. Great criticism. I'm still here to learn and any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Well I would of done the whole hatch I know it sounds like a lot but its the best way bit there's a bunch of different ways, the best for you would be to find a paint store the sales automotive paint and they be able to explain it better than me haha cause I just know how to do it
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