For me sanding starts as soon as I break the kit out of the box. I like to sand the whole body and hood to see all the sink marks, mold lines or other imperfections. I use maybe 800 grit. If there are any sink marks that I can't sand smooth, I fill it with putty, and some more sanding until its all smooth. Then I primer the car, and once its dry, sand some more. Only this time I'm sanding the primer with 3200 grit sanding pad. The goal is to make the primer coat smooth, You may have to spray a second coat of primer and sand it smooth as well. Once the primer is nice and smooth, you color paint. Your color coat should be smooth with no orange peel look. If you have orange peel, sand it smooth and give it another coat of color. Understand that if your primer coat isn't smooth, your color coat won't be. If your color coat isn't smooth, your clear coat won't be. I usually take 4000 grit sanding pad to level out the color coat. If its smooth with your color coat the 1st time, no need to sand it. Once you have a smooth color coat you can clear it. With the clear I usually do 2 coats, and wet sand with 4000 grit in between. After the final clear I start with 4000 and then with 6000, and then 8000 and finally 12000 grit. You will see that once you get into the 6000 the shine starts to be seen. The higher the number, the shinier it will get. Also once you start sanding with the 3600 or 4000 grit, it will dull your clear...not to worry, keep moving up through the grits and you'll see it will start to shine up. Final is the polishing. There are model polishes out there (novus and "the treatment") but standard car polishes work well too. I use maguires #2 polish first, and then Maguires carnuba wax. Hope this helps.
Bill that is an interesting story.. I never knew anything about the company - I only knew that Iiked the body kit. Sounds like a slimy group. I'm glad I didn't get a wild hair and try to build one ! LOL
Same here. I enjoy Jay's show a lot. There are a few more I like such as Wheeler Dealers, Chasing Classic Cars and that one where they re-do a car in the owners garage, but the rest are all phony drama.
There was a 67 XL 500 with the fastback style roof and the convertible, and you are correct. they cost a small fortune. Both AMT. Kevin Lutz at Missing link does a fantastic resin trans kit of the 67. R&R resin, when Ray Parsons was alive, did a 67. Fastback and wagon. Not sure (or can't remember) if anyone is casting the R&R stuff. It was always a little rough in quality but accurate. JJ
I usually get through half my beer at least Tom HAHA And you sere right.. I remember when I could buy an 8 ounce bottle of coke. Then it was 12 ounces. Not you can't buy a bottle of coke that's less that 20 ounces.