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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2023 6:26 pm
Jim how long did you let base coat sit b4 clear? by the dates on the pics it was 9 days.
Definitely eliminates any possibility of trapped solvents!

Like how you put clear outside to cure in UV Rays :goodjob:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2023 10:47 pm
The date on the pics is accurate, however I did spray 3 coats of base and spaced them out because I knew it would be a while before my clear arrived. It was at least 4 days between the last coat and the clear.

Finished the cut and buff work on the body today:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2023 7:20 am
I thought it was important to point out because so many of us think that we have to rush to get the clear on the Base coat, At least I always have, thinking I needed a chemical bond when in fact its not true if your adding a Bit of the clears activator to the Base coat.
Better to let the Base sit a bit and fully gas out.

The Clear looks Amazing! Mirror finish! Really nice job! :goodjob: :clap: :worthy:

How ya liking that Spit now?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2023 6:51 pm
Taped off the chrome (?) and repainted the black on these quarter panel emblems. The chrome on the one looks a bit lighter than the other. Doubt anyone will ever notice since they are on opposite sides of the car, however it still bothers me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2023 9:12 am
Paint looks awesome. Very nice color too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2023 6:08 pm
Mounted emblems today and move the car outside for pics.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2023 9:47 pm
Really like that color when the clear is laid down like this. Guy that I see at one of our shows now and then has this color but his clear just makes it look so muddy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 10:08 pm
'68 Coronet R/T wrote:Mounted emblems today and move the car outside for pics.

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She's looking absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing her all put together.

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How did you mount the emblems?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2023 11:04 pm
They have pins on the back side that go through holes in the quarter panel.
I had to make new rubber washers for them and purchased new thread cutting nuts for the pins.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2023 7:11 pm
Wow ! Looking really good.

Q in reference to your time allowed between bc and cc. I was under the assumption that cc was to go on after bc flash time, meaning all within the same day. I see that you waited several days.

That lead me to researching and I found that some have waited days to months to cc after bc.

Knowing this, is there any prepping of the bc for the bonding of the cc when one waits a week or 2 to cc such as tacking off ? I can only imagine that if one waited a month that it would need washing too.

I went back and looked at the paint TDS that I used on my '93 jeep and it only stated to "allow basecoat to set up for 15 minutes prior to clear coating".
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