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#101 BluePopsicle

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:21 AM

Brandon.
If it were me I would get the primer as smooth as possible before I sprayed the undercoat. Then if after the undercoat's dry, if it's not gonna be smooth enough, I'd wetsand it with like a 2000 or 2500 grit paper and hit it again with basecoat. Then it should be ready to go for the color.
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I agree



....After you clean up the spoiler a bit more on the back end of the car....NICE SO FAR MAN!


I agree with this too. The rear end could use a little more attention I think.


Edit: I don't mean to take away from the work you have already done. You have done a wonderful job and have done a lot of work. It's looking great so far.

Edited by BluePopsicle, 19 October 2012 - 03:23 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:54 AM

Already ahead of you, boys haha. There line along the bottom edge was to become the trunk line, so its now much better and Ive cleaned up the line where the rear facia and the body glued together.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:01 AM

This thing is looking great! nice body work.
I had a 71 z28 camaro model molded in orange and i hated it. But you turned this into a beauty.

Cant wait to see more
Cheers,
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:50 AM

Base coat laid down!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

Looking cool!
Wasn't sure about the hood scoop ,but it looks great with paint on it.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

Lookin' great so far! I love the new Camaro side mirrors! Keep it up dude!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Lookin good so far Brandon.
What color is that?
I use Testors Lacquer AMC Sterling Silver Metallic sometimes, and it looks ALOT like what you have there. I HAD to sand that stuff down before I painted over it on my Charger build. Didn't have a choice, as it has a texture to it. Just wondering if your's is the same way.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:22 PM

This is Krylon brilliant silver. I has a touch of texture to it, but its not raised to the point of causing any sort of visual problem. It just adds a cool effect to it, almost like a foil. I look awesome in person. And th ebest part is in dries in about 15 minutes. With your tips, it came out awesome I think. And I didnt have to sand it at all. I sanded the primer with 800 grit until it was smooth and laid down the coat you see. I actually got the color laid down using your advice and it came out soooo smooth. I tested a hood from a parts kit and I can sand the clear red glass smooth, now I just need to get something to polish it with. I can put up pics if you want to see it, but I wanted to hold off until tomorrow to get some sunlight pics.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:44 AM

Really rolling along here. Got the color laid down last night. Only one coat, but it was a wet coat. Im happy with the color but it will need a clear coat since I dont want to polish the clear red. Anyway, here ya go. I am very happy with the results. Thanks for looking, comments and criticism always welcome and appreciated.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

Perfect color choice Brandon! Looks great, but let's be honest, your really project is the spongebob car isn't it? It's cool, you don't have to hide it anymore, cats outa the bag...lol. Keep it going man, you really are on a roll with this.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:17 AM

love the paint that is totally awesome love the color. the silver was cool too.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:50 AM

Perfect color choice Brandon! Looks great, but let's be honest, your really project is the spongebob car isn't it? It's cool, you don't have to hide it anymore, cats outa the bag...lol. Keep it going man, you really are on a roll with this.


Dang! You caught me... I just cant hide it anymore, LOL!


I dropped another coat on, it darkened the color abit, which Im ok with because it was looking kinda orange and I wanted a deep red. Thanks for checking it out!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

Looks really good Brandon.
Just remember to follow those steps every time, and pretty much no matter what color you're painting, it'll shine like crazy.
Awesome job so far man.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:02 AM

Thanks man, I really dont think I could have made it look as good without your tips. Hats off to you, I owe you a beer sir!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:28 AM

No problem man.
Just glad I could help.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:04 AM

After one more coat of clear read... gave it the depth I was wanting. And this is with no clear.

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Out of curiousity, whats the best way to fix panel fitment after paint? It seems my paint has made my hood a VERY tight fit. I plan to paint the underside of the hood black, so should I just sand the sides/edges down to plastic?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:16 AM

Thats what I would do Brandon.
Make sure your paint is 100% gassed out before trying this or you could leave tape lines in your new paint, but burnish the tape over the top edges of the hood so you dont have paint bleed under the tape. And just paint it when you shoot the bottom of the hood. Or you could do it with a brush using the side of the bristles.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:18 AM

Great paint work! that extra coat of red really gives the color a nice depth, for the hood i would recommend sanding the sides lightly with 600 or 800 grit paper until it fits again and then "paint" the edges black with a sharpie so you don't have any build up again from the black, I've used this trick lots of times and it works great.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

I love the integration of the rear spoiler, and that color just POPS! Looks super-cool so far! :)

Great paint work! that extra coat of red really gives the color a nice depth, for the hood i would recommend sanding the sides lightly with 600 or 800 grit paper until it fits again and then "paint" the edges black with a sharpie so you don't have any build up again from the black, I've used this trick lots of times and it works great.


That is a great tip! B)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

Lookin' awesome Brandon! Keep it up!