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How I spent my weekend. [a couple more shots of the car out in the sun ]

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Finally got the paint on my T/A. My first time using a HVLP gun so don't mind the 1/1 scale orange peal. :unsure:  Wet sanding and buffing was always in the plan anyway.;)

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Cool. Looks good. I have a lot of respect for a man who paints his own car.  :D

That's the way I got in the resto / race-car / hot-rod business. Every time I paid somebody else what I was quoted for a "good" job, it was crapp. I figured I could do a better job, for the same money, using top-line materials. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Cool. Looks good. I have a lot of respect for a man who paints his own car.  :D

That's the way I got in the resto / race-car / hot-rod business. Every time I paid somebody else what I was quoted for a "good" job, it was crapp. I figured I could do a better job, for the same money, using top-line materials. The rest, as they say, is history.

In all honesty Bill, my uncle wanted to spray the final color coat and the clear. but his garage and equipment so I didn't want to say no. I would have rather done it all myself though. [there are some things I would have done differently]

I did do the bodywork that wasn't welding and sprayed most of the color on ,,  and the color sanding and buffing will be all mine. 

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Looks great!  I've sprayed both my Mustang's myself, one in my driveway! What paint did you use?, I used Eastwood products. 

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Looks great!  I've sprayed both my Mustang's myself, one in my driveway! What paint did you use?, I used Eastwood products. 

Thanks Scott. 

I used ICI "Shop Line" base and clear from a local shop. 

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Thanks Scott. 

I used ICI "Shop Line" base and clear from a local shop. 

That's good paint should last a long time. I'll have to post up my Mustang paint jobs. 

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Took a couple shots of her out in the sun today. 

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VERY nice!

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Hubba Hubba

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Pretty baby. Nice work.  :D

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Monte Bella! 

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Looks purty, congrats on a very nice paint job, hard work pays off!

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A Honduh color, right? Looks great. Wanna paint my S-10?

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Thanks everyone. 

Yes Steve, Honda Dyno blue ,, or at least it' s supposed to be. I expected it to be a bit darker,

And, yea, I'll paint your S-10 if you'll buff out my T/A ,, anyone know where I can get 100 cases of Tamiya polishing compound? :D;)

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Looks purty, congrats on a very nice paint job, hard work pays off!

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