Bigsarg

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Awesome!! :fireworks:

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55 minutes ago, Bigsarg said:

They finished cutting and polishing (40 hrs). Car looks like you can reach into the paint.

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:fireworks: Awesome!

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How do you get a car straight?

 

Lots of block sanding with guidecoat on high solids primer with 400-600 grit, Paint it once and wetsand again with great care and finer papert. Topcoat with colour again and clear...

Wetsand again with 1000-1500 grit and clear one more time. done......................................................................

Car is looking great!!!!

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Looks stunning!!!  Cant wait to see the car when fully finished !!

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I had the Ferrari style door handles, which made the car look like it had the doors shaved. With the new Alfa door handles the car looks so different. Nice change. 

Passenger front parking lense shaved down and fitted. I still don't understand why the molds weren't corrected to where the lenses would just fit right in. Body shop took 4 hrs to fit it. I guess if the original lense wasn't missing it probably be 30 min or so to fit. But still why not just fix the mold so the problem didn't exist?

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It's getting beautiful!

 

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Stinger, you got that right. Lots of sanding. His final sand was with a 6" block. I always thought you went as long of a block as you could. I guess I was mistaken. His clear did have black mix in like you said. You know your stuff sir. 

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Yes the six inch block is pretty standard as an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of sandpaper can be cut into two strips long ways for the block. A four inch block can get four strips from one sheet.

Lots of crosshatching and changing direction when wetsanding with that stuff.

Recently restored a 67 Dodge Dart and used a 17" block to get the line in the quarter panel. Car came out perfect (better than factory) Lots of guide coat and arm blood-loss labour!!! Finished product was worth it!

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Stinger, It sounds like you put a lot of energy and care into your work. I bet it looks AWSOME 

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I didn't have the chrome license plate light/handle before. Spyderman was able to find me one at a great price that was show quality.  It makes the rear of the Daytona complete. I always thought the car was missing that final touch

Bumpers rechromed and new rubber placed on them  also

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Ii decided to take the upstairs shop and turn it into a home dojo. I've been working on it for the last month. Added a bathroom with shower and now doing the floors. Next week two 5'x5' mirrors will be installed. 

I usually find something fun in a project, but installing laminate floors has no fun part. It's like doing tile. Each step leads to the next and it's as boring as the last. 

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