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Old 12-03-2006, 08:36 PM   #31
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Paul...it looks great so far. the biggest thing is in the beginning stages it'll be fugly. Expect ugly. Then add material to build up more if needed, sand if needed. Don't give up..after adding/sanding or shaping..it'll start to come together.

To give you an idea. Here'* something I did today.
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Then..a couple hours of sanding later (yes..couple hours on this little piece)
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Ya Peter, but I didn't have much choice on the shape, so have to make due with what I have. I'm sure you could turn this into a show piece.
Ya if i have a 00+ i would make you send it to me to show peice it up , but i dont so i cant
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The latest progress.
I haven't been home all week.

Boosty - I might need you to send me some paint and texture. I can't find anything in this town.

I hope the texture is good and heavy to hide all the imperfections.
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The latest progress.
I haven't been home all week.

Boosty - I might need you to send me some paint and texture. I can't find anything in this town.

I hope the texture is good and heavy to hide all the imperfections.
IIRC the texture is not that heavy, assuming it is the same as the earlier gen texture spray. I would just add a couple of thin layers of material (bondo, jb) and then sand it smooth. More time spent sanding and prepping now, the better it will come out.
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Now it'* really starting to look like something, I knew this project would turn out good. Looks like you might have room for another gauge?
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Right...

You need to make this as perfect as possible before texture and paint.. any imperfections show the second you apply the paint.

Hmmm not sure what color you need. I find the SEM paints at actual autobody paint shops.

Maybe a review of their site online will help us find a place closer to you. USPS won't really let me ship an aerosol can.
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I used a 'chip coat' on jwikoff'* pillar pod for the texture. It'* for rocker panels and such.

I also use the SEM paint for interior match.
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You need to make this as perfect as possible before texture and paint.. any imperfections show the second you apply the paint.
Good point, I get things as perfect as I can with each step. When I was given a crash course of auto body work, I was always told "Fill a hole, not a hill." Which basically get each step as perfect as you can before starting a new step. Example- Don't rewipe it with bondo again until the first wipe is good, because you will have more work to do if the underneath isn't as good as it could be.
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Great advice Chase...

I've found the same in my interior modding. When I add two pieces together or mold one..sand, sand, sand.. Then a light coat of filler.. sand..sand..sand.

The holes will show easily. Then as you fill and resand.. it'll come together into something that looks great. If you think it'* ready and you paint it only to see imperfections.. sand it back down.. work on it more and you'll get the feeling. I've sanded some painted things down again.

Always ended up worthwhile in the end.

And..when something needs dry time or setting time. "Just walk away" if you mess with it.. you'll end up redoing it after it finally dries.. first hand experience here..
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That'* good advice. Thanks.
I have sanded and filled this thing at least six times now. Thought I was doing something wrong but know now that the more the better it turns out every time.

sand, fill, dry,..... sand, fill, dry.....

SEM paint. OK, I will not look in Walmart for that.
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