Buick fender swoosh line

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by scubasteve455, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    We all know with 1st year parts . The body lines are clean and sharp. (Early 70 fenders versus late 71) stamping out thousands of fenders the latter become not so good. Stamps wore out. So I got an idea. After all body work performed and ready to prime. I chose to spray (2) coats of sprayable polyester. This product is a very high Quality polyester. Ilimunates all imperfections. I thought to put on a 3M foam arpature tape on the swoosh line. Then applied (2) coats of poly. Peeled off and applied the third coat just on the line where tape was to get it to melt
     
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  2. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

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  3. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    IMG_0668.JPG I rolled it with 150grit to the left and to the right 3-4 " back n forth notice the black epoxy line.
     
  4. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Now I'll block the rest of the fender after the swoosh is done.
     
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Once a fender is hit in the area, there's no getting back that crisp line. Ive seen some repaired fenders where its gone altogether.
     
  6. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    You are absolutely correct. Throw the fender away
     
  7. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Go to car shows and look at the Buick Skylark GS fenders that people could not get right. Hard to look at
     
  8. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    These fenders I'm working on are very nice . Minimum damage. I just thought I'd show guys how I do bodywork. Everyone has their way. That polyester I sprayed over that body work is excellent product .
     
  9. Art B

    Art B Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting those pictures. They are very helpful. While I'm still on the doors, the fenders are next.
     
  10. Brad Conley

    Brad Conley Super Moderator Staff Member

    I always looked at that as a teardrop running front to back...rear quarter has those same lines, both with the wheel in the middle of the tear.
     
  11. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    IMG_0670.jpg Buick Design engineers were definitely GM's Best! Or just GM Design engineers.
    Because Buicks Agenda was definitely the space program (Rockets) They look like
    The blast out of the rocket (flame) coming out of the rocket engine. Maybe I'm reading into it to much.
     
  12. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the Shelby guys. Only picture in wind tunnel images to get my point across!
    Hah!
     
  13. agetnt9

    agetnt9 Agetnt9 (Dan)

    NICE !!!!!
     
  14. TWO72"s

    TWO72"s Silver Level contributor

    My 71 GS back when I was 17 years old in 1980. We painted the swoosh lines on with gold metal flake !!! lol Man I miss that car IMG_0721 - Copy.JPG
     
  15. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    That is cool ! Vintage!
     
  16. STAGE2PAT

    STAGE2PAT Well-Known Member

    Great idea on how to help duplicate those complex body lines !
     

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