Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Jan 29, 2008.
Looking good, I think some warmer weather is due in this week. Their talkin' 45-55*F. :bglasses:
I hope so! I've had the bazooka heater running all day!
Only 2 weeks until the Easter show...gonna have a car by then?
I don't think so, but maybe I'll have one of Bob's there. Which one to take, oh so many choices.....:grin:
Finished the rear portion of the interior today, with the exception of the left door panel...I can't open the doors on that side.
Here is the left panel that is still dripping with smoke tar...and probably some other things as well.
Here's the clean one! I wish the top portion would come out a little lighter, but it looks like it's baked in.
It's looking good, Adam!
Thanks Frank! This car isn't rusty, but it sure is rotten!:laugh:
I assume the oil pressure trouble has been resolved?
Yep, took care of that last weekend. Runs great now!
I have a spare 2.9:1 if you want it.:TU:
...not sure how I would get it back here...hmmm
The Buick stork, naturally...
Adam, it's all lookin' really good. It's amazing what a little elbow grease can do. :TU:
I got really tired of looking at the ratty 72 rear bumper and decided to take action:rant: :grin:
It only took a few hours...mostly because I had to clean and repaint all the silver trim pieces.:Brow: I had to replace the left upper taillight bezel and find another lower metal piece that goes below the taillight itself, because they were both damaged in the wreck.
I also installed the lower quarter stainless trim that was graciously sent to me:beers: :beer :beer
Did you straighten the bumper yourself or replace it?
I put an NOS bumper on it. The other one was a 72, and you can see how it was bent in the middle. The NOS one has some light pitting from sitting, but it's nice and straight:beer
All done with the buffing!
Arms and left shoulder are going to be sore tomorrow...
I was hoping the repainted quarter panel would blend a little better, but it still sticks out like a sore thumb.
very nice job (as usual) Adam! What products are you using to come up with that result... also, is this all by hand or do you use a machine?
The process I go through is this:
Wet sand with 2000 grit paper (1000 then 2000 on the nasty spots like the hood and roof)
Wash car again.
Buff using a DeWalt (or equal) buffing machine with a wool pad. I use 3M Perfect-it 3000 for the initial buffing.
Wash car again.
Polish the swirl marks out with 3M swirl mark remover.
Wax car to protect freshly exposed paint.
I need to do that to my car. Do you think it can handle it? How do you tell if the paint is thick enough?
Can't tell...just go for it!:grin:
2000 grit should be fine enough for you to get by withour going too deep. Just don't sit on one spot too long. And stay off the edges.
with results like that it's worth the practice. My wet sanding skills are too weak to start cold on my car... I think I'll find an old hood or trunk lid to practice on first. It's really amazing the difference it makes to the finish. Thanks for the info Adam!