Black on Black Pro Street 71 Hemicuda DONE!
Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:38 PM
That's cool. I thought that's what they were, but couldn't remember for sure.
My Uncle Darren had an Aspen R/T that got a really nasty 340 put in it.
And, had a pistol grip 4 spd out of a wrecked 71 Super Bee.
Pretty cool car.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:57 PM
Now it just needs a good polish and it'll be all done as far as paint goes.
Then I get to add all the little photo etched goodies.
Will take pics and post in a minute.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:23 PM
Thanks for looking.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:09 PM
I hope my paint comes out that purty, lol. Looks beautiful, brother... and black is a difficult color since it shows imperfections so well.
If you go through all the proper steps, you shouldn't have a problem.
With black, I start off wetsanding the bare plastic with 800 grit. Then a coat of primer, and guide coat. Then I wetsand primer with 800 grit until all the low spots are gone.
Then wetsand with 1000 grit. Spray color coat, and 15 min later clear, "depending on the paint you might have to wait longer".
Wetsand that with 1000 grit until it all looks the same. The another coat of clear. Wetsand that with 2000 grit and clear.
That's where I'm at now.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:27 PM
I've sanded metallics quite a few times. You just have to use a light grit paper, and sand lightly.
If you do have to sand it, remember; be EASY. Because if you are easy with it you can just clear it again before your first color coat to bring the metallic back for your color to look right. If you go too deep, you'll have to respray your metallic. Ideally, it's a good idea to have your primer as smooth as possible before you spray your base coat. Because the smoother your primer, the smoother your basecoat will be. And so on.
Edited by dimebolt, 18 October 2012 - 08:28 PM.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:32 PM
Awesome. I cant thank you enough for the advice. I hope to shoot my color this weekend. Im pretty sure I wrapped the bodywork up tonight. My fingers are sore from the sanding, lol.
No prob man.
Glad I could help.
Edited by dimebolt, 18 October 2012 - 08:34 PM.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:40 PM
Go through the sanding process like I described, and your paint will be ultra smooth.
You can NEVER get rid of every scratch on the surface. But, every time you sand it completely with a smoother grit, the scratches are that much smaller. When all the scratches are as small as you can get them, and of the same depth all around, your model will shine like no other. I've had color coats come out smoother and shinier than some I've seen with clear on them.
All in the prep, and control of your hand.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:42 PM
Your paint job turned out fantastic! Very shiny and very smooth. I like the wheels and tires, too. Those fit perfectly to this kind of Pro Street Car.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:46 PM
I've spent about 22 years painting as my Mom's ex husband painted semi trucks for living. ALOT of trial and error. But this system works best for me.
Hope it helps others also.
Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:00 AM
Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:48 AM
Thanks for looking.