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Old 04-21-2013, 12:08 AM   #391
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Nice! Nice! Nice! That's a lot to accomplish in one(long)day, great work.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:00 AM   #392
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #394
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Well, I spent the last 6hrs in the garage. I've got both fenders ready for a final rob down in 400 grit, the rub strips and hatch trim are rubbed down in 400 already, and I am nearly done with repairs to the wing. I'll have to do some more sanding on the wing tomorrow before getting it in 400 grit, then 400 the fenders, and everything is ready for paint. planning to finish up and then paint tomorrow after work, then let everything sit/cure until thursday after work to re-assemble, then leave for ohio friday afternoon(taking a half day at work fri)





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Old 04-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #395
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Are you using the new fibreglass fenders now?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:06 AM   #396
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Are you using the new fibreglass fenders now?
I am not. I decided that I'm tired of spending so much time on the car, and that I just want to be able to DRIVE IT. So I decided to just paint the metal fenders and keep them in an effort to save time and effort. I'm quite burnt out on the whole project....so I just couldn't bring myself to do the extra work of building two more fenders, I'd never have it finished for this weekend if I tried to build two fenders and then prep them for paint.

I WILL however, be making fiberglass fenders and mounting them up to show how well they fit and whatnot.....
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:45 AM   #397
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Ugh, Why am I always finishing up paintjobs after 3am?!?!?

anyways, kinda fought an uphill battle with the paint process, but in the end I was victorious. First, I was in a hurry cause it was already 10pm when I was trying to spray sealer....and ran the sealer on one of the fenders. So I waited for it to dry and wetsanded with 400....Then on color I kept having lift, so had to wait for the color to dry, then wetsand with 600 and hit the next coat. ended up with 4 coats of paint to make it go away. Finally I got to clear....and realized I had less hardener than I thought....barely had enough. got 3 SOLID coats of clear on, and I have to say it came out pretty damn good. Well, aside from one QP rub strip that lifted REALLY bad and I couldn't save it. going to have to sand that one down and pound some adhesion promoter on it before trying again. And I put a beefy run on the top of the wing from having it hanging too upright.

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after 4 coats of color





First clear



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second clear





Third clear



Going to leave this stuff sit until thursday after work and then assemble the car.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:49 AM   #398
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Wow working long hours! Its going to pay off in the end it looks great! are you bringing it to SIF?
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Wow working long hours! Its going to pay off in the end it looks great! are you bringing it to SIF?
You bet your dupa!

it's truly the only reason I'm up so late trying to finish. I missed SiF last year because the car wasn't assembled.....HAVE to make it this year!
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:45 AM   #400
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cant wait to check it out! sure hope I'm moved out of my apartment in time to go
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