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Yeah.. look really nice..
A tad darker close to evo's Graphite Gray...

Looks like an expensive paint.
Its expensive. But eith the money i see going into this im sure its not to expenaive lol. Your looking at maybe 500 more then a pearl white 3 stage paint job. Actually the color has insane flop and shawdowing. In the sun it looks bright silver and in certain lights parts will look almost black. Its by far the coolest silver around.

Ill find some pics of this mercedes i have seen that shows the shadowing.
 

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Ok...
The day started with last touches of the spoiler fix.
Here is the completed project.. sanded and primed..





Like nothing ever happened.




The hood got cleaned in prep for painting.
Shining "like" new.





A few imperfections were found on the right fender..
Most of them small but one required more work.





Right rear fender got cleaned up .. saving 1/4-1/2 lbs !!!




Since the right side is almost done.. It was time start fitting rest of the panels..
Not much to say.. I'd just post pics.

:projectsti.com:










 

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Could you take a pic of where you mounted the Aerocatch pins? That's the exact orientation that I want to achieve -- fat section towards the center (most mount it the other way). Did you drill out new holes or utilize a dimple mark?

Loving the progress!
 

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Hi.

I dont remember exactly.. but I think we chose a new location...
If you are talking about that 1/2" dimple.. then no..
From what I see that got shaved.





Could you take a pic of where you mounted the Aerocatch pins? That's the exact orientation that I want to achieve -- fat section towards the center (most mount it the other way). Did you drill out new holes or utilize a dimple mark?

Loving the progress!
 

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Gosh I gotta get started on mine! I keep running into other things I gotta do first, life is like that huh? I keep eagerly checking this for updates every day ahahaha! Very good work!

Oh and here is some inspiration if you need any!






 

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Yes.. I need inspiration to as to what to paint the car...


Gosh I gotta get started on mine! I keep running into other things I gotta do first, life is like that huh? I keep eagerly checking this for updates every day ahahaha! Very good work!

Oh and here is some inspiration if you need any!
 

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So... a mid-week update.. We dont usually do this but apparently my buddy was bored or just had too much free time on his hands.

Pretty much all sides got a coat of bondo to fix the rough edges.




The patched spot got some too.. as well as to reduce the door-fender gap a bit.
Lets see how that works out.





Rear quarter, doors and few other spots got its share of bondo.

 

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its normally used on flat surfaces like hoods, roofs and trunks, its thin at 'self levels"

we always used it as a finish before spraying high build sealer, then wet sand and start spray base coats
 

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Metal glaze is great for final skims. You should never be using and body filler for structural build ups. Less is best.

If i were you i would skim the entire car and block it straight and polyester the car and re block it. Then sealer base and clear
 

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Jesus, that's a lot of work!

I love all of the effort to get rid of excess weight. Although you could go a touch further in a few spots...you don't really need all those innards in the doors, you could cut out the floor pans and put in aluminum sheet, etc.
Also, the fuel door is really nice as well.

Well done sir!
 

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The doors were gutted.
Whats left is there to support the power windows.

Didn't want to go that way but the way the cage is the window crank wont work.

Jesus, that's a lot of work!

I love all of the effort to get rid of excess weight. Although you could go a touch further in a few spots...you don't really need all those innards in the doors, you could cut out the floor pans and put in aluminum sheet, etc.
Also, the fuel door is really nice as well.

Well done sir!
 
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