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Post by wantajav on November 24th 2011, 11:13 am

Or lived down by the shore...Onslow County...etc constant salt spray
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on November 25th 2011, 6:00 pm

77caprice wrote:i dont know if maaco did bodywork on this car
Sure sounds like it.
but lets say it was some halfa$$ crap also.
Yep, there's your proof... Razz
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Post by 77caprice on January 9th 2012, 5:51 am


Or lived down by the shore...Onslow County...etc constant salt spray

Man, it sucks for me either way, but that may be a good possibility.
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Post by 77caprice on January 9th 2012, 6:00 am

by Tommy Hillbilly on November 25th 2011, 5:00 pm

77caprice wrote:
i dont know if maaco did bodywork on this car

Sure sounds like it.
but lets say it was some halfa$$ crap also.

Yep, there's your proof...

Haha, i guess we found the culprit lol.....O and I cant figure out how to get both your quotations to show up properly like you did, but i tried.
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Post by 77caprice on January 9th 2012, 6:08 am

HELLO EVERYONE!!!!! I am still alive, i wont leave yall hanging like that. I havent done a whole lot to my caprice, but the facebook link im putting up is about a weeks progress after my most recent post. Since then, i havent been able to work on it, due to this cold weather and family get togethers. But just yesterday i finished up drivers side door a nice size dent fixed and primed, didnt take any pics cause my camera was dead Sad . i have a couple of captions on select photos to explain a little more what im doing. So heres the link. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.233158600077480.58187.100001500261905&type=3&l=8d87802ed7
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Post by 77caprice on February 3rd 2012, 1:06 am

Im posting up all my pics i have for right now, just body work and primer for now. Im finished with body work and priming for the most part. I have the roof and front window posts to scuff(not priming due to a huge a$$ roof). After that im off to block sand then PAINT!!! I had to redo my hood cause i ran out of primer halfway through a few weeks back and it started to rust through with the rain misting in the carport, so i figured with the hood off ill repaint my fender wells gloss black. I havent taken pictures of the fender wells but i foamed brushed em straight out the can and it looks darn good. Ill take pics of them tomorrow. heres the pictures!!!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on February 3rd 2012, 7:35 pm

Looks like someone has been really busy thumbs up
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Post by 77caprice on February 4th 2012, 8:08 am

63Falconconvert wrote:Looks like someone has been really busy
You betcha. I cant wait to start laying some paint on, im tired of this white primer look. Im hoping to get everything squared off in the next week, then off to block sanding.
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Post by cac1967 on February 5th 2012, 3:14 am

Ahhh the pleasure's of block sanding, sore finger's , hurting arm's and all that go's with it!!!!!! lmao
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Post by 77caprice on February 5th 2012, 4:31 am

cac1967 wrote:Ahhh the pleasure's of block sanding, sore finger's , hurting arm's and all that go's with it!!!!!!
Oh boy that sounds fun............ omg

About block sanding I have quick question, would it be a good idea to use my electric palm sander and sand some of the primer down at first then block it. Reason i ask is cause i rolled the primer on straight out the can and there's a reasonable amount of orange peel and roller marks in the primer.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 5th 2012, 4:55 am

Wow, the header panel was still metal on those cars!
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 5th 2012, 5:04 am

I think that you want to use a long sanding block in your most aggressive (lowest grit) stages of sanding. I used a short block, and ended up wavy.

I think I want to try hardener when I redo mine, (probably next year) as I've got some small "cheals." (Like a chip, but the paint is still soft enough that it's also like a peal...) Before I do add more coats, (and in my first stages of color-sanding) I am going to long-block it for sure.
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Post by 77caprice on February 5th 2012, 5:53 am

So what kind/brand of sanding blocks would u recommend? All i have right now is a handsized 3M block from walmart, and i havent really seen any other type except that and those foam type drywall sanding blocks.
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Post by cac1967 on February 6th 2012, 12:09 am

dura block's are available seperate or in a set, the set is about 60 buck's, there are other brand's also , check out auto body tool mart' s site , many auto body supply store, the dura block's offer up to 24 inch block's for long board sanding, Igave about 30 buck's for the 24 inch block, so the set is more cost effective IMO, Hope this help's !!!!! thumbs up
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Post by 77caprice on February 6th 2012, 12:58 am

Thanks cac1967 , i checked out auto body toolmart and summit racing, they both sell the dura blocks for 60, they sell the rolls too. So what grit sizes would i need to block sand with and how many rolls do u think ill need?
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Post by cac1967 on February 6th 2012, 6:32 pm

I usually start with 80 grit if I have a lot of filler work on my car's then 2-3 coat's primer, then go with 180 then 2 more coat's primer, then 220 then 320,then 2-3 coat's more primer, then final block with 400-600 grit before paint, remember all these primer coat's build film thickness, you should have alot of primer dust on the ground, I know this sound's like a lot of work and primer, but a paint job is only as good as the work under it!!!! hope this help's thumbs up I would say 1 roll of each grit should be sufficiant as far as paper goes.
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Post by 77caprice on February 8th 2012, 1:03 am

Thanks alot man, i really appreciate you dropping some knowledge on me. Ill be ordering the dura block set and sandpaper rolls from summit. You've been a great help to me.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 8th 2012, 1:57 am

cac1967 wrote:I would say 1 roll of each grit should be sufficiant as far as paper goes.
Where does one purchase rolls of sandpaper? Body shop supplier?
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Post by leeready on February 8th 2012, 3:53 am

From Summit apparently. Laughing
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Post by 77caprice on February 8th 2012, 4:10 am

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:Where does one purchase rolls of sandpaper? Body shop supplier?
leeready wrote:From Summit apparently. Laughing

lol!................... by "Summit" i mean summitracing.com and im pretty sure any of your local auto body supplier should have plenty on hand.
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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 8th 2012, 4:11 am

Sorry, I'm illiterate without my glasses.
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Post by leeready on February 8th 2012, 4:24 am

Haha yeah I knew what you meant by summit. I checked the site out before.

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Post by 77caprice on February 11th 2012, 3:11 pm

Waazzuupp everybody, Very Happy hope everyone is having a great weekend. So back to the task at hand, i was planning on painting the underside of my hood today, but the wind is being such an a$$hole, i dont want dirt/dust all over it so ill have to do that another day. So im gonna scuff the roof down and priming my door jambs in the meantime. After that i should be set until i order my sanding blocks and paint. And here are some pics that i shot last week of my fender wells. It went from raggedy rusty faded black to a nice glossy black. Sanded em down to metal, sprayed rusty metal primer and foam brushed em gloss black. Theyre not "perfect" but a hell of alot better than it was before.

on the left of pic is the unfinished rusty fender, only pic i had


heres the finished product!!!


i may buff it by hand to see if itll shine a bit more,and i might go head and paint the firewall cause it doesnt really fit in with the newly painted fendewells.
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Post by 77caprice on February 11th 2012, 3:39 pm

O and this is what happens when you tell your friend.... "hey can u scuff that inner cowl with a wire wheel without f#@%ing anything up". Apparently not lol. I guess i deserved it, i accidently dropped a wrench on his truck fender and chipped the paint a little not too long ago hehe Laughing .


Hit the chrome trim and broke all the left side molding clips


this is what theyre supposed to look like


this makes me cry frown

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on February 12th 2012, 6:00 pm

77caprice wrote:
i may buff it by hand to see if itll shine a bit more,and i might go head and paint the firewall cause it doesnt really fit in with the newly painted fendewells.
That HVAC box looks like it'll clean up nice with just a rag and some soapy water, and make a big difference.

Nice work!
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