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Post by Noah Zarq on August 29th 2013, 12:19 pm

Prospector wrote:I have got to get some aircraft stripper...   that's twice I've seen it used here...and funny thing is...I've used it in aviation before..

big dummy me...

That hammered bronze doesn't really look good on something that big, but bronze is one of my favorite seventies color...but..I was hammered a lot back in the seventies...not the paint.   drunk drive elephant drunk fat boy omg 
The 70s are a vague memory here too. Ahem.
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Post by Noah Zarq on August 30th 2013, 9:41 am


In retrospect, I should have just bought a different front end.
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Post by Noah Zarq on October 2nd 2013, 4:10 pm

OK, despite having complications from back surgery (avoid if at all possible) I went back at it. Like I've said before, the front end resembled a golf ball after all that body filler was removed, and at this point I have more time in bodywork than I ever expected. Had I known, I wouldn't have even started this project! But I'm not one of those guys who remembers to photograph every step along the way, so you'll have to believe me it was a mess.

Since the above picture of the car in white primer was taken, I had to rework the fender twice and the hood three times. Ran out of white primer and had to resort to gray again... use whatcha got! Here's the hood after the final bodywork, and with one coat of safety red sprayed on.



Never mind the leaves, the paint's been dry for a couple of days in the pic.
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Post by Noah Zarq on October 2nd 2013, 4:48 pm

Oh yeah, that driver's fender and "oil can" door have been taken care of. Not perfect, but it's all I'm going to do as far as bodywork is concerned. The driver's rear door was relatively minor in comparison to the rest of that side, but the astute amongst you will see a door ding I missed. No matter; it doesn't bother me. It's just going to accumulate more. Besides, the trunk is going to use up the rest of my body filler with all those hail dents! Very Happy 



You may also note (like one of my coworkers did) that the fender seems to be darker than the hood. That, I hope, is because the hood only has one coat of paint sprayed on it whereas the fender has two.
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Post by Noah Zarq on October 2nd 2013, 4:55 pm

It's progressing too slowly. But here's some progress.


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Post by Noah Zarq on November 18th 2013, 9:46 pm

Three steps forward, two steps back. Just as I finished the second coat, a tree limb fell and squashed the hood. Alright!


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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on December 2nd 2013, 3:36 pm

If the car is cursed, you might be able to counter it by painting it green instead.
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Post by Noah Zarq on December 2nd 2013, 8:57 pm

I got the dent in the hood mostly reversed by prying up behind the braces. Just a little dab of filler and some primer and she'll be back in shape. Not as bad as it seemed.
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Post by Noah Zarq on December 10th 2013, 5:56 am

It's artificially shiny in this pic because of the rain. This is after I bashed the hood back into shape for the third time  Crying or Very sad after the limb fell on it. We've had more rain this year than in the previous 3 years annual total combined , which has hampered progress considerably. At least I have mastered the art of wet sanding in the rain!

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Post by redbeben on December 11th 2013, 5:52 pm

Noah Zarq wrote:It's artificially shiny in this pic because of the rain. This is after I bashed the hood back into shape for the third time  Crying or Very sad after the limb fell on it. We've had more rain this year than in the previous 3 years annual total combined , which has hampered progress considerably. At least I have mastered the art of wet sanding in the rain!


the job you have so far looks great.
the shine you'll have after buffing it will be the best one believe it or not Wink but just be careful with the bumpers and all ALL the corners and sharp edges.

Normally paint does not stick so well to plastics so door handles and bumpers will lose the paint for sure when you buff it.as well if you can hand buff it close to the rubbers edges it would be a lot better as now I have to clean a lot Sad

great job and great color  cheers 
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Post by Noah Zarq on June 24th 2014, 2:08 am

I posted on this once since this picture but I guess the Internet ate it! Other than painting the rims red and installing hub caps, the car looks about the same. I did touch up a few spots but nothing major.
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