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1968 Mercury Cougar

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:51 pm
Getting close to having all the pieces painted.


Here's the door after buffing.

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The hood and decklid still need cut and buff.

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The last of the pieces finally in primer.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:23 am
Looks fantastic. How do you like the SPI Euro 2020 clear?
What was the verdict on the Sata RP?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:23 pm
I'm liking the EuroClear.....but I did notice some spots yesterday that weren't there after I finished buffing a week ago. I had the same issue with the universal on dad's car. There was one spot that looked kind of like a clear worm (hang with me here, it's hard to explain). I can wetsand until it's gone, buff and it looks great. A week later you can see it again. It can only be seen in certain light so I don't know if I'll ever be able to get a pic to show it up or not. I've really been paying attention to how well I stir the clear. I'll mix with the paint stick for 30 secs. switching rotation every 5 seconds or so. If I ever get a pic I'll post here and on SPI forums as well.

As far as the SATA, I didn't care for it at all. It kicked up way too much overspray. I tried one coat with it and then switched back to the Iwata for the other coats. I know that's not giving it a fair shake by only doing one coat. I've got several small jobs coming up so I might try again. I don't know if this SATA RP 2 is totally different than the SATA 3000 RP's or not. I would really like to know.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:31 pm
Getting closer. I'm finally starting to get my cut and buff procedure fine tuned.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:51 am
Looking really good man! I love that color! Looks simply amazing!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:36 am
Thanks. The color really pops when the sun hits it.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:02 pm
Looks fabulous, very interesting color.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:41 am
Thanks. It's Cinnamon from '08 Mercury.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:56 pm
My part is finished! I was wanting to get a good pic of the car in the sun, but our weather here (KY) is horrible right now. I'm hoping to see this car leave Monday. Still yet I'll take a pic of it outside.

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