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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:25 am
I posted that pic of the Vett from my phone directly to the web sight wasn't hard or complicated.

What Clear did you use?
My Paint Jobber outlet folded up out here, I have to go to Vegas now to get Dupont now under the Axalta name.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:52 am
I use Valspar Debeer, it's supposed to be really good. Must be the painter that's not so good :rolleyes: Last couple panels came out a lot better for flow but the trash is still deeper than I'm used to and I'm still having issues with the sand scratches when color sanding.

Where do you post pics here on the web site? I haven't really searched for it yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:06 am
I don't know I was playing around and hit "UP load attachment" at bottom of page "Its in Blue" next to options. selected browse selected the file I wished to up load and doubled clicked it from there I clicked on Preview and wallah! it was my picture. Then I clicked submit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:21 pm
Well Heck with all of it all this time off is being to work out in the shop!
I been tinkering with the Fire bird sheet metal project from He!!.

Working on rear window channels right now I got the rotten ones off and Fabricated new ones from Scratch. There looking good so far I will have to get some pics before welding.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:58 pm
Crazy times for sure. I've pretty much lost my mind doing the cut and buff. It all looks great through the sanding stages with a sun gun to boot. By the time I finish buffing there's sand scratches everywhere, not at a glance but when you Really look it's there. I've given up, I'll finish the rest of the pieces, build the car and worry about it later. :knockout:

Look forward to some pics of the bird progress Dennis!

Speaking of pics, I managed to copy all my pics out of photobucket, took forever but it had to be done. I'll take a pic one day and figure out how to upload it here :goodjob:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:20 pm
IMG_20200329_092406.jpg


I think the pics worked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:16 am
Look at that COLOR!!!!

I'm no Fan of cutting and Buffing anymore I Sand with 1200 Once! that's it! Use the Wool pad and other pads from there.
The Multiple Sanding steps with multiple grits causes more problems than its worth in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Dang, I wish I could knock it flat with 1200 and be able to buff out the scratches. I used to go to 2000 and buff the Chroma Premier no problem. No luck with this, it looks good until you really look hard from various angles. What are you using for buffing compounds?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:37 pm
Presta stuff
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:05 pm
I made an update too my Fire bird thread

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21429&start=60

I have more pics to post after I finish up today, I got the LH wheel well back in yesterday doing the right side today then ALL my Major Sheet metal and Rust repairs will be done!!!!!!
Now the body work stage can begin! along with getting it back on 4 wheels soon.
Its raining out side today so I wont be Sand blasting the Front frame or the rear end today.

Still need to finish blasting the floor clean all the under coating is off and wire wheeled clean but I want to blast it clean as well before Epoxy Paint. I am hoping things start going faster now. Very excited to have all the rust repairs completed and behind me now.
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