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Old 08-12-2018, 09:29 PM
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Bare fiberglass


Paint


Amazing seaplane


Finished product
Finally summoned the courage to do a bit of painting on the 69 I have owned now for 18 months or so. Rock chips of 5 decades really made the front lower area look terrible after I put on a new rubber airdam from Zip. Sooooo... out came the paint gun and hope.
First pic is sanded with 150 grit then sandblasted the areas I could not reach to bare fiberglass.
Second pic is painting.
Third is the blend line. Came out better than I ever hoped for. That is basecoat/clear into acrylic lacquer.
Fourth is final product!
Absolutely amazing!!
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:20 PM
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Wow, very nice blend area. Wish you lived in my town.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:47 AM
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Good job, congrats!
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:51 AM
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Thanks guys!
I put this on the board to hopefully demonstrate an alternative to living with a chipped front end until you decide to paint the entire car.
Its not that difficult to blend the old non-metalic colors with modern basecoat/clear as long as the paint is not too faded. New materials and equipment are waaaay easier to handle than the old style stuff. You don't have to be a great painter, just good at fixing your mistakes!!
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I hate working on those lower front valance, they are so low you have to stand on your head !
Nice work ! ... done right by removing everything.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:29 PM
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Good job on the rock chips/looks like new.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by VERYSOON View Post
Thanks guys!
I put this on the board to hopefully demonstrate an alternative to living with a chipped front end until you decide to paint the entire car.
Its not that difficult to blend the old non-metalic colors with modern basecoat/clear as long as the paint is not too faded. New materials and equipment are waaaay easier to handle than the old style stuff. You don't have to be a great painter, just good at fixing your mistakes!!
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That last line says it all.
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Plus it only has to be 10-footer, not flawless. And a good place to practice before you try to touch up that crack repair on the hood surround.
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