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Old 09-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #121
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I've made some progress on the car but I haven't been able to upload to photobucket. Everytime I do it tells me I need a new version of Adobe. So I download the newest version and restart windows. Then it's the same thing over and over again. Same with YouTube.? I've never had this problem before.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:33 AM   #122
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uninstall flash completely. reboot, reinstall latest edition.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #123
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Very nice progress on the car! That widebody is coming along very nicely.

Of course I wouldn't expect any less from a guy who gets to work on his car in a hangar next to an airplane
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #124
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uninstall flash completely. reboot, reinstall latest edition.
Yeah that should work but Ive tried it already and no luck. I'm gonna try google chrome and see if it works. I hate switching browsers.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #125
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These pics are way behind so this will be a big post.
Got the side skirts on and they are solid so I used body filler to smooth out the gap between the door jam and the side skirts.


Sanded all around the door frame and added body filler to blend in the car to the new quarter panels.

On the rear pillars was a big gap. I had to use more bondo than I wanted but what else can you do really? It took a couple applications to get the lines smoothed out.


On this side you can still see the rivets

After the first application of filler I put down some test white primer to see how the lines matched up. Not too bad.

After the second application of filler.


After the second application I sanded again and put down some high build primer to fill the little holes and scratches.



Re-sanded and everything looked good! So I taped it up for some sealer.

I just did one coat of sealer since all the steel has been done previously this is just to seal the freshly exposed metal and provide a moisture barrier for the fiberglass


I cant see any rivets!

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #126
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After the primer dried I got the first coat of base put down....
the weather is already cooling off up here so I had to come down in the late morning and paint in the afternoon when the temperature was the warmest. The last thing I wanted was to start the dusty furnace up in the roof. To lay down a good coat you should also look at the humidity the lower the better, and get your source air as dry as possible.
Drain your tank moisture valve
Then do it again.

Wet air makes dull paint

water in your air makes water spots!

My shop has inline air/water/oil separators so I drained those, after two days of rain they were full just from the moisture in the air. then I replaced the water with 99% isopropyl alcohol and this will dry out the lines. I run another separator and a regulator just before my final gun line. 30 PSI, my gun says max 21 but the pressure is just too low to atomize properly IMO.

I clean my guns with gunwash then rinse with isopropyl and dry it out completely, unless Im shooting the same product within a few minutes.


This base coat came out a little dull, there was some orange peel too, but thats why its a base coat. After it dried for two days I came back with some 600 grit wet sand paper. That took care of the orange peel
These are all after the first coat





Stupid insects!!! oh well you'll sand out after just dont go in the met or clear.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #127
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Amazing transformation, makes me want to do some bodywork on my $367 L...
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:30 PM   #128
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The final coat!!!

after wetsanding with 600 grit for three or so hours I laid down a coat of met white and a coat of clear three hours after that.


[IMG]http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/brandonross79/99%20Impreza/0e37717f.jpg[/IMG



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Old 09-10-2012, 09:48 PM   #129
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Anyone seen Love the Beast??
I just saw it on netflix, good show if you're a car guy.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:28 AM   #130
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Nice work man. This must not be your first rodeo.

Feel free to PM me if you don't want to go OT in this thread, but might I ask what sort of paint setup you have? I'm looking into something for my own garage, but Idk really where to start. What volume compressor? HP motor? Hose setup? I know you need the air/oil seperator and probably an external regulator, but do you run hard pipe to a certain point to avoid pressure loss in the hose? I know HVLP is the gun style to get (I think), but any recommended brands for a home setup (i.e. not too expensive). This will be just for my track car (for now) so a perfect job is not required (yet) really.

Love the widebody thoough!
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