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55 Century 66R Project

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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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After two weddings, two family reunions and numerous rainy weekends, I finally was able to finish sand blasting the fuel tank.

 

 

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My mom was a busy lady.  I would ask her, "Mom, you need any help?"

 

She would often reply, "Can you give me more hours in the day?"

 

Good luck with the Buick!  

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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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Saturday after mudding, blocking and sanding. I when up to Menards to pick up a few things. I went down this one isle and discovered the tool I was missing. I have been doing it all wrong!  

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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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Our Grand Puppy stopped by for a visit. Little did Roxy know that she would be sanding on the old Buick front fender. By the look on her face I don’t think she’s really into it!

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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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I found this video clip my friend Chris made back in 1996. See if you can find the humor in this.
 


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@Mudbone Amazing motion in that video.  At that speed you should be done by last Tuesday I figure...😁  But like all your work, the final product looks fantastic! 

 

It's been a while. I forgot if you have already chosen top coat colors?

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With all the inspiration I received from everyone at the show, I was back at it this morning!

 

 

 

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

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