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Hey Mudd - Glad to see more how to videos and the yakety sax was a riot.   Paint here has been waiting for over 25 years - you're doing a superb job and appreciate you taking the time to make all the how to videos

 

Factory gaps on mine are recdiculous.  Same pinch at the trunk edge, same passenger door fitment issues at forward edge and top rear edge, driver side at fender to cowl.  Been staring at it wondering how to attack it. Your trunk and door edge gap fixes were interesting.

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I found some lost video of Project 66R. (Coming home from the media blaster) On the way home one of the fender wells blew of the trailer. (Just minor damage) My son Matt filmed this. He still thinks he’s a comedian!

 

 

 

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You just gotta love the women who worked all day and didn't complain.  Reminds me of my mom.  She'd be up and dressed with breakfast ready in the AM when I got up and still going strong when I went to bed.  She'd always tell me "Too soon old, too late smart."

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I spent two full days on the Buick. I am sore and tired. Did a lot of block sanding. The right 1/4 is looking good and so is the drivers door. I need to take a few more Fridays off and get bigger chunks of this thing done.

 

 

 

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On 1/14/2019 at 8:24 PM, Mudbone said:

I have been doing it all wrong!  

I guess so...everybody uses one don't they.:D

Since I never worked in a body shop, I don't know the "proper" tools so other devices become re-purposed:  like using stick-on sand paper on a carpenters level for the large flat panels.

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 I sent this to my friend Chris (Car Guy). This was his response...... 
(Make sure she blocks at a forty five degree angle, most dogs and some cats tend to sand in the same spot to long creating ridges and low areas) 😂

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Looking good!

 

I started using the powder guide coat from 3M a couple years ago and have never looked back.  I've painted 5 cars with this stuff, and haven't even needed a refill yet.

 

https://www.amazon.com/3M-05861-Guide-Cartridge-Applicator/dp/B000PENEMM/ref=asc_df_B000PENEMM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312429177733&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14007963278829060874&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9022943&hvtargid=pla-406825123634&psc=1

 

The first image is of the red 72 GSX that was at the meet last week.  The second is of my Skylark I did a couple years ago for our wedding.  Sometimes I use this on polyester high build primer if I am having trouble seeing imperfections when blocking.  Otherwise, I use it on the last coat of surfacer just before paint.  I use a small block with 6-800 grit to knock down the surfacer and sand until the guide coat is completely gone...all over.  This way, you can see EVERY spot or imperfection you missed in previous blocking and filling.

 

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15 hours ago, Smartin said:

Looking good!

 

I started using the powder guide coat from 3M a couple years ago and have never looked back.  I've painted 5 cars with this stuff, and haven't even needed a refill yet.

 

https://www.amazon.com/3M-05861-Guide-Cartridge-Applicator/dp/B000PENEMM/ref=asc_df_B000PENEMM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312429177733&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14007963278829060874&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9022943&hvtargid=pla-406825123634&psc=1

 

The first image is of the red 72 GSX that was at the meet last week.  The second is of my Skylark I did a couple years ago for our wedding.  Sometimes I use this on polyester high build primer if I am having trouble seeing imperfections when blocking.  Otherwise, I use it on the last coat of surfacer just before paint.  I use a small block with 6-800 grit to knock down the surfacer and sand until the guide coat is completely gone...all over.  This way, you can see EVERY spot or imperfection you missed in previous blocking and filling.

 

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IMG_6174.JPG

 

 

I have the powder also. I will probably use that next.

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On ‎1‎/‎19‎/‎2020 at 8:10 PM, Kosage Chavis said:

How did you get the top to separate from the radiator?

I took it to a radiator shop as I am having the correct three row core installed. He did all the un-soldering.

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