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4 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

OK, this has come a guitar thread.  My Daughter sent me this picture this morning of this beeee-utiful Gretsch.

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Man, that is beautiful. My Son had a Gretsch for a while, I think he sold it. 

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On 11/18/2021 at 8:18 AM, FLHCAHZ said:

I use the original future.  I still have enough left for a couple models, then I'll see what will be next.   

Need to get back on topic I guess. LOL. 

I also use floor polish for my clear coat, but I'm using the new name stuff. I apply it with a sponge brush. 

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Just now, bluestringer said:

Need to get back on topic I guess. LOL. 

I also use floor polish for my clear coat, but I'm using the new name stuff. I apply it with a sponge brush. 

Do you polish the new stuff?

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Ok!  Time for an update. I’ve got most of the chassis finished, but still struggling a little with the rear shocksABA31664-CFE0-4C08-AC44-5B17F8B95426.jpeg.c0cb546893cdaa55bdabb15d4d92f1c6.jpeg

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I am going with a white interior, so I masked the headliner the best I could   I did get some minimal overspray, but nothing I can’t fix easy enough

 

comments welcome

 

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On 11/19/2021 at 11:13 AM, TransAmMike said:

OK, this has come a guitar thread.  My Daughter sent me this picture this morning of this beeee-utiful Gretsch.

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THAT is a thing of beauty!!!!!

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23 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Good work there Chaz, that color will look great with the clear. What clear ya gonna use?

Thanks Mike.   I just going to clear it with future after I try not to mess up the foil work!

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On 11/24/2021 at 10:14 AM, Painted Black said:

I also like that color, going to look real good with some shine put on it.

Thanks PB.  The I’m looking forward to putting the shine on it

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So I worked my wrinkled sheet of BMF.  This stuff can really humble ya!  I am going with show and go with this kit, I was not confident in my abilities to foil the window trim.  Looking back I should have scribed the lined to make it easier

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Then I airbrushed a couple coats of future to seal it all up and give it some shine

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I always seem to notice all the bad spots only after I clear it. This will wax up nicely. Not perfect, but I am happy with the results. Comments welcomed 

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23 hours ago, David G. said:

Excellent work on this one Chaz. I love the color and the chrome treatment you did really sets it apart.

It looks like this is a pretty quick build. I have one in my stash I've been itching to get to but I currently have too many projects going on.

David G.

Thanks David.  It is a pretty quick build.  I'd bet that you would spend some extra time and take it to the next level!

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