1969 Chevy C10

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:47 am
Doright wrote:How many sessions of 2K do you do?


It depends on the condition of the vehicle. Since the metal was terribly beat up on this one, I sprayed 2 coats of epoxy on the media blasted metal first. Lightly block sanded to find the highs and lows, worked the metal with a hammer and dolly, skimmed the really rough spots with filler and then shot 2 coats of Polyester Primer.

From there I guide coat and block sand with 150 grit, which removes most of the Poly Primer and gets things fairly straight. Then I shoot 2 coats of 2k build primer over that and block sand with 180 grit until guide coat is removed and follow with 320 grit.

If all looks satisfactory I will wet sand with 600 grit and prep for paint.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:14 pm
Final coat of 2k build primer:
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This side is still flashing off:
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Now to guide coat and then wet sand it with 600 grit and it should be ready to prep and paint tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:18 am
So I blew up your pic.s and threw some colored filters over them....you, sir, are in great shape on these.... let the final sanding and paint process begin...... :goodjob:
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DarrelK wrote:So I blew up your pic.s and threw some colored filters over them....you, sir, are in great shape on these.... let the final sanding and paint process begin...... :goodjob:


Yikes! You are way beyond me in the technical savvy part. Didn't even know there were such things as colored filters. :whoops:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:48 am
So it's a funny story about the filtering thing. I'm a Wooden Artifacts Specialist with the American Institute for Conservation. About 10 years or so ago I was just messing around looking at some stuff that stone and rock conservation guys were doing. They were working with archeologists that found they could "see" paintings/carvings on cave walls that were invisible to the naked eye. When they took pictures of those walls, blew them up and put different colors and textures of fillers over them everything was visible and clear.
Well, that gave me some ideas about the condition of surfaces that I see and set up some filters along with my own instructions about what I was constantly seeing. It has helped me identify repair work, alterations in what some feel are "original" coatings, etc. Hoping I can kind of leave this as instruction manual for our family business when I'm gone.
I find that with metal paint surfaces I can at least tell how "level/flat" is by running a few of my filters over the pic.......
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Decade old technology and I'm just now hearing about. Can you say, behind the times? LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:07 pm
Shot the base this morning. Not perfect but I keep reminding myself it is just a driver. The owner plans on using it when moving to a new home in January. His words, "it's going to get dinged and scratched because I plan on using it."

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:27 pm
3 coats of Euro Clear.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:06 pm
That looks great! I've really become addicted to that Tamco Euro Clear. Stuff builds fast and just levels and levels.... It's one of the best clears for the new higher powered 5 and 6 stage turbine systems.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:02 pm
Putting it back together:
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Ordered the trim for the tail lights today.
Also noticed the reverse lights are not working so another issue to deal with.

Once I get the trim installed on the bed, I will begin working on the hood. Trying to wrap this up by the end of the month.
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