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Basically it is a sealer layer of clear. I used the same clear as for the finish and cut it with extra reducer and applied it relatively thin. Also in most cases I don't worry about the level of shine since it will be sanded and cleared later. It is a very useful technique when painting multiple layers of colors for graphics; sort of way to save (protect) your work as you go.
The rear fenders were painted the basic same way as well… Blue and orange.
The white was applied followed by the dark blue decals, then clear coated.
Clear has been shot on the rear panel and is ready for final buffing.
Same process for the hood and cowl except due to the louvers on the hood being so close to the Gulf logo a light intra-clear was applied that will be sanded out to make the logo smooth under the clear before the final clear is applied.
The hood and rear panel were painted in similar fashion as the other two-tone pieces; primed in white then masked and the first color applied. In this case the blue went down first.
Then the orange was applied after masking the blue off.
When I did the sides I found it yielded better results to do the white after the blue and orange so I did it that way on these pieces too. Here is the rear with the decals for the blue and black applied on top of the paint.
I made this little back-up light since I removed the factory ones from the rear fenders. I machined an aluminum housing, bezel and double-lock mounting nut, made a light bulb, and found a lens from the parts box to build it all around. The mounting post is steel.
Borrowing styling cues from the Lotus S4 and SS TwinCam rear fenders I modified the somewhat boring stock ones to hide the blocky tail light set up to a degree. I filled in the holes for the back-up lights first.
Then I built boxes around the mounting area of each light and added more sheet styrene to make the fairings.
The kit provides the floor of the "trunk" as a nice sheet aluminum piece.
A friend of mine has a plywood part for that piece in his Seven. So I cemented some thin sheets of birch wood together, stained them with some dark brown acrylic and sealed the bottom with resin and fiberglass for strength.