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#21 ForcedAWD

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Flawless build David! Your paint work is incredible.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:18 AM

Great bild! Very nice stance and detayls.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:41 AM

For this one, because it was so small with lots of curves, I didn`t guide coat this like I do sometimes with the big ones. From memory, I just used a few coats of Duplicolor grey primer, then sanded and sprayed the base red, and then masked and painted the gold stripes. Then I applied 5-6 coats of clear. I do sand the clear, starting with 1500 and moving up to 3000, followed by several grades of compounds.
I have a good bit of detail on my process in MCM issue 150.

I knew you were using 1:1 methods. For my ERA I shot guide coats and did sanding sticks for weeks. Color, stripes and lots of clear, much of it taken down from 1200 to 3 compound grades with wool and foam wheels.
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BTW-seen here the paint is 20 years old.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:07 AM


Thanks again everyone!

I knew you were using 1:1 methods. For my ERA I shot guide coats and did sanding sticks for weeks. Color, stripes and lots of clear, much of it taken down from 1200 to 3 compound grades with wool and foam wheels.
Thanks for sharing:
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BTW-seen here the paint is 20 years old.


Wow, that is incredible! Oh no, you`ve given me inspiration for yet another project!
How long did it take you to build that?


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

Wow, that is incredible! Oh no, you`ve given me inspiration for yet another project!
How long did it take you to build that?

Year and a half, '83 to '85. Complete make-over to this form in '91 - '92. From mild 428 to 550HP Sideoiler, magnesium pin drive Halibrands, this custom paint-the list and $$ goes on and on.
I warn you all the Cobra models you start with are seriously compromised for accuracy. But I saw you bring that GT-350 back from the dead so I know you can get it right.
Aren't your GM customers going to be miffed about you turning to the 'darkside'?? :D

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

sweet looking cobra dave B)