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Post by megaglow_z on December 11th 2008, 12:15 am

Just a note.... It going to be slow around here now that its cold...what are you guys working on to pass the time till spring?
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Post by retired plumber on December 11th 2008, 12:53 am

Well, we just sold our house in Washington and will be moving to Tucson, Az in January (still kinda warm there)and I will finally have a garage space of my own so hit it hit it ........I don't know what I will get yet but I need something cheeeep that gets pretty good mileage. I kind of like the early 90s Ford escorts and I have had a couple. They are cheap and plentiful in the junk yards and most of the non runners you find in auctions have a bad timming belt. I got it down to 1 1/2 hours to change one LOL.
When this happens I will be rolling it and I will be experimenting with metallic paint For those who are interested. I like fancy paint so there will probably be metalflake graphics in there also along with a custom fiberglass consol so stay tuned.
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Post by megaglow_z on December 12th 2008, 12:00 am

retired plumber wrote:
When this happens I will be rolling it and I will be experimenting with metallic paint For those who are interested. I like fancy paint so there will probably be metalflake graphics in there also along with a custom fiberglass console so stay tuned.
Mike

Ummmm....YA
If i thought i could have done metallic, i would have sprayed the Toyota a wild metallic blue and silver.

I'm doing some custom stereo stuff to the s10 while work on the motor.
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Post by retired plumber on December 12th 2008, 1:20 am

Spraying metallic is no problem. Its just like any other paint but you just can't color sand it and buff, you need a clear coat over metallic to protect the particles from sanding first. You just have to watch out for tiger striping the metallic and if you do just pull back a bit and shoot some more in a misting fashion. You need good light to see tho. As I see it, the problem with rolling metallic will be the roller marks but a random pattern of quick strokes before the paint sets up might let the metallic flow out better. At least thats my idea and I will see it it will work.
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Post by megaglow_z on December 15th 2008, 4:16 am

looking forward to that!
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Post by Techmaven on December 21st 2008, 9:21 pm

Since my garage is packed with junk for the winter, I'll be delaying the Corvair paint job till around March...On the occasional "warm" winter days I'll be doing some bodywork though. The car is on the road and has been running great!

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Post by retired plumber on December 21st 2008, 9:53 pm

At least yours is on the road and running LOL. Make sure it stays that way.
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Post by markw on December 25th 2008, 5:30 pm

I've got the hood, trunk lid, both doors, bumpers, door hinges, hood hinges, inner wheelwells, cowl panel, front valance panel, all the window trim, door handles, mirror, taillight bezels, grille, and numerous brackets all down in the basement for bodywork and detailing. My winter will be busy. Hoping to get it assembled in spring to paint the body.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
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Post by megaglow_z on December 25th 2008, 10:13 pm

Sounds good man!
Merry christmas to all you guys!
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