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Old 09-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #161
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So much closer to being done!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:34 PM   #162
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AWESOME!!! so stoked about this build! Nice work
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:54 PM   #163
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I hate it when paint lifts or fish eyes!!!


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Old 09-12-2012, 10:57 PM   #164
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So I went at it again after work and the gym (yes on 3hrs sleep)

blocking the high-build on the hatch



all blocked out



Then I started working on the wing from way earlier in the thread



Then I spent about 2hrs stripping the messed up paint and sealer off the bumpers.



Tomorrow I'm going to re-scuff the bumpers, clean the living hell out of them with prep-all, and paint them along with the hatch. If I think I can make the time I may try to finish the wing first so I can paint that as well, leaving nothing left to paint besides fenders and hood later down the road. I don't have time to finish/mold/re-make/paint a set of fenders for the Letchworth G2G
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:42 AM   #165
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Good to know the one i bought was about $40 and the ESP plan just in case (cracked the inside when i was cleaning it out). It seemed to lay primer down fine and maybe base coat. Clear coat did not want to lay down with it (assuming tips were the problem) It worked for what i needed it to do though. Of course though i painted it in my driveway in the open with no coverings.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:37 PM   #166
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went and picked up a pressure gauge for the DeVilbiss and was able to dial in the spray pattern WAYYYYYY better due to it. I let the pics do the talking.....

finished mod'ing the RS wing to utilize factory brakelight:



then fixed the corner that broke off:



then Checko scuffed it for paint:



Oh yeah, while I was working on that dung-pile of a passenger fender, Luke and Checko also re-scuffed the bumpers





and also the gas door:



Then it became time to start the paint process.

Sealer:









Base Coats:

















Two coats of clear:



































SUUUUUUUPERRRR happy about how everything went AND came out tonight. Even fixed the spot where the moth eff'd up the paint on the passenger quarter. Gonna let it all cure til saturday morning and spend the day assembling the car.

Yet another big thanks to Luke and Checko for their volunteer'd time and superb efforts to aid me in this labor-intensive build. Wouldn't be NEAR where I am without their help!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:40 PM   #167
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Mmmm, fresh paint. I do like seeing that.
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Looks excellent, Oh the projects I'd have done if I could paint. Can't wait to see it all together.
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Does the finish looked textured...or do you have to wet sand and buff ??

I really like my Red ....but now after the years darn sun has it like 3 colors from metal, plastic & fiberglass pieces.
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Does the finish looked textured...or do you have to wet sand and buff ??

I really like my Red ....but now after the years darn sun has it like 3 colors from metal, plastic & fiberglass pieces.
some spots are textured but yes everything needs a wesand and buff. I totally know what you mean about the color differences....I had the paint mixed based on an infared scan of the door and everything....I ended up painting the fuel door only because once I compared it to the fresh paint on the shell it looked too light of a color.

Oh, I forgot to post these pics from when I was altering the wing becuase my phone had died while I was working on the car and never uploaded them.....









Rolled the car out in the sun :)



Oh, and LOLLERSTANCE with SVT wheels hahahaha

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