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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:18 pm
Well did the 400 grit as planned yesterday found two more spots that needed a skim of filler just small thin ones. Sanded out whole car and ended up putting another coat of Hi build on it. Then pushed it out side to sit in the Sun.

Had to run to work this morning in Palmdale Ca. then turn around and come back home just got back, the Bird has been sitting in the Sun all day. its only 109 here now.

At 6 am in Baker Ca. it was 90 something on the Big thermometer, when I drove back threw at about 1pm it was 110+

I know guys say to let em sit for a few days out in the Sun but I really need to get more done. headed back out there now gonna push it back into the shop and start another round of 400 grit dry if all goes well will do 600 wet.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:38 am
I live in the woods so rolling out in the sun would cause problems. Tree pitch, pollen, bird poop and so on. The speed I work it has plenty of time to dry.
I haven't used high build in quite a while, been pretty happy with slicksand.
Can't get over the temperatures you're having, that's crazy hot
In the hospital waiting to go in for the next stent, going to be a long day :rolleyes:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 am
Good luck then today I hope every thing goes well.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:39 am
Thanks, I survived, they put in 5 of them. It's like getting run over 5 times. Still hurting but it's over and I'm home :goodjob:

Unfortunately I can't do anything for a week or so
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Wow! I am glad you made it out scary stuff,
But I am gonna talk to my new Doc and get checked out I'm too young to feel the way I do.

Did they go through the wrist or the Groin? :shocked:


I am sorry for late replie been Spending time with my Partner on the Fire bird long time friend hes in really bad shape (understatement!!!) who is at home alone Hospice care, he has no family here, and I am his oldest friend on sight.
One of his kids finally said they would be out here Friday. I don't wanna say it BUT


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:03 am
Through the wrist, that's the preferred method, the groin is plan B.
If you feel lousy get checked out, a stress test is just walking on a treadmill while they monitor your heart. Not much to it.

Sorry to hear about your friend. That's tough to go through. We lost 3 friends in the last 8 months, just brutal
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:04 pm
I am glad your doing better.

Last time I took a stress test they tried to Kill me on the treadmill.
That was over 10 years ago I am over due.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:29 pm
That's kind of the funny thing about the treadmill, how do they know if it's your heart or you're just in lousy shape? With my back being so bad I'm in pretty lousy shape, can't walk far enough to get tired. I only lasted 2 min on the treadmill and they knew somehow.

Just want to get the next 5 or so days over with and get back to working on the car. I need to sandblast some smaller parts and paint them before I can continue with the wiring
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:25 am
I did as planned did the 600 wet came out good over all have a few small spots that sanded through but only a few, Thinking about doing one more coat of primer as I car still see some Sand scratch in roof. I have to learn to put a little bit heavier coats on I always go to light.
But over all I could just touch up light spots spot sand and go with base coat.

Got both doors out and striped down of all the hardware and glass off and out sanded out drivers door skin to bare metal just has a couple little door dings, Plan to blast inside back side so I dont have to hand sand it, so far absolutely zero rust signs which is good thing. Also dug out some of the other pieces that need to be striped Trunk, Dutchman panel, front lower chin, Fenders are still hanging from ceiling.

And once again its All on hold at the moment:

My Buddy/partner past away other the other night in his sleep after I had left, :cry:
His Oldest Son showed up Friday as planned. I have been helping him clean the place out yesterday and again today he only has this week to deal with everything. He is a good kid, I just wished he could have gotten here sooner.

To top it off:
I had problems at the rental yesterday morning first thing 6 am that I had to deal with on Top of everything else. They are good people just not the brightest. They broke the main water line too the house! Not intentionally as they were just trying to clean up yard.
In the end it looks like it had been leaking for a while where it broke and it's a good thing I had to deal with it, I am glad it happened while I was at home and not in California.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:51 pm
Sorry to hear of your friend passing. Was that Skip? It's such a miserable thing to go through watching someone fade away with nothing anyone can do.

Good thing you were home for the water leak. You could have had quite the water bill if you didn't shut it off fast.

Making good progress on the bird. You'll be painting before you know it.

I'm staining cedar, need to finish some more of the siding on the garage while the weather is still nice. And it's light duty work while I'm stuck taking it easy
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