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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:11 AM   #31
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Ok, cool. I thought you were using one of those wax-applicators. My favorite buffer is the Makita but I hear the Metabo is great too. I am happy for you that you got the hood painted. I'm sure you were tired of that primer. What line of PPG? Was it their Shopline, Concept line...?
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(Actually didn't list all my tools capable of buffing and poolishing, and I actually do own one of those POS Black and Decker 10" 'wax applicators'.....that'* barely capable of even doing that, really too big for that job).

I was tired of the black, and new it was only a matter of time before my rattle-can primer/sealer started to absorb water. No rust for me. Katie got so used to the black hood, she likes it now, and was disappointed until she saw the custom transition this weekend. Good compromise for us. Kim didn't mind the black, but REALLY likes this custom job. Most of her friends envy that car (she put on a minor smoke-show in it at a park recently for a couple friends.....call it a 60' smoke show).

The paint is PPG Deltron. Bought it from Albany Paint Supply. They're the distributor/supplier for all but 2 of the major body/paint shops in the Albany/Corvallis area. For you WCBF'ers, on the way to the Mongolian Grill, when we get off 34 and stop at the bottom of the ramp to turn left into Albany on 99/Pacific, they're RIGHT in front of us. They were very generous and helpful. Many of the techniques I used and ideas I had came from them or were refined by them. I told them what I wanted it to end up like, and they did the rest. I walked out of there with quite a goodie box. I already had the HVLP gun and compressor. PeterG22000 also helped a bit late in the game while I worked on, then fixed the logo.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:23 PM   #33
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Wow that is amazing!!! Great job man!

Who taught you how to paint??
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:29 PM   #34
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Self-taught. I've been the rattle-can master for years:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ghlight=helmet

This was a much bigger project of course. In fact, it was a little bigger than my compressor (6scfh as opposed to the 8scfh the gun wanted) so I installed an 11-gallon buffer tank with my low-pressure regulator in between my compressor witih a 15-gallon tank and the gun. Made the difference. That tank will come in handy at the dragstrip for topping off lowered tires. maybe 4 or so. A bit quicker than our on-board compressors, and it has a regulator and gauge to know when it'* getting low. Call that tank a long-term investment. i wouldn't have done that for a one-time use.
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The only things preventing these from going back on the hood:

1. Got one more coat of wax to put on the hood (going to do that now).
2. Paint is drying on the little nuts that hold the screen to the vents. Silver on the top-visible side (to match the screen color), black on the bottom (which is actually the top of the nut).
3. Pissing rain right now. I think I'll move some stuff farther into the garage, and tear down at least part of the paint booth, then pull the car part way in.
4. Forgot to pick up some low-tack sealant for underneath the vent flanges. Going to do that right after the last coat of wax on the hood.

It WILL be back on the car later today. I will also be re-polishing it in the spring. I think it can be better. Even with the imperfections, it'* FAR better than it was the last two years, or just before that when the clear started flaking off.

Almost back to this:
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shes gunna be cherry again
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:21 PM   #37
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The slight discoloration under the hood is water. I washed it down, and it hasn't dried yet, but you can sortof see a hint of green texture:
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Done for now. More buffing in the spring, but not much. Vast improvement methinks. At least it stopped snowing so I could wash the damn thing.

Hood vent covers won't go back on for a few days yet.
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motherf**king awesome.
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I take back what I said to you before Bill, good save on the arrow, she looks great in the daylight.

Good Job
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That looks Phenomenal
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